history

In 1932, twenty-eight year old Walter Storm set-out with a can-do, entrepreneurial spirit and a modest capital investment to establish Western Brass Works in Los Angeles. Guided by vision and determination, Storm built his company into the largest brass foundry in the western United States. Transitioning into today’s Storm Industries, Inc., this early success has evolved into a diversified family of thriving businesses with individual specialties, including after-market diesel engine parts, irrigation products, industrial valves, and commercial, industrial and residential real estate.

The Storm Family of Companies

Storm Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Torrance, CA. Each of the diverse entities in the Storm family operates under its own name. Storm Management, Inc. (SMI) is the entity that provides corporate support in the form of human resources, financial and administrative services.  www.stormind.com

In the same building with SMI is Industrial Parts Depot (IPD) where quality, innovation and engineering lead the way in the manufacture of first-rate after-market diesel engine parts. In addition to the Torrance location, IPD serves its customers at operations in Portland, Cleveland, Houston and, internationally, in Denmark and Australia.  www.ipdparts.com

Real Estate divisions, Storm Properties (SP) and Storm Western Development (SWD) are also at our Torrance headquarters. SP develops industrial, commercial and retail properties, while SWD focuses on residential development. Between them, they have built hundreds of structures over the years, including the buildings that house all of Storm’s business locations in Torrance.  www.storm-properties.com; www.stormwestern.com

Next door in Torrance is Storm Manufacturing Group (SMG), an industry leader in irrigation products and industrial valves. SMG markets and sells products under several brand names, including Buckner, F.C. Kingston and Superior Controls. Known for their expertise in brass products, each of these brands has long led the way in their respective markets.  www.kingstonvalves.com    www.bucknersuperior.com

The Storm family of companies even includes a ranch – Reed Valley Ranch (RVR). Located in Hemet, CA, RVR has been raising quality livestock since 1867.  www.reedvalleyranch.com

Vision for the Future

Storm Industries, Inc. is a highly profitable family of companies where innovative people come together to produce superior results. Our firm’s long, rich history of successfully developing, acquiring, owning and operating businesses is an important measure of our potential for continuing growth and expansion. We maintain the highest ethical standards, provide our employees with exceptional opportunities for both personal and professional growth and consistently produce outstanding returns for our shareholders. 

We continue to increase revenues through organic growth and highly selective investments keyed to emerging opportunities that expand upon our core areas of expertise.