The PDS Difference

Since 1945, Precision Defense Services (PDS) Industries has been providing high quality and innovative machining solutions while, establishing and maintaining long-term relationships, being a leading supplier of precision machined components supporting the military, aerospace, commercial and energy industries. PDS Industries is a Woman Owned Small Business operating in the greater Pittsburgh area, while maintaining a long track record of consistency and strength.

Our efforts in quality have been acknowledged by the International Organization for Standards with ISO9001; 2015/AS9100 Rev. D. and ASME NPT-N-4570 certificate holder.

We have an unwavering focus on improving and optimizing value in every area of our business to achieve peak performance and deliver exceptional value to our customers.

While working hard to meet our customers’ needs, we also feel a strong sense of responsibility to our associates, to the community in which we operate and to the natural environment.

Our History

PDS Industries has been a Woman Owned Small Business since its purchase in 1996. In 1989 Genuine Tool (Est. 1958) and Nuclear Automation (Est. 1945), two top quality precision machining companies, merged to create PDS Industries. With the experience of these two companies, PDS Industries has been manufacturing high quality parts for both the military and commercial marketplaces for over 60 years.

Our Facility

Our modern facility is located in Irwin, PA and consists of over 75,000ft² of space for our state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality assurance equipment, as well as administration.  Production demands require that we operate three shifts, as well as weekends when needed.

Vision Statement

PDS Industries is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality components and assemblies that meet or exceed all customer requirements.

Our Mission

  • PDS Industries will strive to provide our customers with the highest quality components and assemblies that meet and exceed all customer requirements.
  • Our Management Team provides the best tools that allow us to leverage our most important resource, our employees, to understand and improve our processes every day while looking for better, faster, and more efficient ways to deliver success to our customers.
  • We the Employees of PDS Industries are personally committed to understanding, meeting, and continually improving our customer experience. An average of 20 years of employment shows our dedication.
  • Our Business is high value-added precision machined components and assemblies. PDS Industries delivers highly consistent quality machined parts meeting the most demanding tolerances. We are up for the customer challenge.
  • Our Strategy is to run PDS Industries to deliver customer products on time, defect free, at the lowest cost possible, while building customer relationships and exceeding customer expectations.

A Message From The Owner . . .

The Pittsburgh, PA area has long been the manufacturing epicenter for the Naval Propulsion Program. A program which began in 1948 at the Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, PA. In 1989, Genuine Tool Company and Nuclear Automation, formally known as Mason Shaver and Rhodes, joined forces to become Precision Defense Services, Inc., doing business as PDS Industries. For nearly three decades, PDS Industries has been a leading supplier of precision machined components supporting the Naval Industry.

Termination of the Seawolf program by the US Government in 1992 caused PDS Industries a loss of approximately 75% of its backlog. Since purchasing the company in 1996, PDS Industries has realized steady growth. We are proud of the part PDS Industries plays in the national defense of our country.

Our most important assets are our employees and our reputation in the industry we serve. PDS Industries is fortunate to be able to retain our core employees in an industry where experienced personnel are in very high demand. It’s our skilled workforce that allows PDS Industries to thrive in this competitive environment working with some of the top players in the Naval Propulsion, aerospace and commercial industries.

Our Vision Statement sums up what PDS Industries is about. We will adhere to these core values to assure we remain a high quality and innovative machining source for our valued customers well into the future. Gratitude goes to our senior management team, employees and our customers.

—Ann J. Fleming