FALCO is a new extrusion company with a management team that has over 300 years of combined experience. It was founded in 2019 by the brothers Greg, Perry and Michael Fraley, with majority ownership under their mother and wives.
The Fraley family has a long history in alloy extrusions
Below is a brief account of the Fraley family history and achievements in aluminum alloy extrusions:
- Bob Fraley co-founds Pimalco in 1973.
- Bob Fraley launches Alexco in 1997.
- The Fraley brothers leverage their extensive knowledge in extrusions to launch FALCO in 2019 with majority ownership under female family members.
- Heather Chasten is appointed president of FALCO in 2019, with more than 26 years of experience and a wealth of industry knowledge, having worked at both Pimalco and Alexco.
- In 2021, FALCO breaks ground on an 25,000 sq ft facility located on five acres in the Lone Butte Industrial Park in Chandler, Arizona.
- FALCO achieves AS9100 certification in 2022 with NADCAP accreditation coming soon.
- FALCO begins metal alloy extrusions in March 2022.
The Fraley family improves efficiencies, safety, scalability with their new facility and equipment
The Fraley family used their industry knowledge to design a new building and purchase equipment to their own specifications, improving efficiencies, quality and safety features. The five acres of land will facilitate future expansion.
Equipment includes three extrusion presses, aging ovens, and a heat furnace.
Production of high-quality extrusions has begun
FALCO will supply 2xxx and 7xxx series hard alloy extrusions, rod, bar and forging stock to the aerospace industry. The company will also manufacture extrusions for the medical, automotive and recreational industries.
With their industry experience, custom-built facility and equipment, the female-owned, family-run business is set to become an industry leader in manufacturing and supplying high quality alloy extrusions.
For more information about the FALCO history, capabilities, facility or equipment, see the blog article “New Arizona Extruder to Produce Hard Alloy Profiles for the Aerospace Industry,” published by Light Metal Age.