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What are Defeater Handles?

A defeater handle provides added safety and security. By making use of a special mechanism that requires a two-handed operation to open a box or enclosure, a defeater handle helps ensure the contents remain secured. These parts feature a heavy-duty handle design on a...

What Is an Eyebolt?

An eyebolt combines a threaded shaft (or shank) with a complete, round loop at one end. The typical application of an eyebolt is to be threaded to the top of a structure so that a rope or cable can be fed through the ring. This may be used to lift or secure the...

Comparison of Cam Locks and Quarter Turn Latches

Comparison of Cam Locks and Quarter Turn Latches Cam locks and quarter-turn latches are two different families of parts that often get confused for each other due to their similar qualities and features. However, there are many aspects of these parts which can make...

Toggle Clamps: What They Are Why You Need Them

Toggle Clamps: What They Are  Why You Need Them While it may seem like a simple mechanism that holds things together, toggle clamps provide outstanding locking action, reliable holding power, and a super level of force when the situation demands it. These versatile...

SPEP Scholarship Program for Aspiring Engineers

  Some good news in the year of Covid-19. Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products launched an annual Scholarship Program for Aspiring Engineers. We have partnered with two local high schools, St. John Bosco of Bellflower and St. Joseph of Lakewood, both of whom...

How To Make Threads in Solidworks: Become a Solidworks Expert

At Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products, we create custom parts for our customers through our parts engineering program. As part of this, we model parts in Solidworks to get the details worked out before they are ready for prototyping and production. While we are...

How To Make a Spring in Solidworks

Solidworks is at the heart of Sierra Pacific Products and Engineering’s custom part design process. Although we are happy to handle all the modeling ourselves, some of our clients are eager to learn about Solidworks so they can better communicate their ideas and...

Marine & Boat Hardware Parts

  Marine manufacturing and maintenance present some unique challenges for hardware. At Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products, we have a comprehensive catalog of top-quality marine parts and hardware that is ready to ship. We also provide custom engineering...

Truck & Trailer Door Handles, Holders, Latches, and More

Whether you are looking for truck or trailer parts Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is sure to manufacture it. Various trailer and truck parts include truck door holders, hinges, latches, handles, tie-downs, chain retainers, and much more. These parts are made...

Getting the Right HVAC Components

Both HVAC products and installations can be made better with high-quality custom HVAC parts and supplies and Sierra Pacific has them! Whether you are looking to add a locking latch to an access panel or want to install superior hinges on moving parts for ease of use...

A Well Earned Retirement

As a 100% Employee Owned Company, Sierra Pacific holds an annual shareholders meeting. This year’s meeting was a combination of on-site and virtual. The highlight of the meeting was honoring our most recent retiree, Paul, and virtually presenting him with an...