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Hadd-Co Inspection Lab - TORRANCE

Workforce History:

Hadd-Co Inspection Lab, a Torrance based privately owned company was founded in 1958. Hadd-Co Inspection Lab is a providing leading quality Non Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection services specializing in Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspections. Mr. Andre David, President & CEO has built a solid reputation in the aerospace industry through considerable technical experience, the highest quality standards and relentless commitment to building close relationships with his customers.

SBWIB Partnership:

Mr. Andre David contacted his local EDD office in early 2016 in hopes of identifying viable workforce solutions for his declining business. A Business Needs Assessment survey conducted in March 2016 by Propath Inc. indicated an immediate need for reducing operational costs, increased profitability, employee skill upgrade programs, and technical guidance from industry experts. The immediate goal was to provide a full scope of business services to promote productivity, profitability and overall growth, while addressing employment and retention needs for HaddCo. Goals were immediately identified, services were appropriately prioritized and scheduled to match capacity benchmarks.

Outcome and Benefits:

Through ongoing engagement, partnership, and relationship-building activities, Propath Inc., in collaboration with South Bay Business and Career Centers, has provided a number of layoff aversion strategies this year including:
• Developing, funding, and managing incumbent worker training programs
• Providing access to employee skill upgrade and recertification-programs and services
• Connecting Hadd-Co to wage reimbursement programs and registered apprenticeships.
• Providing short-term, on-the-job, or customized training programs and registered apprenticeships before or after layoff to help facilitate rapid reemployment.
• Access to programs and resources under the Affordable Care Act under Covered California for small business

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