DOWNEY - Astro Pak, a precision cleaning facility located in Downey for more than 50 years, will host an open house July 25 to celebrate the recent expansion of its operations.The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Astro Pak is located at 12201 Pangborn Ave. (near SEAACA). According to its website, Astro Pak's history dates to 1959, when it was founded by Carl Verheyen and Jim St. Clair during the accelerating space race between the U.S. and the USSR. "Astro Pak bore its roots amid great space technological rivalry that created vast opportunity for the small precision cleaning contractor," the company's website says. "Securing various approvals to service all major missile manufacturers as well as other aerospace clients fueled the firm's desire to take their success from that industry into others."
********** Published: July 12, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 13