Family-Owned Business Since 1976

J & F Machine, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a combination machine shop, making tooling and small production runs. We specialized in high precision one and two off commercial projects, focusing on the local canning and bottling industry.

J & F Machine has been a closely held, family-owned business. It all started with a vision, determination and 1,200 square feet of manufacturing space in Los Alamitos, California. At that time, the company consisted of two conventional machines and a single employee.

The company transformed over the years by incorporating in 1996, expanding capabilities, staff, purchasing new equipment and integrating digital systems to accommodate the demands of technology and customer needs. This transition quickly positioned J & F Machine into a machine shop production facilities in Southern California.

The company boasts a workforce of 28 special skilled employees and over 11,000 square feet for production. J & F Machine has been awarded the Goldman Sachs Small Business Entrepreneurial Scholarship, allowing them to stay current and innovative in the industry. J & F Machine also promotes the future of manufacturing through our participation in the NTMA organization.

Executive Team

Micheline Varnum

President and Financial Director, 10kSB Scholar

Rick Varnum

Vice President of Operations

Bill Barcikowski

Production Planner

Neil Schneiderhan


Erasmo Hernandez

Shop Foreman

John McDaniel

Lead Inspector

Oscar Ocampo

Mfg. Coordinator
National Tooling & Machining Association Certification