Five Things You May Not Know About Hardin Optical

by Gayle Gilham on August 1, 2016

in Featured Member

Hardin Optical

For four decades, this Cascade member has helped clients turn their ideas, blueprints and brainstorms into reality and it all began in Bandon, Oregon. Did you know…

  1. Started in 1976 by Larry and Joyce Hardin, Hardin Optical is a premier state-of-the-art supplier of high quality precision optical components. Dedicated to their customers’ success, Hardin Optical manufactures a wide range of optical components (i.e., mirrors, prisms, lenses and windows) that support critical functions in systems such as night vision goggles, thermal imaging systems, and flow cytometers.
  2. In its 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the Oregon Coast, Hardin employs 60+ dedicated professionals: optical technicians, engineers and machinists.
  3. The company has produced millions of precision optical components for the military, medical, industrial and commercial industries. Hardin serves their customers with a multitude of manufacture techniques including ultra-precision diamond turning, CNC optical generating and polishing, double sided polishing and grinding, optical thin film coatings, and a myriad of metrology capabilities.
  4. In 2008, the company became ISO 9001 certified, providing a system to continually monitor and manage quality across all operations.
  5. Hardin remains a family-owned business to this day. Michael Hardin, Larry and Joyce’s son, has stepped into the role of General Manager and plans to keep the business growing strong for many years to come.

Cascade is proud to feature Hardin Optical, a member passionate about optimal quality, industry-leading customer service and a happy and engaged workforce.

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