In September 1954 a partnership was formed between Nor-Cal Supply and Parker Appliance Co. United Airlines had approached Nor-Cal Supply requesting a quote for seals and offered a contract worth at least $30,000 annually. At the time, Nor-Cal Supply provided hardware and other products, but this opportunity sparked an idea to become a "seals only" distributor. Nor-Cal Supply set out to partner with a reputable seal manufacturer and found Parker.
"We are proud of our 50 years as a Parker Seal distributor and look forward to many more successful years. Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal has been providing customers with unequaled expertise in seals and gasket materials since 1947. We know Parker will consistently out perform their competitors in producing a high quality seal. As a manufacturer of gaskets, we appreciate Parkers strong commitment to engineering, compound formulation and process controls. This makes our job easier and helps us build strong customer relationships, " commented Owner Bob Loback.
Today, the distributor is known as Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal, and Parker is still its primary supplier of sealing product. Based in Oakland, CA, Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal, supplies product to over 500 customers in 7 countries.