Announcement of Acquisition

It is with great pleasure that we announce the acquisition of Hygrade Precision Technologies by Pedro Soto. The formal purchase took place on October 3rd, 2019. Previously owned by John A. Salce, the company will now operate as Hygrade Precision Technologies, LLC under Pedro’s ownership. 

The transaction opens an exciting new chapter and direction for Hygrade. This puts the organization in a strong position to invest and grow for the future.  The current team will continue to remain in place as plans are underway for investment in both talent and equipment to further support our customers’ increasing needs. 

Pedro has grown up in aerospace manufacturing. In 1970, his father, John Soto, founded Space-Craft Manufacturing in Milford, Connecticut, a tier-one contract manufacturer of aerospace components for companies such as GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney. Pedro joined in 2007 and assumed control over operations a few years later. While at Space-Craft Manufacturing Pedro used the services of companies such as Hygrade and knows full well the high standards that are expected in customer service, quality and delivery. A simple gesture as receiving a Christmas card from Hygrade left a lasting impression with Pedro speaking to the level of service Hygrade had built with its customers over the years. 

Hygrade is known as a ‘Single Source Metal Finisher’, maintaining many niche services as well as complete machining capabilities. Hygrade’s capabilities and services include ID/OD grinding, flat lapping and flat grinding, CNC multi-axis machining, and testing and inspection services, including CMM inspection and surface temper etch.

We invite you to contact us to welcome Pedro and see how Hygrade can be of service to you. We look forward to an exciting future and continuing to provide the support you require and expect from Hygrade.