Manufacturing and Mining

Chuck Durham ( is the Sector Coordinator for the Manufacturing and Mining Sector.

Chuck has worked in the Manufacturing and Mining area, and is very familiar with most of listed companies, as well as other companies working in this area. If you have any question regarding the sector, or the Tucson economy in general, please email Chuck.

CAID Industries

Founded in 1947, CAID Industries is a global leader and Southern Arizona’s largest industrial metal fabricator specializing in quality engineered metal products and serving both local and international customers.

CAID has extensive experience designing, fabricating and erecting a large variety of industrial and commercial projects, including industrial plant work, architectural features, structural trusses, repetitive manufacturing, mining support technologies, processing plants, municipal art and R&D rapid prototyping.

Headquartered in Tucson Arizona, CAID also has a location in Calama, Chile supporting various mining clients, especially smelters and SXEW plants.

CAID is a privately held ESOP company whose employee- owners are devoted to:

• A commitment to customer focus designed to build a loyal and satisfied customer base now and for the future.
• A dedication to continually deliver new, innovative solutions in sync with our customers’ technology and
business goals.
• A competitive advantage gained by rapidly advancing our systems and processes to keep on the cutting edge of the industry.

We succeed thru satisfied customers!

Contact Laurie Vance at or Yolanda Bay at with any questions.

For CAID Career Opportunities, click here.

Sargent Aerospace 

Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a premier global supplier of custom engineered, high quality products to the Aerospace and Defense Industries. Sargent holds a leadership position in this highly competitive environment as a result of its commitment to investment in people, technology, facilities, new products, processes and equipment. Sargent is comprised of two market focused groups: Sargent OEM Group and Sargent Aftermarket Services Group. This group structure allows Sargent to provide focused, customized solutions to the market segments served, while leveraging Sargent’s organizational strengths across every business unit.

Sargent Aerospace & Defense products are found on many major Commercial and Military aircraft in operation worldwide. Products and systems include hydraulic actuation and valve systems, locking actuators, steering metering control valves, fuse pins, hot forged bolts, pneumatic ducting and valve seals, tubing system alignment joints, engine hot section and structural components, airframe components, shock strut bearings, PTFE lined spherical bearings and broad component maintenance, overhaul, spares logistics and power-by-the-hour support services. Sargent is also a major supplier of hydraulic control valves to the US Navy on all Nuclear Class Submarine programs.

Contact Frank Elgaen at (520) 572-4450 or with any questions.

For Sargent Aerospace Career Opportunities, click here.

Please note that Sector Coordinators are not employment advisors, and they do not accept resumes, make calls on applicants’ behalf, or connect them with a particular company.

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