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TC Specialties, Inc.

A nationally respected leader in the distribution of AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings since 1979


Recognizing a growing need for quick delivery in the burgeoning Southern California aerospace subcontract market led founders Terry and Clella Werner (hence the name "TC") to begin their new company as an AkzoNobel aerospace paint distributor in 1979. A former painter himself, Terry quickly established TC Specialties as the local "go to" company for customers in need of quick turnaround. It wasn't long before word of mouth (well before the internet!) helped successfully expand business on a nationwide basis. Ready for retirement in 1993, Terry and Clella sold the company to Tony Rocci (who later retired in 2006) and Gary Fujihara, both formerly employed by AkzoNobel Aerospace in Orange, CA prior to the division's sale and relocation to North Carolina, and later to Illinois. Shortly thereafter, TC Specialties established a warehouse in the Seattle area to better serve customers in the Pacific Northwest. 

  • ​Minority Owned Small Business

  • ISO 9001/AS9120 certified -- download current certificate from Documents page

  • Main warehouse & offices - Placentia, CA (Southern California)

  • Other warehouse location - Renton, WA (Seattle area) 

  • No minimum order requirement on stock products 

    • Manufacturer minimums may apply on make-to-order paints

  • Shipment methods - UPS ground, FedX ground, FedX Priority One, Common Carrier, Will Call

  • Order turnaround on in-stock products - typically 24 hours ARO

  • AOG/Priority One shipments - same day service on TC's in-stock products up to 2:00 pm PST

    • No expedite fees on any shipment from TC inventory

  • Complete library of AkzoNobel Aerospace Technical Data sheets and Safety Data sheets

  • Experienced staff with a combined 130+ years specializing in the aerospace coatings industry

  • Speak to a real person when you call - no voice mail! 

About AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

U.S. Manufacturing Location - Waukegan, IL

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is the global leader in the manufacture, development and supply of coatings for the OEM and MRO sectors of the Commercial Airline, General Aviation and the Military Air markets. With manufacturing and support centers throughout the world, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is considered the expert in their chosen field and is dedicated to providing innovative, reliable and efficient solutions to their customers worldwide. AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is a dedicated industry partner, providing support services including, training, technical advice and coatings consultancy. 

Product names such as Eclipse, Alumigrip, Aerobase, Aerodur and Aviox are just a few of our products renowned for their high quality, endurance and performance as well as their ease of application and cost-effective advantages.

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