LaDeau – Hinge Manufacturer Serving South Carolina

If you’ve been searching for a hinge supply company that is respected, not only locally and nationally, but globally, than welcome to Ladeau Manufacturing! Our company offers unparalleled expertise in hinge and hinge pin fabrication, with a reputation that spans more than 70 years.  Four key components form the cornerstones of our mission and philosophy: 1) provide high-caliber products 2) offer consistently-fair prices 3) generate efficient production & delivery and 4) personalize the care of every customer – always!

As a globally-renowned company in hinge and hinge pin manufacturing – including highly-customized designs – LaDeau Manufacturing offers its South Carolina customers an extensive array of capability to suit any imaginable application:  from spring-loaded or butt hinges to specialty or aerospace hinges, and more – if you need it, we’ll make you sure you get it!  Simple or complex, heavy-duty or miniature, LaDeau Manufacturing is your Home for Hinges!

Continuous/Piano Hinges

The same equipment that fabricates the extremely-precise MS20257 Mil-Spec hinges is used to manufacture LaDeau’s industrial continuous/piano hinges.  Whether on a national level or a global scale, Original Equipment Manufacturers have recognized the caliber of LaDeau’s continuous/piano hinges to meet their critical needs, for decades.


Our aluminum and stainless steel hinges are American-made with American material. Our steel continuous/piano hinges are American-made and cold-rolled in an ISO-Certified environment.  Our South Carolina customers will not find a more durable, more dependable, metal-stamped piano hinge anywhere, on the world market!

Over the years, millions of feet of continuous/piano hinges – from 0.008″ (0.2mm) thin to 0.186″ (4.72mm) thick – have been manufactured from aluminum, stainless steel, steel, brass, and other specialty metals.  LaDeau’s basic continuous/piano hinges serve more-common needs, while customized continuous/piano hinges address the most-unusual requirements.

Mil-Spec Piano Hinges

LaDeau’s Mil-Spec piano hinges are made to MS20257, MS20001, MS35821 – MS35831 and A-A-55589 through A-A-55596 specifications.  Mil-Spec hinge pin specifications include MS20253, MS27990, and A-A-55486. Stocked hinges of 72″ length are available in an array of materials and finishes, and lengths can be quickly modified for highly-customized applications.  For decades, aircraft manufacturers and other major industries have trusted LaDeau’s Mil-Spec hinges and hinge pins for superior strength and dependability.

Customized Hinges

Customization of all types of hinges is LaDeau’s specialty.  piano hinges, heavy duty hinges, spring-loaded hinges, precision aerospace hinges, and other types can be modified – lengths, widths, hole patterns, forms, and other detailing can all be achieved with extreme accuracy, and minimized cost.  LaDeau’s comprehensive manufacturing arsenal, combined with the versatility of our proprietary Universal tooling system, means we can offer our customers maximum capability, minimized lead time, reduced downtime, optimized repeatability, pin-point accuracy, and noticeable savings.

LaDeau’s Reputation Is Unquestioned

LaDeau’s position as a global leader in hinge fabrication has much to do with four key factors that reflect our company’s mission and philosophy:

***  Integrity – Being customer-centric means LaDeau Manufacturing will do everything within a business standpoint and a personal standpoint to ensure customer confidence is established through trust and transparency.   We accomplish that by 1) offering hinge products of the absolute highest-quality 2) ensuring fair and competitive prices 3) optimizing efficiency with production and delivery and 4) generating personalized relationships with every customer – nothing less!

***  Expertise –  During WWII, LaDeau’s founders joined the Lockheed Corporation which manufactured a variety of aircraft.  Today, Lockheed Martin represents one of the most crucial military facilities in the US. Our founders proudly contributed their knowledge and skills to contribute to the war effort.

After the war ended, the post-war aircraft industry was journeying towards the jet-age, and the time was ripe for aviation entrepreneurs to establish themselves.  Our founders took full advantage of the window of opportunity and emerged as ‘LaDeau Manufacturing’ with a focus on aircraft hinge assemblies.

With success came the expansion of products and services, and today, LaDeau Manufacturing serves the large-scale needs of national and global industries including marine, aerospace, military, industrial, agricultural, commercial and security applications – it’s all about a diverse customer base that will accept nothing less than superior products and services – and LaDeau is there.

***  Quality – ISO compliance means our South Carolina patrons can expect unsurpassed quality in every product LaDeau manufactures.  Our uncompromising standards for production parallel our founders’ original commitment to apply stringent MIL-l-45208A standard to all LaDeau parts – military and commercial.  As an ISO-9001: 2015 certified world-class hinge manufacturer, LaDeau Manufacturing proudly embraces its 99.8%  customer-acceptance rate; and we are independently certified by a number of aerospace entities.

***  Capabilities – Unique detailing, including unusual combinations and configurations, is what hinge customization is all about, and it is an area that is of special interest for LaDeau’s professional team.  LaDeau’s customized hinges, as well as in-stock varieties, offer a level of superior strength, alignment, and even-weight distribution.

A varied array of material and finish options are available – steel, stainless steel, stamped aluminum, or extruded aluminum; and our primary and secondary processes range from press brake forming, hole piercing, countersinking, plating and so much more.

Give Us a Call!

We can address your questions right away – just give us a quick call.

You can reach our Glendale, CA office at: 818-240-3990 or 800-693-3990

Hinges aren’t just our business – they’re our passion!