Metal Cutting Service: Celebrating 60 y

as the Largest Provider of ISO Certified Band Sawing Services in the US


About Metal Cutting Service

Many Years, Many Industries

It's comments like John's that make ISO Certified Metal Cutting Service proud of the more than 58 years we've been serving a multitude of industries working on saw cutting projects such as:

  • Boeing Northrop F/A-18
  • International Space Station
  • NASA X-36
  • Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber
  • Grumman F14
  • Lockheed SR-71
  • Lockheed F117 Stealth Fighter
  • Lockheed X-33 Experimental

Metal Cutting Service's Proud Heritage–it all started in 1956

In 1956, Milon Viel and his father-in-law Ross Clarke, founded Metal Cutting Service as aluminum window frame manufacturers. Formerly in the Air Force, Viel  had worked for Douglas Aircraft and Clarke had retired as a co-pilot and mechanic for Hearst Airlines in San Simeon. In the beginning the two men designed and built window frames at night in a modest building in South El Monte, California.

With the aerospace industry in Southern California rapidly growing, Viel and Clarke sought out opportunities to put their experience and skill sets to better support the area's saw cutting needs.

Local businesses learned of their machine's metal cutting capabilities and began asking the men to cut parts. Light bulbs went off as Viel and Clarke recognized an opportunity to provide a distinct saw cutting service to local machine shops and other businesses that had no means to cut their own material. With the aerospace industry in Southern California rapidly growing, the men sought opportunities to put their skills and experience to use by purchasing more and diverse saws and incorporating their business under the name Metal Cutting Service.


Milon Viel, CEO and David Viel, President  

Metal Cutting Service's

Vision, Values & Mission Remain the Same from Day One

saw cutting service

As men of strong values and integrity, Milon Viel and Ross Clarke were committed to creating a business that incorporated their core philosophies. Even today, everyone MCS employs is expected to adhere to The Metal Cutting Service's Code of Ethics and understand the MCS Mission Viel and Clarke created so many years ago.

MCS Vision:

Metal Cutting Service will be known as THE quality, nationwide leader in the bandsaw metal cutting field.

MCS Values:

At Metal Cutting Service, we hold the following values as our "Cherished Ideals of Life:"

  • To build the Kingdom of God
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity
  • Personal Development
  • Quality
  • Continual Improvement

MCS Mission:

At Metal Cutting Service, we will constantly strive to do a large variety of types of sawing, at a fair price, with excellent quality, in a timely manner. We will do this to the best of our ability at all times. We will treat our customers, vendors and coworkers the way we wish to be treated.

The MCS Tradition Continues

Today the Viel family tradition continues with President David Viel and his team of metal cutting experts providing ISO Certified saw cutting services. Metal Cutting Service is now conveniently located in the City of Industry with an expansive facility of over 32,000 square feet. As one of the largest facilities in North America, MCS houses in excess of 35 saws, offering unique contour sawing in various grades of metal in all forms; the largest sawing capacities; and the highest production saw cutting capabilities.

The MCS Advantage

It is this strong heritage and commitment that Metal Cutting Service invites you to experience. Contact us today and we promise you'll experience the same saw cutting service that John McFawn, Jr. at A. Finkl & Sons Company describes in his testimonial.