The Pacific Steel Casting Company (PSC) is a steel foundry located at 1333 Second Street in West Berkeley, California. It is the third largest steel foundry in the United States, employing 350 people.
The company was founded in 1934 by Douglas Genger and Ivan Johnson who had lost their jobs at General Metals in nearby Oakland as a result of the Great Depression. They bought a steel foundry in West Berkeley that had been repossessed by Wells Fargo, re-opening it as Pacific Steel Casting Company. PSC's business took off with the advent of World War II. The company added another plant in 1974, and a third in 1981.
In Early 2014, the company filed for bankruptcy protection
August 25, 2014 Speyside Equity and Alcast Company partner to acquire Pacific Steel Castings, now called Pacific Steel Castings LLC.
- "Community Issues – Pacific Steel Casting", Berkeley City Council website
- Neighborhood News, Pacific Steel Casting newsletter, Issue 4, February 2009
- Quintana, Sergio (18 December 2011). "Pacific Steel forced to lay off 200 workers". ABC 7 News. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
- Pacific Steel to Undergo Employment Eligibility Audits
- .West Berkeley’s Pacific Steel files for bankruptcy, Berkeleyside, March 13, 2014
- Speyside and Alcast Partner to Acquire Pacific Steel Castings, August 25, 2014