About Rubicon Gear

Our history in brief

  • 1972—Company founded by J.L. (Lee) Edwards as G&N Gear to supply gear and spline manufacturing solutions to the burgeoning Southern California Aerospace and Defense Industry.

  • 1986—Mel and Neal Edwards, the founder’s sons, become co-owners and continue to grow the business into one of the larger privately owned gear manufacturers on the West Coast.

  • 1993—Acquisition of Rubicon Gear of Michigan, along with its advanced bevel gear technology. Key people and assets move to California and the company is renamed G&N Rubicon Gear.

  • 2000’s—Through increased focus, our Custom Division’s revenues double. Our plant is expanded by 10,000 square feet and > $2 million is invested in new CNC machine tools.

  • 2011—The company emerges from the recession on solid financial footing, reinvesting > $1 million in plant and equipment upgrades. We initiate a re-branding strategy, changing our name to Rubicon Gear.

Rubicon Gear’s vision

Rubicon Gear will continue to expand our gear manufacturing and subassembly solutions to meet the ever-increasing outsourcing demands of our customers.

By becoming a valued strategic outsourcing partner, we enable our customers to focus their resources on design, top-level assembly, system testing, and aftermarket service.