• 1950
  • Irwin Shadrow
  • 1982
  • Ira Shadrow

Future Alloys was founded in 1982 by Ira Shadrow, the second generation in a family of metal distributors.


In 2000 our current General Manager, Joe Jansen, joined the team. The company was founded and has prospered on the principles of integrity, responsive service and exceeding customer expectations.

What’s happening today

From those humble beginnings, Future Alloys has grown to its present 34,000 square foot service center in Chatsworth, California. We have developed close relationships with our domestic and international mill suppliers. We warehouse an extensive inventory, totaling several thousand line items of high strength 2024, 6061 and 7075 aluminum alloys, in the forms of plate, flat bar, and rod. Future Alloys also maintains in-house, state of the art sawing and processing capabilities amongst other services. Our investment in material and machinery allows us to fill your aluminum needs at competitive prices on time, including “same day, rush shipments”.

In an industry continuing to consolidate into the hands of a few huge “faceless conglomerates”, we proudly remain an independent, family owned business. We respond promptly to all emailed inquiries. Phone calls are answered by a “real, live person”.

We respond to all emailed inquiries within one business day. Please let us know how we may be of service.