Leader in growth and processing of crystalline materials.
In the fall of 1932, Philip Reynold Hoffman built, as a hobby, saws for cutting petrified wood. At the request of a local “ham” radio operator who needed a quartz wafer to keep his transmitter on the frequency channels allotted to him by the government, P. R. made his first crystal. The demand for these precision-cut crystals became so great that in 1938, the P. R. Hoffman Company was founded.
Over time, ownership changed hands and the company diversified into product lines having similar materials and processing requirements. Most recently, in 2008 a group of investors acquired the company assets and renamed the company Hoffman Materials, LLC. Since then the company has continued to diversify with one of the most notable achievements to date being entry into the high temperature piezoelectric material market through growth of single crystal LGT.
Hoffman Materials, LLC currently operates in two East coast locations that are in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, USA.
North Carolina Facility: The headquarters of Hoffman Materials, LLC now resides in Granite Falls, NC. This facility is comprised of two buildings totaling approximately 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space for Czochralski crystal growth and processing of several crystalline materials into sensor elements, wafers and other geometries, as required by customer specification requirements.
Pennsylvania Facility: The original location of the P. R. Hoffman Company which has approximately 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space containing a wide range precision machinery for processing of crystalline materials into sensor elements, wafers and other geometries, as required by customer specification requirements.