In 1933, Clyde E. Toland began working as an estimator at the iron shop McNeil Steinberg in San Francisco, CA.  In 1942,

                                                                 Clyde bought out Steinberg to become a partner of the company.  A few years later in 1946, McNeil Steinberg was dissolved

                                                                 and the C. E. Toland Company was formed.  It was then renamed C. E. Toland & Son to include Clyde Jr. upon commencement

                                                                 of his employment, and incorporated as such in 1955.  In August of 1953, a devastating fire would destroy the shop and many of

                                                                 its records, and the company's resiliency was tested as it was forced to relocate to Oakland.  After decades of growth, the company 

                                                                 moved to Benicia in 1989, where it is located today.  C. E. Toland & Son is still family-owned and -operated and prides itself on 

                                                                 conducting business the right way, leaving the customer thoroughly satisfied.

 

Clyde Toland at the shop in Oakland


Clyde demonstrating a welding machine on the Bay Bridge in 1937


The shop on Peralta St. in Oakland


The shop in Oakland before C. E. Toland & Son


Construction of shop in Oakland in 1927


Fire at shop in San Francisco in 1953


 

 

Present day in Benicia