C.A. Huff & Associates

We specialize in the areas of facilities planning & operating performance improvement and serve as technical support to client operating management.  Typical assignments involve the formation, expansion, relocation, modernization and/or tenant improvement of manufacturing facilities.

Plant Relocation and Expansion

Pay for Performance

Industrial Facility Planning

Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Improvement

Facilities Requirements Specification

Employee Gain Sharing Programs

Plant Layout

Capital Equipment Specification & Acquisition

Preventive Facilities Planning

Industrial Engineering

Operating Performance Enhancement

Plant Operational Performance Audits

Project Analysis and Management


Latest Project

Recently, C.A. Huff & Associates concluded a project management engagement involving the development, design and implementation of a 50K square foot, 43 unit, $28 mil. luxury condominium property.   Project aspects included government agency compliance, designer review, vendor selection & direction, construction support/oversight and lender coordination.

Organized in 1981, C.A. Huff and Associates provides practical, independent Industrial Engineering advice to our client companies. The practice is staffed with a group of highly qualified engineers averaging in excess of 25 years of design and implementation experience. We manage each assignment within the context of a long term client-consultant partnership which is based upon mutual respect and ethical behavior. We recognize that our continued success is closely tied to that of our clients which, in turn, is directly related to the quality of services which we provide.

Currently averaging over six assignments per client and based upon a firm commitment to client satisfaction, we have established continuing relationships with a select clientele of Southern California based manufacturing, service and technical organizations.

Charles A. Huff, P.E., is an Industrial Engineer experienced in facilities planning and operational performance improvement for under-performing and developing businesses.

Charlie is the Principal-Owner of C. A. Huff & Associates, a regional Industrial Engineering practice. Areas of specialty include facility planning & design, operations analysis & control and productivity improvement. Clients include NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ITT, Ameron, Avery Label, California Steel Industries, Tropitone Furniture and Callaway Golf.

As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, Charlie led a team consisting of fifty U.S. Navy constructionmen and Vietnamese nationals engaged in counter-insurgent construction.

Prior to establishing C.A. Huff & Associates in 1981, Charlie consulted for the advisory services firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He possesses a total of twenty-five years of progressive engineering and operations management experience gained at General Dynamics, Fairchild Semiconductor and Cummins Engine Company.

Charlie has successfully developed, planned and conducted in-house educational courses of instruction pertinent to the justification and equipment specification for major capital acquisition projects. The objective of said courses is to improve the funding request preparation, presentation and execution skills of client personnel.

Charlie has prepared plans for the formation, expansion, consolidation, modernization, rearrangement and/or tenant improvement of plant facilities totaling 3.2 MM square feet for a variety of manufacturing, warehousing and support activities. Charlie has administered a $10 MM plant capital equipment modernization program for a 450 machine tool, 2 MM square foot aerospace manufacturing facility. Charlie has provided full technical direction for the turnaround reorganization of an electronic laminated manufacturer; during which Charlie prepared and presented operational and financial analyses which served as the basis to avert bankruptcy. Charlie formulated, developed and installed an employee gain sharing program which produced a 60% after tax profit improvement via improved capacity utilization and reduced resource consumption for a USWA organized steel producer.