Paragon Machine Works was founded in 1983 in Marin County, California, by owner Mark Norstad, in the basement of his parent's house with one manually operated lathe and mill. It has grown into a thriving machine shop, occupying an 8,000 square foot building in Richmond, California. Paragon Machine Works manufactures and stocks a wide variety of bicycle frame building components in titanium, steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They are a leader in bicycle frame building technology, constantly innovating and providing new products to meet the demands of the industry and the needs of the frame builders. In addition they have manufactured parts for heavy equipment, solar, environmental remediation, and process equipment companies.