In a rapidly changing marketplace, most companies are challenged to stay proactive in developing new products and diversifying their portfolios, but Field Controls LLC makes it look easy. The Kinston, N.C.-based air systems manufacturer has a long history of coming up with innovative solutions to meet its customers’ evolving needs, according to President Patrick Holleran.
When manufacturing a product as expensive and exclusive as a private jet, a fabricator’s pool of potential clients is only as big as those who can afford such luxury. But instead of catering exclusively to those clients, Eclipse Aerospace Inc. – a jet fabricator based in Charleston, S.C. – has developed a jet for clients who want private air travel on a more modest budget.
Virtually everybody in America knows about the Philly steak, but the legends of the genre don’t always get their due. One such company is Astra Foods, which has grown up in the heart of Philly steak country and today resides in a 100,000-square-foot facility on five acres in Upper Darby, Pa. The company manufactures high-quality Philly-style beef and chicken steaks and distributes its products to international, regional and local food chains and distributors.
An aircraft’s landing gear is often taken for granted by travelers. While the plane’s engine and other instruments are more essential to the in-air experience, a faulty landing gear component will prevent it from even getting off the ground. Landing gear also is one of the few non-redundant components on an aircraft.
Waukesha Metal Products forms metal using numerous processes such as stamping and sheet metal fabrication. “Our business revolves around our customer relationships,” President and CEO Jeffrey Clark says. “What we’ve tried to do with our process capability is to expand it to meet the metalforming needs of our customers.
Taking a flat piece of metal and turning it into an aerospace component requires a variety of processes, such as drop-hammer forging, bolt forming and hydroforming.
“We do both welded and mechanical assemblies and mechanical fastening,” explains Guy Rissetto, new product introduction director for Triumph Fabrications – San Diego.
In some industries, failure simply is not an option. One of those industries is aviation, and ST Aerospace Mobile (STA Mobile) knows the quality of its aircraft maintenance and modification services must be beyond reproach each and every time it serves a client because of the high-stakes nature of flight.
The name pretty much sums up the business – Precision Roll Grinders Inc. But like all high art, it may look easy, but it is difficult to attain. Coming as close to perfection as they can – within 20 millionths of an inch or a 100th the thickness of a human hair – Precision Roll Grinders’ employees round out their work days providing some of the highest accuracy.