Altitude Industries announced today a $5.3M capital equipment investment strategy to make upgrades to its jet engine parts facility in Terre Haute, Indiana. The investment is aimed at expanding the team’s capabilities, driving productivity improvements, and providing the additional capacity Altitude Industries’ key customers need during this time of unprecedented growth. As part of the equipment upgrade, Altitude Industries will install three Mazak Integrex e1250 V/8 Machines to its production floor, following a tiered scheduled approach, beginning in early 2019. The first machine will become operational in January 2019, with the others to follow in June and September respectively. The plan also calls for upgrades that will expand the facility’s floor space, work cells and capabilities. During an overview of the new equipment investment, Chad Collier, Vice President of Operations, said, “Participation in new customer programs requires investments in facilities, people and equipment in order to execute for our clients without adding cost or delivery disruptions. The addition of the new equipment will position us to better serve our customers with greater capacity and readiness, along with expanded capabilities for machined and fabricated jet engine parts.”

Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Altitude Industries, added, “We are excited to be able to make this investment in our future. These incredible machines are part of our commitment to being ready, willing and able to be the supply chain partner our customers can count on when it comes to providing the jet engine parts that are so critical to their operations.”Altitude Industries is a Kansas City-based aerospace company that seeks to provide critical machined and fabricated parts to the engine sector of the aerospace and defense industries, specializing in components and assemblies for the hot section of aircraft engines.

Collier mentioned the company plans to make additional technology investments in 2019 as part of its ongoing strategy to reduce capacity constraints and drive productivity that enables them to continue delivering high quality jet engine parts on time for their customers.

About Altitude Industries
Altitude Industries is a privately-owned aerospace component manufacturing company, with a sole focus of becoming a world class supplier and partner to engine OEMs. Altitude Industries is comprised of industry experts and centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

Today, Altitude Industries announced the acquisition of JWS Machine Technology, a world-class supplier of precision, turned and non-conventional (EDM) machined parts to leading turbine engine manufacturers. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, JWS Machine is another addition to Altitude Industries portfolio of companies focused on the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts to support the growing aerospace engine market.

Altitude Industries is a Kansas City-based aerospace company that seeks to provide critical machined and fabricated parts to the engine sector of the aerospace and defense industries, specializing in components and assemblies for the hot section of aircraft engines.

Eric Stark, General Manager for JWS Machine, commented about the acquisition and the company’s future by saying, “Our team is excited to be partnering with Altitude Industries to explore growth opportunities, expanded our capabilities, and make strategic investments that will allow us to better serve our customers.”

Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Altitude Industries, added, “As we continue our journey of becoming a leader for aerospace engine parts manufacturing, I’m excited to welcome another world-class provider to our Altitude Industries team.  JWS Machine’s expertise and capabilities will greatly enhance our service offerings and reach to support our growing customer base and the aerospace engine industry.”

Learn more about Altitude Industries’ Terre Haute, Indiana, facility and its capabilities here.

About Altitude Industries
Altitude Industries is a privately-owned aerospace component manufacturing company, with a sole focus of becoming a world class supplier and partner to engine OEMs. Altitude Industries is comprised of industry experts and centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

Today, Altitude Industries added two more manufacturing facilities to its existing footprint, completing the acquisitions of Metal Spinners Inc. and Jet Engine Technology Corporation – both companies are world-class suppliers of complex components and assemblies for leading turbine engine manufacturers. Located outside of Boston, in the cities of Malden and Danvers, Massachusetts, each business will become part of Altitude Industries, focused on serving and growing the aerospace engine market.

Altitude Industries is a Kansas City-based aerospace company that seeks to provide critically machined and fabricated parts to the engine sector of the aerospace and defense industries, specializing in components and assemblies for the hot section of aircraft engines.

Dana Munick, who serves as President for both companies being acquired, and will continue to do so as part of Altitude Industries, said, “It is a new beginning for all of us here at Metal Spinners and Jet Engine Technology, as with Altitude’s backing we will be able to expand our capabilities more aggressively and collaborate with other Altitude companies to better serve our customers’ needs.” In addition to his role as President over the two facilities, he will also support Altitude’s efforts to identify new acquisitions that further complement the company’s manufacturing capabilities. “Our goal is to continue to grow and develop the business to become the premier engine part supplier of choice in the industry,” Munick added.

As part of the acquisition, all employees were retained and will remain in their current positions, along with the company’s acquired certifications and accreditations. Learn more about Altitude Industries’ new Malden and Danvers, Massachusetts facilities and their respective capabilities.

About Altitude Industries
Altitude Industries is a privately-owned aerospace component manufacturing company, with a sole focus of becoming a world-class supplier and partner to engine OEMs. Altitude Industries is comprised of industry experts and centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

Today, Altitude Industries announced the acquisition of H&H Aero, Inc – a world class supplier of precision machined and turned parts to leading turbine engine manufacturers. Located in Erie, PA, H&H Aero is the first acquisition for Altitude Industries and sets the stage for follow-on partnerships in the growing aerospace engine market.

Altitude Industries is a Kansas City-based aerospace company that seeks to provide critical machined and fabricated parts to the engine sector of the aerospace and defense industries, specializing in components and assemblies for the hot section of aircraft engines.

H&H Aero, led by General Manager Nick Dibiase, has built a premier reputation in the turbine engine market by consistently providing perfect quality and delivery service to their key customers. “The team is thrilled to partner with Altitude Industries and looks forward to the resources they can add to help us grow,” said Dibiase.

Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer for Altitude Industries, added, “This acquisition marks the first step in our journey towards delivering quality service and products to world-class platforms. We are excited about the capabilities and relationships that Nick and the H&H team possess, and we look forward to continuing our growth journey together.”

Learn more about Altitude Industries’ Erie, Pennsylvania facility and its capabilities here.

About Altitude Industries

Altitude Industries is a privately-owned aerospace component manufacturing company, with a sole focus of becoming a world class supplier and partner to engine OEMs. Altitude Industries is comprised of industry experts and centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

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