Today, Altitude Industries announced plans to make equipment upgrades to its jet engine parts facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. The new advanced equipment is part of an investment strategy to expand the team’s capabilities, drive productivity improvements, and provide the additional capacityAltitude Industries’ key customers need during this time of unprecedented growth.
That strategy includes the installation of a new Okuma LT2000EX, a machine that enables process flexibility, high feature utilization, and the ability to complete the maximum primary and secondary machining possible in one compact platform. This machine can use many different configurations to maximize the benefits for specific circumstances. In addition, the upgrade will include a new Fanuc robot, a Hexagon CMM, and a Laser Etch machine for marking parts. The combined investment will aid in the team’s efforts to improve work cell performance, productivity and its overall manufacturing capabilities.
Chad Collier, Vice President of Operations, said, “This investment in new equipment at our Erie facility will position us to better serve our customers, providing greater capacity and readiness, along with expanded capabilities for machined and fabricated jet engine parts, all without adding any cost or delivery disruptions.”
This is one of several upgrades Altitude Industries has made recently across its manufacturing footprint to enhance its capabilities, reduce cycle time, and increase output performance. Bruce Breckenridge, Chief Executive Officer forAltitude Industries, added, “We are committed to being ready, willing and able to meet the needs of our customers. This investment supports that commitment and adds value to our operations, bringing us one step closer to our goal of becoming the supply chain partner of choice for our aerospace partners.”
The company plans to make additional technology investments in 2019 as apart of its ongoing strategy to reduce capacity constraints and drive productivity that will enable them to continue delivering complexed, 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. Learn more at www.enjetaero.com