Aero Gear has expanded its Windsor, Connecticut manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for new aircraft. The 24,000 sq. ft. addition, which includes a new lobby, conference room, offices and manufacturing space, brings the facility’s total space to 100,000 sq. ft. A grand opening ceremony took place on June 12 after a year of construction.
The expansion includes $3 million worth of new high technology equipment, such as mills/turns, grinders and gear equipment, added within the last year. To help meet increased demand, the company has hired 25 new employees in the last eight months, including machinists, manufacturing engineers and quality engineers.
Aero Gear founder Doug Rose says the company, which produces gearboxes used by OEMs such as Boeing, General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, has benefited from several new engine programs entering the production phase of their development. The company has increased its product output by 20% in the past year and Rose says output is expected to increase by an additional 20% in the next 12 months.