Oxford, MI – After a year of innovations and improvements aimed at increasing its aerospace business, Barron Industries is seeing soaring results.
The Michigan-based manufacturer is expanding its operations to accommodate new orders for safety-critical, engineered metal components for the aerospace industry. The company has acquired a new 10,000 square foot manufacturing plant to increase its production capacity for precision machined castings and assemblies. Barron is also growing its workforce by more than 30 percent and investing in new equipment to bring on a second and third shift at its existing 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Oxford, MI.
“By investing in our new facilities, upgrading our technology and adding people, we are ready to respond to increased demand from our new and longstanding aerospace customers,” said President and CEO Bruce Barron. “Plus, our recently acquired NIST 800 certification ensures Barron’s preparedness in serving its aerospace and defense customers that need to maintain information security throughout their supply chains.”
Barron received a renewable 5-year LTA from the Triumph Group for cast and machined stainless steel components for the new GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine under development by GE Aviation for the Boeing 777X. The anticipated 20-year contract is valued at $30-40 million.
The company was awarded GE Aviation Certification as an approved supplier after undergoing five audits for its quality, investment casting, CNC machining, welding and non-destructive testing processes. Barron is also registered to the AS9100 aerospace quality system and is certified for its in-house non-destructive testing by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP).
Barron produces critical aluminum precision components used in aircraft and defense technologies for both domestic and foreign markets including the forward canard section for a 2,000 lb. ordinance , fuel and HVAC systems, controls, seating, cargo handling and other applications.
Barron Industries was part of the Farnborough International Airshow Trade mission sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in 2018. A first-time exhibitor at the biennial airshow, Barron was one of six Michigan aerospace companies represented at the USA Partnership Pavilion.
“With our newly acquired NADCAP and GE Aviation certifications, we’re prepared to meet the increased need for safety-critical machined components,” said Barron.
Since 1983, Barron Industries has delivered custom solutions for the world’s leading manufacturing companies in the aerospace, defense, automotive, oil and gas, nuclear and other safety-critical industries. Using the investment casting process, Barron manufactures precision-engineered, cast, machined and assembled components in more than 200 ferrous and non-ferrous alloys including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel, copper and cobalt based alloys.
Barron’s unique turnkey process offers complete single-source capability, significantly reducing cost and delivery time. Capabilities include CAD engineering, investment casting, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, non-destructive testing, and complete assembly.
For more information visit www.Barron-industries.com