COVINA, CA – November 30, 2010 – Composites Horizons, Inc. (CHI), an innovator and leading producer of advanced composite products using the latest process technologies, has announced it is undergoing a major expansion program to support recently signed new contracts. CHI is part of the Aerostructures & Composites division of the United Kingdom based Hampson Group.
“This expansion allows us to continue providing our customers with the best, most technologically advanced production solutions available,” stated Jeff Hynes, President of CHI. “Developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers is very important to us. This expansion ensures that we remain fully capable of doing just that.”
Prior to the expansion, CHI’s facilities were housed in twin buildings located next door to each other in Covina, California. The recently added adjacent third building adds an additional 41,000 sq. ft. (an 82% increase). Renovations at the existing CHI buildings included a 2,300 sq. ft. expansion of a polyimide clean room.
The expanded site includes additional capacity to support projected growth along with machining, final assembly space, and areas for trim, coating, inspection and measuring. The three buildings centralize CHI’s entire operations including fabrication, assembly and delivery operations, as well as management and engineering offices and accounting services.
The expansion also includes investments in new process equipment, including a six-axis Fidia K414 CNC mill with rotary table; on-site Ultrasonic NDI with contour following, pulse echo/thru transmission, A and C scan, and a 10-foot tank; an ASC 10-foot by 20-foot high-temperature autoclave that reaches 800-degrees F and 250 psi; a 10’ x 25’ high temperature oven; a Romer infinite 2.0 portable CMM with 10-foot capability, and a Flow waterjet trim center.
CHI is a manufacturer of advanced composite products using the latest process technologies. Its fabrication expertise combined with the strength and depth of the resources of the broader Hampson group, allows the company to supply technologically advanced products with reduced weight, high strength, and excellent durability at an affordable cost.
About Composites Horizons Inc.
Composite Horizons Inc. (CHI) is an innovator and leading producer of advanced composite products. Since its beginning in 1976 CHI has been committed to becoming a leader in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials. The company is a leading composite product supplier for aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturing, space components, and medical diagnostic equipment. Its facilities and processes are backed by fully documented and audited quality systems including ISO 9001, AS9100, and NADCAP AS7118.
Headquartered in Covina, CA, it is part of the Aerostructures & Composites division of the United Kingdom-based Hampson Group.
About Hampson Industries PLC:
Hampson is the world leader in the design and manufacture of close-tolerance tooling and assembly systems, as well as holding leading positions for composite and metallic components and aero structures. The Group’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions for its customers from engineering and project management through advanced tooling design, manufacturing and logistics has led to numerous customer awards. Hampson’s operations serve the global commercial and military aerospace markets from 12 facilities in North America, the UK and India employing over 1,400 people worldwide.
With global operations, it serves the commercial and military aerospace markets from 12 facilities in the UK, North America and India.
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