BRISTOL, Conn.– (BUSINESS WIRE) — Jun. 17, 2009– Barnes Aerospace, a business of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) and global provider of manufacturing solutions and comprehensive component overhaul and repair services, has increased its global footprint in seals and segments, adding a new Seals and Segments Center of Excellence to its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) factory in Singapore.
The new Seals and Segments Center of Excellence provides customers worldwide with a cost-effective outsourcing alternative for seals and segments that are used in gas turbine engines. A 37,000 square-foot addition to the Company’s Singapore facility houses five new machines and expands the Company’s expertise and capabilities in providing complex seals and segments to customers. This facility is one of Barnes Aerospace’s two facilities in Singapore. The second is dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations.
“Barnes Aerospace has a long and proven history in meeting our customers’ seals and segments needs from our Windsor, Connecticut operations. Establishing this new Center of Excellence in our expanded facility in Singapore reinforces our commitment to superior performance and service excellence that our customers have come to expect from us,” said Brent Wiberg, President, Barnes Aerospace, OEM. “We dedicated top engineering and fabrication specialists to this project, which led to the creation of an industry-leading facility that promises to further increase our market share in seals and segments by providing local and cost-effective service in this area of the world.”
As part of the Seals and Segments Center of Excellence, Barnes Aerospace has installed three 5axis hedge grinders, which give the Company the capability to perform 5axis radial grooving and honey comb grinding. Two 5axis EDM fast hole drilling machines and nickel plating capabilities augment Barnes Aerospace’s braze and vacuum furnace applications.
To learn more, visit its Web site at BarnesAero.com
About Barnes Aerospace and Barnes Group Inc.
Barnes Aerospace provides superior manufacturing solutions and comprehensive component overhaul and repair services to the world’s major turbine manufacturers, commercial airlines and the military. The company provides highly engineered machined and fabricated components and assemblies for aircraft engines and airframe manufacturers and land-based industrial gas turbines. Working to AS 9100 standards, Barnes Aerospace delivers the highest quality and most cost-effective solutions to our customers using high temperature titanium, inconel, hastelloy, stainless steel and nickel alloy materials.
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is a diversified global manufacturer and logistical services company focused on providing precision component manufacturing and operating service support. Founded in 1857, the 5,100 dedicated employees at more than 60 locations worldwide are committed to achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com. Barnes Group, the Critical Components People.
CONTACT: Barnes Group Inc.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES EUROPE ASIA PACIFIC NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT FRANCE SINGAPORE
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANUFACTURING AEROSPACE CHEMICALS/PLASTICS ENGINEERING STEEL
SOURCE: Barnes Group Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2009 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20090616005213/en
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