20 May 10. BAE Systems is to open an office in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to support its ongoing business with the Jordanian Armed Forces and collaborative activities with the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB). The office will complement the network of offices the company operates across the region and will be used as the focal point for business in Jordan and neighbouring countries. The office is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year and will be developed in line with legal and regulatory requirements of the Kingdom and according to developing business prospects.
28 May 10. Curtiss-Wright Controls has completed three significant international expansion initiatives in North America and Asia that will significantly enhance the company’s manufacturing and business opportunities. The initiatives included the opening of a new business center in China and the expansion of its Ottawa, Canada and Nogales, Mexico manufacturing facilities.
“These investments will enable us to better serve our customers and the increasing demand for our technologies and products,” said David Adams, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “We expect each of these sites to play a key role in our expanding business operations as we continue to grow.”
New Chinese Business Center Opens
The new business center located in Suzhou, China will support the company’s rapidly expanding presence and activities in China and the Far East region. The 23,000-square-foot facility also will significantly enhance the company’s ability to optimally deliver the economic benefits of locally manufactured products to industrial and aerospace customers and will strengthen the company’s global competitiveness. The company also announced that it was awarded a business license from the Chinese government’s Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Commerce Bureau, establishing Curtiss-Wright Integrated Sensing (SIP) Ltd. Curtiss-Wright Control’s new business center will have a staff of approximately 50 employees.
Ottawa Electronics Manufacturing Facility Expanded
The company’s Embedded Computing business group completed a significant expansion to its Ottawa, Ontario, Canada facility that included an addition to the existing building and upgrades to the existing plant and office facilities infrastructure to accommodate the company’s expanding work force. The new construction added approximately 30,000 square feet of floor space for office, engineering and manufacturing functions to the facility’s existing 70,000-square-foot manufacturing space footprint.
Manufacturing Facility in Nogales, Mexico Expanded
The upgraded IPC 610 class 3 rated facility in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico has increased in size from 54,000- square-feet to 81,000-square-feet. Curtiss-Wright’s Integrated Sensing business, a leading designer and manufacturer of components for the aerospace, defense and industrial markets, manages the facility. The Nogales manufacturing plant is ISO 9002 and AS9100 registered and has the distinction of being one of the few Maquiladoras in Mexico with Nadcap certification for brazing and welding. The expanded facility, now called “Curtiss-Wright Controls de Mexico S.A. de C.V.”, became part of Curtiss-Wright in September, 2007, when the company acquired IMC Magnetics in Phoenix, AZ. The facility employs 160 people and is the company’s center of excellence for the manufacture of complex electronics, electro-mechanical, and magnetic assemblies for Curtiss-Wright’s Integrated Sensing business. The upgraded Curtiss-Wright Controls de Mexico S.A. de C.V. facility began operation on March 1, 2010 and has successfully completed numerous customer audits. Curtiss-Wright’s Integrated Sensing product line includes solenoid valves, rotary displacement transducers (RVDT), linear displacement transducers (LVDT), resolvers, pilot controls, and highly engineered motors, fans and motor controls.