Barnes Aerospace to expand operations in Ogden, Utah

Barnes Aerospace, a business segment of Barnes Group Inc., (www.barnesgroupinc.com) announced the expansion of its fabrication operations in Ogden, Utah, with the planned opening of a new state-of-the-art, 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to produce precision aerospace components for use in a wide range of aircraft engine and airframe applications.

The new facility is designed to accommodate growth in the business, future opportunities and long-term contracts with customers. Construction of the facility, which will nearly double the existing square footage of manufacturing space for the Barnes Aerospace OEM-Ogden operating unit, is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2008. The new facility will be located in the Business Depot Ogden Industrial Park.

Barnes Aerospace produces precision machined and fabricated components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) turbine, airframe and industrial gas turbine builders throughout the world.

Barnes Aerospace chose to expand its operation in Ogden to take advantage of the favorable business environment created by the State of Utah and the City of Ogden, through its aerospace industry clusters, and the area’s highly skilled, dedicated workforce.

“Barnes Aerospace is an impressive company and we couldn’t be more excited to have this expansion take place in Ogden,” said Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey. “The new jobs they will offer will continue to drive our very strong economy.”

Barnes Aerospace’s fabrications business is one of the largest U.S. producers of formed titanium products for OEMs, specializing in the fabrication and assembly of complex airframe and engine components. Barnes Aerospace is a prime source for complex fabrication of high-temperature metals including titanium, hasteloy, inconel and stainless steel. As a top provider of advanced metal fabrications to the aerospace industry, its activities include complex assembly, welding, vacuum furnace brazing, hot, cold, and superplastic forming, and multi-axis milling, laser and waterjet cutting technologies.

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