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|Barnes Aerospace Opens New Facility in Ogden, Utah|
OGDEN, Utah.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2008--Barnes Aerospace, a business unit of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) and a global jet engine component overhaul and repair service company, has tripled the size of its operation in Utah, unveiling a new 165,000 foot facility in Ogden.
The new plant, located in Business Depot Ogden (BDO), provides opportunities for the division's continued expansion and meets growing customer demands for the new generation of fuel-efficient transportation, such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
"Barnes Aerospace's Ogden Division is a pioneer in superplastic forming (SPF) technology. We have continued to build on this reputation over the last few years with significant investment in new equipment. This new equipment, paired with customer demand, has made it necessary for us to expand our operations in Ogden, where we have done business for the last two decades," said Brent Wiberg, Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing, Barnes Aerospace.
The Ogden division has seen its annual revenue triple over the last 10 years, and credits Utah's pro-business environment and dedicated workforce for much of its success.
"We empower our employees to leverage their creativity, talent and commitment to excellence, to perform at their best and improve our customers' performance," said Barnes Group President and CEO Gregory F. Milzcik. "Utah has provided us a conducive backdrop to execute on this mission, offering a robust pool of talented employees and a healthy business climate. Active communities that deliver the right work and life balance are a hallmark of employee retention, and we look forward to continuing to build on our success in the state."
Barnes Aerospace's Ogden Division specializes in aerospace sheet metal fabrication and complex assembly and is a leading producer of precision airframe and engine components and assemblies serving aircraft and engine manufacturers on a global scale. The facility is a prime source for complex fabrication of high-temperature metals, including titanium, hasteloy, inconel and stainless steels.
The grand opening of the new facility will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST on Friday, Sept. 26.
About Barnes Aerospace and Barnes Group Inc.
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 also provides jet engine component overhaul and repair services for many of the world's commercial airlines and military applications.
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is an international aerospace and industrial components manufacturer and full-service distribution company focused on achieving consistent, sustainable, and predictable results. Founded in 1857, Barnes Group consists of three businesses: Barnes Aerospace, Barnes Distribution and Barnes Industrial. More than 6,200 dedicated employees at more than 70 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s success. For more information, visit www.barnesgroupinc.com.
CONTACT: Barnes Group Inc.