BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2007--Barnes Aerospace,
a business segment of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), today announced the
expansion of its large 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 will 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
in Ogden, Utah.
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. "We are pleased to be expanding our operations in Ogden," said
Patrick Dempsey, President, Barnes Aerospace. "The new facility will
provide the opportunity for Barnes Aerospace to capitalize on the
strong growth in our market and achieve improvements in our
productivity. The new state-of-the art facility will enhance our
ability to meet our customers' needs by employing the latest
techniques in operational excellence."
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. The new jobs they
will offer will continue to drive our very strong economy," said Mayor
Barnes Aerospace's large 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
Barnes Aerospace's expertise in superplastic forming (SPF), a
process recognized as a major factor in the widespread use of titanium
sheet metal fabrication in the aerospace industry, offers a unique
advantage over conventional fabrication. Increased design freedom and
reduced part numbers result in material, tooling, and fabrication cost
Components manufactured by Barnes Aerospace's OEM-Ogden operating
unit are found throughout the airframe, nacelle, and engine and
include tube and duct, skins, exhaust nozzles and liners, fairings,
and structural support members. Barnes Aerospace also provides jet
engine component overhaul and repair services for many of the world's
commercial airlines and military applications.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2007, Barnes Group Inc.
(NYSE:B) is an international diversified aerospace and industrial
components manufacturing and 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. Over 6,600 dedicated employees at
more than 65 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s
success. For more information, visit www.barnesgroupinc.com.
CONTACT: Barnes Group Inc.
Brian D. Koppy, 860-973-2126
Stephen J. McKelvey, 860-973-2132
SOURCE: Barnes Group Inc.