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|Barnes Aerospace Fuels Growth with New State-of-the-Art Precision Grinder|
BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2005--Barnes Aerospace, a business unit of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), today announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art Campbell 930V 5-axis radial groove grinder in its Barnes Aerospace Windsor Division. With the addition of this second radial groove grinder, Barnes Aerospace increases its capacity for precision grinding of high-temperature alloys for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial and military jet engines.
"Cutting edge technology allows Barnes Aerospace to maintain its leadership position in precision manufacturing of complex components for turbine jet engines," said Patrick Dempsey, President, Barnes Aerospace. "The use of this advanced technology supports our one piece flow initiatives as part of our lean manufacturing activities further enhancing the manufacturing efficiency of Barnes Aerospace. Barnes Aerospace customers will benefit from the increased capability through reduced tooling costs, shorter lead times and dramatically reduced set-up times."
Barnes Aerospace provides jet engine component overhaul and repair services for many of the world's major commercial airlines and military applications. Barnes Aerospace also produces precision machined and fabricated components and assemblies for OEM turbine, airframe and industrial gas turbine builders throughout the world.
Barnes Group Inc. (www.barnesgroupinc.com) is a diversified international manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies and a distributor of industrial supplies, serving a wide range of markets and customers. Founded in 1857 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, Barnes Group consists of three businesses with 2004 sales of $994.7 million: Barnes Distribution, an international, full-service distributor of maintenance, repair, operating, and production supplies; Associated Spring, one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision mechanical and nitrogen gas springs and a global supplier of retaining rings, reed valves, shock discs, and injection-molded plastic components; and Barnes Aerospace, a manufacturer and repairer of highly engineered assemblies and components for commercial and military aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines. Over 5,900 dedicated employees at more than 60 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s success.
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