Congressman Darrell Issa visits Meggitt Polymers & Composites

The San Diego location is the composite groups Center of Excellence for complex molded structures used in extreme environments.

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U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa, representing California’s 49th district, visited and toured the Meggitt Polymers & Composites (MPC) operation in San Diego, Calif., on April 20. The San Diego location is the composite groups Center of Excellence for complex molded structures used in extreme environments. Its expertise is in molded multiples of components for missiles and munitions, engines and adjacencies, and structural components on leading commercial and defense aviation platforms. 

An example is high-temperature engine components for Pratt & Whitney for the F35/F135 CTOL and STOVL War Fighter platforms. Other customers include Sikorsky, Raytheon, Hamilton Sundstrand, MBDA, Rolls Royce and General Electric.

Congressman Issa was updated on the capabilities of the operation, its industry leadership, role in the greater San Diego business community and expansion plans. He was hosted by Jim Beck, vice president of operations MPC San Diego, and Ray Ringleb, director engine segment.

"Ensuring our military is ready for the challenges of tomorrow requires the steady stream of innovation and engineering like we've seen from Meggitt and others here in San Diego," said Congressman Issa. "Companies like these help equip our men and women in uniform with the tools they need to keep our country safe and while providing many jobs to our area. I appreciate their important work and thank them for taking the time to show me their facilities today."

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