Kaman Composites Vermont announces contract with major engine OEM

Composite components will be industrialized and manufactured at Kaman’s Vermont facility, serving as a challenge to meet the customer’s high-quality expectations.


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Kaman Composites Vermont

Source | Kaman Composites Vermont

Kaman Composites Vermont, Inc. (KCV, Bennington, Vt., U.S.), a subsidiary of the aerospace company, Kaman Corporation (Bloomfield, Conn., U.S.), announced on August 7 that it has entered into a long term agreement (LTA) with a major engine OEM to manufacture components for both existing production and newly developed engine programs. The components will be industrialized and manufactured at Kaman’s facilities in Bennington, Vermont, with initial deliveries expected by the end of 2020. Further, according to KCV, the multi-year contract has a potential value of $118 million.

“As a collaborative partner, we have been able to customize our processes and production activity to serve the specific needs of the customer’s existing programs. These efforts have allowed us to meet their high-quality standards, delivering product on time and at a competitive price, and positioning us to secure this new work package,” explains Alexander Gamble, general manager of Kaman Composites Vermont, Inc.

According to the company, composite components for the multi engine programs will be a significant growth opportunity for its Vermont facility, and will help build on its ability to deliver high-quality and strict schedule adherence for its customers. KCV, one of two registered companies under Kaman’s U.S. composites businesses (KCUS), offers a full line of services in composites, from design, prototyping and testing, to full production of composite components and assemblies. The KCUS company also fabricates components for the defense, aerospace, commercial and medical industries.

“This award is recognition of Kaman’s partnership with our customers and our ability to deliver on programs that are challenging from a technical perspective, as well as having very stringent customer requirements,” adds Mark Withrow, president and general manager of KCUS.