West Hartford, CT, May 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Har-Conn Chrome Company has just completed “Phase I “of a multi-phase expansion plan. Phase I consisted of a new state of the art aerospace painting and powder coating facility as well as a new general office area.
When Phase II is complete the facility will be the new national corporate headquarters of The Har-Conn Chrome Company. The facility will feature a new 20,000 plus square foot production area, new analytical laboratory, inspection department as well as other production support activities. The facilities will also house their executive offices, sales and training activities.
“The new building represents a significant investment by The Har-Conn Chrome Company and re-affirms our status as a premier metal finishing facility for the aerospace, aviation-OMIT and automotive industries”, said President and CEO Timothy K. Backus. “It will insure that we have the ability to meet market demands for various in line processes. This will allow us to provide a one stop shopping approach that we were not able to provide prior to this expansion”.
Phase II will give the company the ability to process much larger parts utilizing an automated production line. As well we are also expanding automation to other production processes in other buildings in the complex.
In addition to the new building there was an investment in new infrastructure, such as parking, and site beautification. Fred Garipey, General Manager: “it has been our goal to match our process footprint, to our markets’ activities. We believe this is one more example of staying in touch with our partners’ goals.”
About Har-Conn Chrome Plating
Since it’s founding in 1948, Har-Conn has become one of the largest independently owned aerospace processing firms in the world. Har-Conn specializes in aerospace and high technology applications of electroplated and related coatings. Har-Conn currently operates two facilities; West Hartford, Connecticut and Fort Worth, Texas. Their reputation for quality and service is outstanding, serving more than 2000 customers worldwide.
Har-Conn’s work is found in such diverse areas as the space shuttle, the missile program, military and commercial aircraft engine, airframe, and landing gear, surgical instruments, computer components, avionics, laser equipment, automotive, and electronic equipment.
Har- Conn applies engineering type electroplated and electroless coatings. Har-Conn also applies dry film lubricants, sprayed high temperature coatings used for corrosion resistance, and chemical conversion coatings. Har-Conn repairs worn or “mis-machined” parts to restore dimensional tolerances. Har-Conn processes very large parts e.g., (jet engine turbine cases and landing gear cylinders), and very small parts e.g., (cobalt X-Ray elements, 1.6 million pieces to the kilogram).
Har-Conn is both NADCAP accredited and a member of SEMA.
For additional information regarding Har-Conn please visit their web site www.har-conn.com.
Philip M. Van Guilder
603 New Park Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Tel: 860.236.6801 ext: 367