PAS Technologies announced Tuesday that it anticipates adding 20 new employees at its Hillsboro facility and may add a building expansion for the second time in recent years.
PAS Hillsboro was recently awarded a new original equipment manufacturing (OEM) contract with a major aerospace engine manufacturer that brings with it the possibility of the new jobs and expansion, PAS said in a news release.
The new contract expands the company’s ability to provide specialized, complex machining processes. The 20 new employees come after the company added 21 people to its workforce in 2016 and the current facility occupies 100,000 square feet, an increase from its previous footprint of 55,000 square feet, the news release said.
A press conference announcing the growth initiative was held in Middletown, Conn. and was attended by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger (R-District 91).
“PAS Technologies has become the preferred OEM and MRO supplier for customers globally, and our reputation and ability to exceed expectations is rooted in our unwavering focus on continuous improvement and efficiencies,” said Thomas Hutton, chief executive officer of PAS Technologies. “In Hillsboro, our company has collaborated closely with the state of Ohio and Highland County representatives during recent years, and I thank Cliff Rosenberger, Speaker of the Ohio House, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), and Shane Wilkin, Highland County commissioner, for their unflagging support as we’ve worked to achieve a number of important operational milestones and significant growth at our facility. I also recognize our PAS Hillsboro employees for their determination and ability to deliver the highest quality products and services to all of the markets we serve. It is an exciting time at PAS, and I look forward to building even further upon the tremendous momentum at our operation in Hillsboro, Ohio.”
Operating globally in six locations, PAS is a specialized provider of cost-effective OEM and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products, services and solutions for the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and oil and gas markets. The company’s highly engineered, innovative products are world-renowned for advanced technology and unsurpassed reliability, the news release said.
The PAS Hillsboro facility is a proven provider of OEM engine-ready parts and MRO special processes and services, driving world-class performance and trusted to consistently deliver operational excellence. As a PAS One-Stop Shop, the Hillsboro operation can take a part from raw material through machining, welding, brazing, coating and heat treating – all within its own facilities. This unique combination of leading-edge capabilities eliminates non-value added process time –allowing for better control in providing best-in-class value, quality and just-in-time delivery to its customers, the news release said.
PAS Hillsboro has operated since 1985 and serves customers around the world, offering full OEM build to print, complete FAA return to service certification, and material management and kitting solutions. From minor repairs to complete overhauls, specialized wear resistant coatings approved by OEM providers, component machining to painting, to initial inspection to final nondestructive testing, the operation also provides comprehensive overhaul and repair services on fixed-wing aircraft components for commercial, military and regional aircraft customers, according to the news release.
In August 2016, PAS Hillsboro achieved gold status, the highest level of achievement in the Performance eXcellence Process. PXP Gold certification signifies that the PAS Hillsboro facility, the first PAS operation to have achieved this accreditation, is operating at world-class standards for all aspects of the business – customer satisfaction, environmental health and safety, quality, on-time delivery, financials and employee satisfaction. With a 30-year history of aerospace and industrial experience in both commercial and military aircraft sectors, the Hillsboro operation offers a comprehensive portfolio of services – providing wear resistant and hot section coatings and precision platings to airframe structures including landing gear, hydraulic systems and critical wing airframe components. The Hillsboro team also restores critical turbine engine components to OEM specification condition using specialized repair services and state-of-the-art repair techniques that improve component service life and eliminate replacement costs. These engine component applications, found in most major aircraft worldwide, include the fan, compressor, combustor, and turbine modules including blades, vanes, stators, bearings, rings, seals and shrouds, the news release said.
In 2015, the PAS Hillsboro facility was a finalist for IndustryWeek’s Best Plants, a recognition of manufacturing plants that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. Prior to this accolade, PAS Hillsboro also received the Distinguished GE New Supplier Award and as well as a recognition from the Ohio Speaker of the House for working two million hours without a lost time or recordable injury and job growth.