We are proud to honor our entrepreneurial past with a bold vision for future growth.
The year 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Columbia Manufacturing. Since its founding by Mr. David N. Bell Sr., our Company has grown successfully over the past four decades to be the largest employer in our namesake town in eastern Connecticut.
We are proud to be a world-class supplier of OEM hardware for critical processes as well as an FAA/EASA Certified Repair Station for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. Our Company currently employs approximately 90 people operating over two shifts. Customers include major domestic and international aircraft and aerospace companies, including General Electric Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, among many others.
Throughout the past four decades, CMI has made and continues to make significant investments in its people, processes, and capital equipment. It also has dramatically expanded its MRO business, a critical capability to service legacy aircraft engines that will continue to operate for decades.
“As we look ahead to the next decade, we are firmly committed to growth in both new engine components and overhaul and repair opportunities,” said Robert Friedland, CMI President and CEO. “We are focused on expanding capabilities to serve the ever-changing needs of new engine designs and eliminating single points of failure. Our facility in Columbia, Connecticut, continues to have significant capacity for expansion, and we are committed to sustaining our presence through future growth.”
Bob Nieszczezewski, CFO and Vice President of MRO Operations, added, “By modernizing operations and incorporating new technologies, we are positioned well for continued growth in both OEM and MRO. We have rebranded the Company with a modern new logo, an updated website, and we are moving quickly to diversify our customer base to be more versatile in this ever-changing market.”
Friedland added, “We are hopeful and optimistic about the future of Columbia Manufacturing and look forward to continuing and expanding upon the legacy that Mr. Bell started, 40 years ago!”