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New CNC Vertical Turret Lathe

CMI acquires new VTL as part of growth strategy As part of our continuing strategy to upgrade our overall CNC machining capabilities, we recently acquired and installed a new vertical turret lathe (VTL). This machine allows us to expand our ability to manufacture various size parts in an efficient manner. Despite the recent pandemic virus and downturn in the aviation industry, we are committed to our business growth strategy that includes

August 6th, 2020|News|

Gaining Manufacturing Efficiencies through Velocity Scheduling System

A complete visual manufacturing system to improve schedule efficiency and achieve faster delivery times Earlier this year, CMI personnel participated in a 10-week Velocity Scheduling System (“VSS”) training and implementation program designed to increase the throughput of our Company’s manufacturing process. The system, which is based on the lean manufacturing Theory of Constraints, is now fully implemented and operational. The Velocity Scheduling System is not software but a complete visual manufacturing

July 8th, 2020|News|

Supporting Careers in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

CMI Sponsors Event to Benefit Asnuntuck Community College Foundation CMI is committed to supporting and growing the aerospace manufacturing sector in Connecticut. We are proud to demonstrate our continued support as a sponsor of the ACC Foundation's 12th Annual Advanced Manufacturing Technology Scholarship Golf Tournament. Monies raised through this event provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. Asnuntuck offers programs in Precision Machining Technology, Welding Technology and

June 8th, 2020|News|

New CNC Press Brake

State-of-the-Art Sheet Metal Forming CMI acquired a new Amada CNC press brake to further advance our sheet metal manufacturing capabilities in order to meet a growing demand for sheet metal assemblies in both the helicopter and turbine engine manufacturing sectors. The 110-ton hydraulic-powered machine allows for precise tool setups, accurate repeatability, faster processing times, and hi-tech safety features. Contact CMI Sales to request more information or get a quote.

May 19th, 2020|News|

Keeping Our Employees and Families Safe

COVID-19 Update Columbia Manufacturing Inc. continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 "Coronavirus" as it's actively changing each day. We are working effectively to comply with CDC/WHO guidelines and the Connecticut Department of Public Health and have implemented their recommended actions. While our business operations are continuing to run as normal, Columbia's Leadership team has assessed the risks and implemented a contingency plan to prevent the spread and reduce exposure of

March 20th, 2020|News|

AS9110 Certification

PRESS RELEASE Columbia Manufacturing Receives AS9110 Certification for Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Management System In achieving this designation, Columbia Manufacturing is recognized as meeting the highest industry standards for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of Aerospace Engine Components. COLUMBIA, Conn., February 24, 2020 – Columbia Manufacturing, Inc. (CMI), a privately held manufacturer and supplier of precision components for turbine engines, is pleased to announce that it has received AS9110 quality

February 21st, 2020|Press Release|