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PW Power Systems 2019 World Conference

Connecting with Our Customers Columbia Manufacturing was proud to attend the PW Power Systems (PWPS) 2019 World Conference in Newport, RI. Gas turbine users from around the globe gathered to attend the annual three-day event. It was a great opportunity to get technical training and updates and meet one-on-one with PWPS partners. “We are honored to be an MRO provider to this outstanding organization and to have been part of PWPS

October 9th, 2019|Event, News|

Large Scale Precision Measurement

New Quality Control Capabilities Our new Mitutoyo Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) arrived this month. The large scale precision gantry CNC machine has been successfully installed into a custom-built room located in the center section of our manufacturing floor. Capable of measurements up to 63" wide x 118" long x 63" high, it is designed to provide top scanning performance for large parts with high accuracy. Once our Quality Team completes calibration

September 26th, 2019|News|

High Performance on Display

Our devotion to customer satisfaction is proudly emblazoned in our manufacturing facility for all to see. The backdrop created by our recent expansion for a new Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) provided a perfect opportunity for a wall mural. The message is a further demonstration of our commitment to investing in the machines, processes, and people that will drive our business forward in the future.

August 23rd, 2019|News|

Columbia Manufacturing Sets Pace for Record Year in MRO Business

Columbia Manufacturing today announced that its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) business is on track to achieve record revenues for fiscal 2019. Year-over-year growth is expected to be at least 30 percent. The Company's FAA and EASA certified repair operation offers a comprehensive range of in-house turbine engine and repair solutions to its customers both domestically and internationally. Based on deliveries during the first half of 2019, its current backlog, and expected

July 17th, 2019|News|

New Seam Welders Reduce the Risk of Downtime

We recently completed the installation of two newly refurbished seam welders from Gilbert Manufacturing. The need for new equipment was identified through a risk mitigation plan as well as a production requirement to increase capacity to meet customer demands. Effective planning and eliminating single points of failure is critical to maintaining a successful manufacturing operation. With a commitment to continuous quality improvement, we regularly review operations to identify opportunities to reduce the

June 28th, 2019|News|

Take Flight in Columbia, Connecticut

New Signage Unveiled at Company Headquarters Columbia Manufacturing has proudly served aerospace customers from the same facility since our founding in 1980 by Dave Bell Sr. As the largest employer in a small town, our 100,000 square foot building on Route 66 East is a hub of activity. New roadside and building signage that visually communicate what we do and who we do it for makes easier than ever for customers, suppliers,

June 12th, 2019|News|