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MRO Americas 2021 Takes Flight

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us in Orlando. The CMI Aviation team was proud to be a part of MRO Americas, one of the top 100 tradeshows in the United States. The event was an excellent opportunity to meet with our customers and suppliers, including fellow ACM members Har-Conn and Richard Machine. We are already registered and looking forward to attending MRO Americas 2022. Pictured below (LtoR): Dorothy

May 7th, 2021|Event, News|

Columbia Manufacturing Awarded New Contracts

Columbia Manufacturing (CMI) has won three long-term Federal contracts awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency since November of 2020 with a potential value in excess of $4.5 million over five years. The contracts support Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation engine military programs, including the TF33, the F414, and the F101. The parts manufactured under these contracts include critical components such as actuator linkages used to rotate blades to increase or

April 20th, 2021|News|

MRO Americas is back!

Come see Columbia Manufacturing in Orlando Florida from April 27-29, Booth #1307 MRO Americas 2021 is a hybrid event solution for attendees to join exibitors in person or virtually from anywhere in the world. We will showcase several of our overhaul and repair parts and be available to discuss how our unique MRO capabilities can help solve your specific MRO needs.

March 17th, 2021|News|

CMI Employees Making a Difference

CMI Aviation is proud to support our local community. Recognizing the on-going need to help others during the pandemic, our employees conducted a non-perishable food drive during the month of January to benefit Covenant Soup Kitchen. Covenant is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of downtown Willimantic, CT. It is open every day, year-round to provide food and access to basic services to individuals and families from the greater Windham

February 16th, 2021|News|

Celebrating 40 Years of Service in the Aerospace Industry

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

September 11th, 2020|News|

Columbia Manufacturing from the Past to the Present

About Our Founder David N. Bell Columbia Manufacturing was founded out of David Bell’s passion for aerospace manufacturing and his connections within the industry. A native of Manchester, Conn., he began a lifelong career in aerospace at Pratt & Whitney in 1956 as a machinist apprentice. He was a quick study with an entrepreneurial spirit that led him to pursue opportunities in Florida. He left P&W after ten years to join

September 11th, 2020|News|
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