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MRO Americas is back!

By |2021-03-18T10:18:50-04:00March 17th, 2021|News|

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

CMI Employees Making a Difference

By |2021-02-16T14:38:57-05:00February 16th, 2021|News|

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,

Celebrating 40 Years of Service in the Aerospace Industry

By |2020-09-11T13:07:29-04:00September 11th, 2020|News|

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

Columbia Manufacturing from the Past to the Present

By |2020-09-11T12:54:01-04:00September 11th, 2020|News|

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

New CNC Vertical Turret Lathe – Amada CNC Press Brake

By |2021-01-07T10:30:17-05:00August 6th, 2020|News|

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

Gaining Manufacturing Efficiencies through Velocity Scheduling System

By |2020-09-10T17:33:13-04:00July 8th, 2020|News|

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

Supporting Careers in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

By |2020-08-05T13:15:08-04:00June 8th, 2020|News|

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

New CNC Press Brake

By |2020-05-19T11:01:40-04:00May 19th, 2020|News|

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,

Keeping Our Employees and Families Safe

By |2020-05-08T11:56:57-04:00March 20th, 2020|News|

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

Columbia Manufacturing in the News

By |2020-05-08T11:56:57-04:00December 30th, 2019|News|

Read about our company and CEO Robert Friedland in stories published by The Courant and Hartford Business Journal. Columbia Manufacturing finished a strong year with recognition from two regional business publication. Stephen Singer from the Hartford Courant visited our factory and spoke with CEO Robert Friedland for an article on the manufacturing boom in

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