CMI On the Road with Made in America

By |2022-01-24T15:06:22-05:00January 24th, 2022|Event, News|

Columbia Manufacturing CEO Robert Friedland talked with Ari Santiago on location at ACM 2021. The podcast begins two signature questions, what do you make and why do you make it.CMI is poised for unprecedented growth in 2022 and beyond. Navigating supply chain issues and workforce challenges require focus and innovation. As the largest employer in

CMI Automates Welding Capabilities with New Equipment

By |2021-12-08T13:10:21-05:00December 8th, 2021|News|

In preparation for unprecedented growth, we have invested in upgrading our welding capabilities and capacity by acquiring and installing a new Jetline® automated welding system. This new capability increases efficiency and throughput while effectively utilizing resources. The welding system has a 360-degree reach of nine feet radially and can rise to 10 feet high.

CMI Expands Sheet Metal Forming Capabilities

By |2021-12-08T13:10:49-05:00December 1st, 2021|News|

CMI continues to grow with the addition of a 600-ton Hydraulic Press. The new equipment is the latest acquisition in the company’s ongoing commitment to strategic, proactive capital investments. The 100-square foot forming envelope can apply extreme force to create complex sheet metal shapes needed to fulfill several new long-term contracts requiring large forming

Columbia Manufacturing Awarded New Contracts

By |2021-04-20T14:49:09-04:00April 20th, 2021|News|

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

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

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