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

New Large-Scale CMM Capabilities Signal Growth at Columbia Manufacturing

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00November 25th, 2019|News|

New leadership is remaking Columbia Manufacturing into a modern world-class aerospace supplier. Over the last year, our company has dedicated itself to strengthening our workforce, investing in facility improvements, and improving processes with a focus on operational excellence. Our newly completed large-scale CMM capabilities are the biggest example of the commitment to our long-term vision.

2019 Aerospace Component Manufacturers Tradeshow

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00November 12th, 2019|Event, News|

See Us at Booth 117Columbia Manufacturing is proud to be a member of ACM. Stop by our booth at the 15th Annual AEROSPACE ALLEY® Tradeshow to meet a member of our team.Aerospace Alley is the global hub for aerospace manufacturing. Original equipment and Tier 1 manufacturers from around the world are expected to attend to

PW Power Systems 2019 World Conference

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00October 9th, 2019|Event, News|

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

Large Scale Precision Measurement

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00September 26th, 2019|News|

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

High Performance on Display

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00August 23rd, 2019|News|

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

Columbia Manufacturing Sets Pace for Record Year in MRO Business

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00July 17th, 2019|News|

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

New Seam Welders Reduce the Risk of Downtime

By |2020-05-08T11:56:58-04:00June 28th, 2019|News|

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.