Aero Gear founder Doug Rose guides Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith through the facility for an up-close look at the new space. Photo courtesy of Aero Gear
Gearbox manufacturer Aero Gear recently expanded its facility in Windsor, Connecticut, to meet growing demand for new commercial and military aircraft around the world.
The 24,000-sq-ft addition brings the facility to a total of 100,000 sq ft to accommodate 175 employees and space for several new programs. Gearboxes produced at the facility are used by aircraft manufacturers Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Boeing and General Electric. Boeing's Apache and Sikorsky's Black Hawk are among aircraft equipped with Aero Gear gearboxes.
The expansion was recognized in a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 14 with suppliers, local leaders and customers.
“We’ve come a long way from the small company we once were,” said Rose at the ceremony. “Our growth would not be possible without the support of so many parties in the state, and most importantly our great employees. We are motivated and ready to take on the new challenges that this expansion will allow.”