Announcing a new Director of Engineering

Fort Wayne IN, November 1, 2016– CNC Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that Samuel Schnurr has joined the company as Director of Engineering.  In this role he is responsible for the operational performance of engineering, and increasing quality and efficiency of the business.

Mr. Schnurr is a data-driven executive with over 30 years of manufacturing expertise in the machine shop environment.  A people-focused leader driving change within organizations through original concepts of “imagineering”, and a reputation for building high performance teams that embrace change.  Mr. Schnurr is a detailed-oriented problem-solver capable of managing multiple programs from concept to fruition.

Background

After graduating from college in 1985 Mr. Schnurr worked for Cessna Aircraft Company before joining ITT in 1988.  At ITT he held a series of increasingly responsible manufacturing engineering positions before being appointed Operations Manager in 2000.  In 2005 Mr. Schnurr was given the additional responsibility of leading the Depot repair business. In 2014 Mr. Schnurr moved to the private equity business arena joining Backland Aerospace, a private equity group with 3 companies specializing in precision machining for domestic and international aerospace, aviation, and defense markets.  Mr. Schnurr was Vice President of Operations at Kessington for 2 1/2 years before joining CNC industries.

Mr. Schnurr earned his Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology and Bachelor of Applied Science in Automated Manufacturing Technology at ITT, Technical Institute, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He holds a Value Based Six Sigma Greenbelt from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

The Company

Founded in 1995 by Steven Deam Sr., CNC Industries, Inc. has rapidly grown into a world-class AS 9100C / ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered contract shop specializing in high-speed CNC machining, rapid product development, fabrication, and assembly of component parts.  Excelling in complex component parts and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and automotive markets, the company has a long track record of outstanding performance.

CNC Industries has been twice awarded the Inc. 5000 award for fastest growing private company as well as the BAE Chairman’s Award for Innovation and the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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For more information about this topic, please contact Steven Deam, Jr. at 260-490-5700 X 126 or email at SteveSr@cncind.com.

November 1st, 2016|

CNC Industries has been awarded a new multi-year contract

CNC Industries is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a new multi-year contract for production of custom manufactured aerospace components.   For this contract we will supply aluminum brackets, chassis, housings, and assembly components for the Boeing 737 MAX commercial jet.  This contract is the beginning of what we hope to be many more contracts to produce parts for jets representing the future of the aviation industry.   The 737 Max jet uses the new Leap-1B engine which allows it to be less expensive to operate and more environmentally friendly.

The new contract represents a major growth point for CNC Industries.  We have been producing parts for the CFM56 and other contemporary jet engines for the prior 10 years, and continue to do so.  As these engines are being replaced with newer, more efficient engines, CNC Industries will continue to play our part in the supply chain.  We are proud to play our part in the machining and assembly of more than 200 individual aerospace components going into planes and jets throughout the entire world. 

CNC Industries has been a long time partner to many aviation and aerospace manufacturers and has made components for both military and commercial jets.  As a component part manufacturer to the aerospace and defense markets, CNC understands the importance of high quality and on-time delivery performance.  We have been certified to the AS9100 quality standard every year since 2010 when we first applied for the certification and take pride in frequently being the number one supplier to our customers.  Our parts have been used in most major commercial jet platforms all over the world. 

November 1st, 2016|

Announcing a new Production Manager

Fort Wayne IN, September 1, 2016– CNC Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that Jerry Stieglitz has joined the company as Production Manager.  In this role he is responsible for operational performance, and increasing quality and efficiency of the business.

Mr. Stieglitz brings more than 40 years of manufacturing expertise in improving P&L, maximizing operational performance, and increasing quality and efficiency.  His background includes overseeing precision machining, and more, in the automotive, aerospace and military sectors.

Background

Mr. Stieglitz has over 30 years of machine shop management experience with Safeguard Industries, Magnavox, ITT, and Backland Aerospace’s Kessington LLC.  Mr. Stieglitz managed the machine shop at Safeguard Industries for 2 years before moving to Magnavox for 7 years.  In 1989 he moved to ITT where he was responsible to the Director of Manufacturing for all machine shop operations for 12 years.  Mr. Stieglitz spent the next 10 years at ITT in the Communications & Space Systems operations program management group before moving to the private equity business arena joining Backland Aerospace, a private equity group with 3 companies specializing in precision machining for domestic and international aerospace, aviation, and defense markets.  Mr. Stieglitz was manager, and president at Kessington for 4 years before retiring.

Mr. Stieglitz earned 60+ credit hours in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology before going to work full time.  He holds a Value Based Six Sigma Greenbelt from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

The Company

Founded in 1995 by Steven Deam Sr., CNC Industries, Inc. has rapidly grown into a world-class AS 9100C / ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered contract shop specializing in high-speed CNC machining, rapid product development, fabrication, and assembly of component parts.  Excelling in complex component parts and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and automotive markets, the company has a long track record of outstanding performance.

CNC Industries has been twice awarded the Inc. 5000 award for fastest growing private company as well as the BAE Chairman’s Award for Innovation and the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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For more information about this topic, please contact Steven Deam, Jr. at 260-490-5700 X 122 or email at stevendeam@cncind.com.

September 1st, 2016|

Announcing a new General Manager

Fort Wayne IN, July 1, 2016– CNC Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that Patrick Lavelle has joined the company as General Manager. In this role he is responsible for strategy, financial performance, and growth of the business. Mr. Lavelle brings more than 30 years of award-winning success directing business, manufacturing, and turn-around operations, with special expertise in improving P&L, maximizing operational performance, and increasing quality and efficiency. His background includes overseeing aviation machining, composite assembly, precision machining, assembly and testing of circuit cards and subassemblies, and more, in the aerospace and military sectors.

Background

After graduating from college in 1985 Mr. Lavelle worked for Magnavox Electronics System Company before joining ITT in 1989. At ITT he held a series of increasingly responsible operations positions before being appointed Operations Director in 2001 of the Bowman program in the United Kingdom. In 2005 Mr. Lavelle was appointed Director of Manufacturing for ITT Communications Systems where he directed work in the Fort Wayne Indiana based value center on the SINCGARS, NEXCOM, and advanced products developed and produced at ITT CS. In August 2006 Mr. Lavelle assumed the additional responsibility of Director of Strategic Sourcing & Supply. In 2008 he was appointed Vice President of Operations at ITT Corporation’s Integrated Structures Value Center in Amityville New York. In 2010 Mr. Lavelle was assigned Program Director global transformation of ITT’s SAP implementation program and then the divestiture of IT/Shared Services of ITT into 3 new corporations, ITT Corporation, Xylem, and ITT Exelis. In 2012 Mr. Lavelle moved to the private equity business arena joining Backland Aerospace, a private equity group with 3 companies specializing in precision machining for domestic and international aerospace, aviation, and defense markets. A year later he started his own private equity firm and acquired a precision stampings business for metal and non-metal components for domestic and international appliance, electronics and small motor manufacturers.

Mr. Lavelle earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology and an R.O.T.C. Commission in the US Army from Purdue University Fort Wayne and a Master’s in Business Administration from Ball State University. Mr. Lavelle led teams at ITT that earned ITT’s Gold Ring of Quality Award in 1992 and 2003, was presented the ITT Harold S. Geneen Award in 2006 for his contributions to the SINCGARS ramp-up program, and in 2007 the Communications Systems team was presented the Chairman’s Award for Operational Excellence. Mr. Lavelle holds a Value Based Six Sigma Greenbelt from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.

The Company

Founded in 1995 by Steven Deam Sr., CNC Industries, Inc. has rapidly grown into a world-class AS 9100C / ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered contract shop specializing in high-speed CNC machining, rapid product development, fabrication, and assembly of component parts.  Excelling in complex component parts and assemblies for the aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and automotive markets, the company has a long track record of outstanding performance.

In 2009 CNC Industries and BAE Systems were awarded the Chairman’s Bronze Award for Innovation. In 2011 the company was awarded the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. CNC Industries is often noted as the top performing supplier within its category for its customers.

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For more information about this topic, please contact Steven Deam, Sr. at 260-490-5700   X 126 or email at SteveSr@cncind.com.

July 1st, 2016|

Re-certified to AS9100C

We are pleased to announce that for the second time since 2010 we have been re-certified to the AS9100C & ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards with no findings.  The auditor mentioned that he has been auditing companies for 20 years and has only seen companies pass with no findings three times.  CNC Industries was two of those times!

CNC Industries AS 9100C ISO 9001:2008 certification

We’ve worked very hard to achieve this level of competency.  This is a powerful confirmation of our Quality Management System as well as our custom designed ERP system.

Note also that AS9100C is technically equivalent to EN 9100:2009 and JISQ 9100:2009.

June 14th, 2016|

CNC Industries partners with Advanced Acoustic Concepts

Press Release

CNC Industries is excited to announce the addition of its newest manufacturing partner Advanced Acoustic Concepts. Advanced Acoustic Concepts has several locations around the US with its headquarters based in Hauppauge, New York. This company seeks to be a leading provider of undersea warfare solutions. They manufacture and test integrated undersea warfare solution systems, sensors and trainers. Advanced Acoustic Concepts is a subsidiary company of a joint partnership venture between DRS and Thales Company. These two companies acquired Advanced Acoustic Concepts in order to bolster engineering expertise within the defense market segment which is what Advanced Acoustic Concepts specializes in. DRS Technologies, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, the Company develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Thales Corporation is a worldwide company that focuses on key sectors such as: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Defense, and Security.

CNC Industries is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a highly specialized CNC machining house that focuses on precision machining, rapid product development, and assembly of component parts for the Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, and Medical markets. Our vertical and horizontal milling centers have the ability to machine 3, 4 and 5 axis parts as well as our 2 to 7-axis turning and turn/mill centers. We excel at complex component parts and tight tolerances. We can handle making parts from various types of materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and other materials. Our company was established in 1995 and continues to grow into the new addition of its 21,000 square foot expansion of its building that was completed in 2012. We currently have a total manufacturing floor space of 57,000 square feet and are aggressively looking for continued growth and further expansion.

This partnership is an ideal fit for both companies as the commitment to quality is top priority. Couple the past experiences with manufacturing excellence in the defense industry and CNC Industries familiarity with such components and this partnership will no doubt prove to be both beneficial and long term. If you have any machining or manufacturing needs please feel free to contact David Ratliff at CNC Industries for a quote today or to simply learn more about what CNC Industries can offer its manufacturing partners.

March 25th, 2015|

CNC Industries to present at the Buy Indiana Expo

Press Release

CNC Industries is proud to announce that they will be presenting an exhibit at the Buy Indiana Expo on March 31st, 2015 in Terre Haute, Indiana. This event is sponsored by the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce and is being held at the French Lick Resort and Casino. The purpose of this Expo is to align Hoosier companies to the unique opportunities to expand their business through contracts with government centers. This is especially true for Naval Surface Warfare Center located at Crane, Indiana. They aggressively pursue many Buy Indiana initiatives. We hope to increase our presence for the buyers, engineers and others who have the need to source CNC machining work at NSWC Crane location. The Buy Indiana Expo also includes breakout sessions/workshops by NSWC Crane to educate vendors on how to conduct business with the Federal Government and how the small business administration can assist with growing your business.

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David Ratliff presenting at the 2015 Buy Indiana Expo

CNC Industries is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a highly specialized CNC machining house that focuses on precision machining, rapid product development, and assembly of component parts for the Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, and Medical markets. Our vertical and horizontal milling centers have the ability to machine 3, 4 and 5 axis parts as well as our 2 to 7-axis turning and turn/mill centers. We excel at complex component parts and tight tolerances. We manufacture parts from various types of materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and many other materials. Our company was established in 1995 and continues to grow into the new addition of its 21,000 square foot expansion of its building that was completed in 2012. We currently have a total manufacturing floor space of 57,000 square feet and are aggressively looking for continued growth and further expansion. If you have any machining or manufacturing needs please feel free to contact David Ratliff at CNC Industries for a quote today or to simply learn more about what CNC Industries can offer its manufacturing partners.

March 6th, 2015|

CNC Industries partners with Stanford MU Corp.

Press Release

CNC Industries is excited to announce the addition of its newest manufacturing partner Stanford Mu Corporation.  Stanford Mu Corporation is located in Carson, California.  This company is an international leader in the field of propulsion systems regulators for satellites, spacecraft, transfer and launch vehicles.  They are also the preferred supplier of PMA parts, maintenance, overhaul and repair services to the Airborne Industry.  PMA also known as parts manufacturer approval is an approval granted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  Stanford Mu Corporation also has an FAA certification for its repair facility with PMA & DER (designated engineering representative) parts and components.

CNC Industries is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a highly specialized CNC machining house that focuses on precision machining, rapid product development, and assembly of component parts for the Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, and Medical markets.  Our vertical and horizontal milling centers have the ability to machine 3, 4 and 5 axis parts as well as our 2 to 7-axis turning and turn/mill centers.  We excel at complex component parts and tight tolerances.  We can handle making parts from various types of materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and other materials.  Our company was established in 1995 and continues to grow into the new addition of its 21,000 square foot expansion of its building that was completed in 2012.  We currently have a total manufacturing floor space of 57,000 square feet and are aggressively looking for continued growth and further expansion.

This partnership is an ideal fit for both companies as the commitment to quality is top priority.  Couple the past experiences with manufacturing excellence in the aerospace industry and CNC Industries familiarity with such components and this partnership will no doubt prove to be both beneficial and long term.   If you have any machining or manufacturing needs please feel free to contact David Ratliff at CNC Industries for a quote today or to simply learn more about what CNC Industries can offer its manufacturing partners.

February 26th, 2015|

CNC Industries partners with Antenna Research Associates

Press Release

CNC Industries is excited to announce the addition of its newest manufacturing partner Antenna Research Associates.  Antenna Research Associates (ARA) which is located in Beltsville, Maryland is a world class supplier of RF and antenna systems to the military, commercial and EMC markets.  ARA supplies antennas for Communication Networks, RF Surveillance, RF Jamming, Public Safety Networks, and Civilian markets.  Antenna Research Associates have been making both large and smaller orders for many projects and platforms for over 50 years.  ARA’s strength is in the ability to design, develop and manufacture products that meet or exceed the end customer’s requirements.  They are best known for their commitment to quality from their products which serve both civilian customers and save military lives.

CNC Industries is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is a highly specialized CNC machining house that focuses on precision machining, rapid product development, and assembly of component parts for the Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, and Medical markets.  Our vertical and horizontal milling centers have the ability to machine 3, 4 and 5 axis parts as well as our 2 to 7-axis turning and turn/mill centers.  We excel at complex component parts and tight tolerances.  We can handle making parts from many types of materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and other materials.  Our company was established in 1995 and continues to grow into the new addition of its 21,000 square foot expansion of its building that was completed in 2012.  We currently have a total manufacturing floor space of 57,000 square feet and are aggressively looking for continued growth and further expansion.

This partnership is an ideal fit for both companies as the commitment to quality is top priority.  Couple the past experiences with manufacturing excellence in the electronics industry and CNC Industries familiarity with such components and this partnership will no doubt prove to be both beneficial and long term.   If you have any machining or manufacturing needs please feel free to contact David Ratliff at CNC Industries for a quote today or to simply learn more about what CNC Industries can offer its manufacturing partners.

February 11th, 2015|

Locally Made TV Spot

“Locally Made Monday” on WFFT recently came out to do a TV shoot of the shop…  Just as in our industry, the news media have become very lean.  Instead of two or three people coming out for the shoot as in days gone by, it was one person who does everything himself – shooting, interviewing, editing and producing…

The image below is of Steven Deam, President of CNC Industries being interviewed by Andrew Logsdon of WFFT, Fort Wayne.

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Below is a shot of Andrew filming a CMM measuring a part.

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And a shot of Steve Deam Jr. and David Ratliff, a salesman for CNC Industries discussing a part.

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Here’s the spot…

October 9th, 2014|