Aero Gear Expands Connecticut Facility

Aero Gear, manufacturer of gearboxes for the aerospace industry, recently built a 24,000 ftexpansion onto its Connecticut facility.

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Aero Gear, manufacturer of precision gearboxes for jet engines, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 24,000-square-foot addition to its Windsor, Connecticut facility. 

At the ceremony, Catherine Smith, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, recognized the company’s commitment to the state since its inception in 1982. She and Aero Gear founder Doug Rose have worked together since 2011.

“I am so excited to see Doug’s hard work pay off and celebrate the effort he has taken up to stay in this great state,” said Ms. Smith at the ceremony.

The purpose of the expansion is to meet the growing demand for commercial and military planes around the world, the company says. Gearboxes produced by the company are used by aircraft manufacturers Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, Boeing and General Electric. With the expansion, the company now has approximately 100,000 square feet to accommodate 175 employees, a new lobby, a conference room, offices and manufacturing space for several new programs.

“We’ve come a long way from the small company we once were,” said Mr. Rose at the ceremony. “We are motivated and ready to take on the new challenges that this expansion will allow.”

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