Co-Operative Industries Expands Manufacturing and Repair Center Facilities

Fort Worth, TX - April 2009 --[ASDWire]-- To accommodate new business and to better manage facility resources in anticipation of future growth, Co-Operative Industries has added an additional 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its main facility. This will serve to increase capacity for wiring harness production as well as their FAA/EASA/CAAC certified repair station. As apart of the expansion efforts, buildings at a second location have been renovated and will house the flexible metal conduit arm of Co-Operative Industries. These new facilities will include a total of 10,400 square feet of conduit manufacturing and braiding capabilities. Relocating the conduit production has allowed for increased production of their flexible metal conduits while freeing up much needed manufacturing space at the main facility. This transition allows the company to fully dedicate the main facility's 48,000 square feet to its aerospace, defense, and repair station business. With the added production space, management has been able to reorganize the manufacturing and repair station workflow, maximizing the work in process. In conjunction with the extended workspace, investments have been made in tools and equipment. In an effort to do their part in reducing environmental impact, new climate controls have been installed so as to improve energy management. "These improvements in expanded capacity and gains in efficiency allow us to better serve our customers and to meet the needs of larger production runs," stated Sam Symonds, President & CEO. "With a growing interest in our Defense group by prime contractors, (Co-Operative industries is rated as a service disabled veteran owned small business), we are better positioned to meet the demands for airframe length harnesses and larger volume manufacturing. From the perspective of our Repair Station, it now totals 6,000 square feet giving us much needed space and room for future growth." Co-Operative Industries is an ISO9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 Rev B registered company based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company designs and manufactures electrical wiring interconnects, ignition leads, and flexible metal conduits for airframe, engine, ground support equipment, and space applications. In addition to manufacturing capabilities, Co-Operative Industries also provides Part 145 repair services such as check & test, overhaul and repair, and S/B incorporation for many of the aircraft wiring harnesses in service today (FAA No.: OI0R891N, EASA: EASA.145.5897, CAAC No.: F00100406). James Fairchild Co-Operative Industries Aerospace 5133 Northeast Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76106 Phone: 817-740-4700 Fax: 817-624-4282 Email: jfairchild@coopind.com Web: www.coopind.aero For Sales Orders: Sales Co-Operative Industries Aerospace 5133 Northeast Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76106 Phone: 817-740-4700 Fax: 817-624-4282 email: solutions@coopind.com Web: http://www.coopind.aero/ For Technical Questions: Dave Wright, VP of Business Development Co-Operative Industries Aerospace 39 Comanche Court Palm Coast, FL 32137 Phone: 678-376-5588 Cell: 678-296-3719 Fax: 678-889-8926 email: davedwright@bellsouth.net

Source: Co-Operative Industries
Date: Apr 16, 2009