Metal process

Valence Surface Technologies Eastman, GEORGIA operations have received a long list of process approvals to support Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky rotorcraft programs.

The VST Eastman site is part of a nationwide network of processing facilities dedicated to ensuring that OEM-compliant metal finishing is available locally to parts manufacturers for the commercial, business and passenger aviation end markets. defence, medical and space.

Valence Surface Technologies LLC (“Valence”) is pleased to announce that our Eastman, GEO site has received multiple approvals from Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) rotorcraft business Sikorsky. Valence Eastman is a leading supplier of surface treatment for highly engineered products in the aerospace and defense market serving the South Central United States.

This VST operating site was founded in 2005 and was previously known as Dynamic Paint Solutions. Valence Eastman has expanded its scope of operations to over 65,000 square feet, has over 80 employees on site and is focused on earning a full range of OEM and aerospace industry approvals. The Valencia Eastman plant is in central Georgia and has established weekly trucking service to Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and the entire state of Georgia to ensure that customers receive the best service and the fastest turnaround times.

Asked about the renewal process, VST Eastman Managing Director Justin Fordham said, “I’m proud of our team and the teamwork that goes into every function, from quality to facilities. Everyone answered the call and worked hard to earn this important OEM approval of our capability. Our Eastman management team is committed to expanding processing capabilities to service customers throughout the region.

The VST Eastman site is part of a nationwide network of processing facilities dedicated to ensuring that OEM-compliant metal finishing is available locally to parts manufacturers for the commercial, business and passenger aviation end markets. defence, medical and space. Valencia will continue to invest to expand its capabilities and approvals in the Southeast region to support future growth plans.

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky approvals include:

SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-85582: Primer

SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-23377: Primer

SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-85285: Top coat

SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-DTL-53039: Top coat

SS 8483 (AIC): Boric Sulfuric Acid Anodizing

SS8462 (B7): Preparation for titanium bonding

SS8482 (PAA): Phosphoric Acid Anodizing

SS8603 (B6): Application of an adhesive primer

SS8805 (MT): magnetic particle inspection

SS8806 (PT): penetrant inspection

SS8486: chromate conversion coating

NAS 410: NDT qualification

About Valencia

Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace product finishing services. With eleven sites and more than 2,500 unique industrial approvals, Valence processes more than one million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valencia sites provide specialist metal processing and finishing services to a diverse set of fast-growing Aerospace, Defense and Space/Satellite commercial markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turnaround, and full-service supply chain solutions.

Contact:

Julie Sims – Marketing and Communications Director

Valencia Surface Technologies

[email protected]

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