TIGHITCOTM, Inc. is an industry leader in the design, fabrication, and assembly of engineered components for aerospace and industrial applications. TIGHITCO is comprised of three divisions – Complex Composite Structures, Insulation Products, and Overhaul Support Services, supported by five facilities located throughout North America. We have ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP accreditation for our quality and system management.
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Employing our integrated Program Management Process ensures all aspects are efficiently managed. Starting from a quote through program planning, production verification, qualification, launching process, and its transition into regular production.
TIGHITCO focuses on quality, schedule and best value. We partner with our customers to develop tools, plans and targets for price, delivery, inventory and lead-time improvements.
Customer expectations are met through professional program management and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our team is always innovating – how can we do this faster, less expensive, better – to come up with a solution that gets around any obstacles. TIGHITCO balances the needs of the industry, production schedules, technology and the customer.
To provide superior value to our customers, responsibility to our stakeholders and stewardship to the community through customer and employee partnerships, performance and technical excellence, exceptional program leadership and management, and an active contribution to the community.
- Operate with respect for Customers/Employees/Suppliers/Community
- Work with Passion
- Embrace Continuous Improvement
- Bring an Entrepreneurial Spirit
In 2022, TIGHITCO was acquired by P4G Capital Management, LLC. P4G (Partners 4 Growth), as an investment capital firm, is developing a strong aerospace organization that can secure additional market share, combine capabilities and compete on a larger scale. This acquisition provides needed investment to expand our operations, assure suppliers are paid, as well as provide a strong return on investment for P4G.
The Insulation Products Group was started in 1944 as part of the H. I. Thompson Company. In 1960 a new facility opened in Atlanta, Georgia and the name became HITCO. In 1991 The InterTech Group of South Carolina acquired the Insulation Products Group in Atlanta creating TIGHITCO, Inc.
In addition to engineering and fabrication in Atlanta, insulation and sewn products are manufactured in our TIGHITCO Latinoamerica facility in San Luis Potosì, Mexico. This location was opened in 2001 to meet our customers’ needs for low cost and labor-intensive solutions.
In 2008 the Insulation Products launched a low-cost sheet metal center of excellence in Chihuahua, Mexico, with full fabrication, hyrdoform, heat treat and chemical processing capabilities.
The Complex Composite Structures Division began in 1972 as Ellcott Manufacturing in Vernon, Connecticut and was acquired by TIGHITCO in 1997. In 2007 the facility moved to Berlin, Connecticut and changed its name to the Complex Composite Structures Division.
In response to customer demands the Complex Composite Structures Division expanded capacity in 2013 with a new facility in Ladson, South Carolina, just north of Charleston. With full autoclave composite fabrication and structural assembly capabilities, this facility opens new opportunities to provide solutions to our customers.
Overhaul Support Services (OSS) began operations in East Granby, Connecticut in 1998. This facility was established to provide overhaul and repair of dynamic components for rotorcraft and was acquired by TIGHITCO in 2008.
“TIGHITCO's team is excellent on responsiveness and working with their customers to ensure open items are resolved and parts are delivered. The program, sales, engineering, quality, and operations teams are always willing to work with us and ensure parts delivered in a timely manner.”
- Jason Abate, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
"TIGHITCO is always professional and they always pick up the phone or respond quickly via email"
- Rob Kennedy Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
"TIGHITCO have proven themselves to be a quality supplier."
- Robert Raus Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
"TIGHITCO is well versed in the industry, and their entire team will always go the extra mile to exceed expectations. Their entire team is knowledgeable and diverse. TIGHITCO takes a lot of pride in their work and regardless of Customer demands, TIGHITCO will work hand in hand to reach the best outcome, every time."
- Sara Esparza Spirit Aerosystems
"Having a drive to get things done and power through the collective bureaucracy which can often impede development work. Trusted, valued supplier and partner in serving our important government customers"
- Jeremy Beaudry - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
"The support staff. They are great at communication with us. Warm personalities and diligent support."
-Tonya Tipton Dutch Valley
"TIGHITCO has always been responsive and has met my needs. TIGHITCO's biggest asset is their strong but nimble work ethic is their ability to adapt to changing requirements without missing key deliverables."
-Mike Loschiavo, Lockheed Martin- Sikorsky Aircraft
"The professionals at TIGHITCO are a pleasure to work with and are essential in providing crucial assets to our customer. Their people are their biggest asset. The knowledge and determination of the TIGHITCO staff is second to none."
-David Riddle, Lockheed Martin
"Quality composite supplier that can make difficult parts with ease. There technical know how is what sets them apart from others …"
-Eric Files, Lockheed Martin
"Overall, OSS is known around the Trumbull O/R shop for being a very consistent, effective, and flexible vendor, and that's in large part due to Dan, Beth and their team."
-Evan Seward, Sikorsky Trumbull
"In today’s world of shortages and logistics trouble, we truly appreciate the small handful of suppliers that perform work to the PO without issue. OSS is one of those few."
-Patrick Bryant, Hunting Dearborn Inc