TIGHITCO Further Expands Its Operational Excellence Strategy

TIGHITCO Further Expands Its Operational Excellence Strategy

TIGHITCO, a leading aerospace and defense company, is proud to announce that They have reached another milestone in their growth of their operational excellence models with the certification of 15 employees as Six-Sigma Yellow Belts in the past year. This achievement marks a significant step towards the company’s goal of achieving full saturation of Six-Sigma methodology across all departments.

The certification process was conducted in two training waves, with each wave consisting of rigorous training and examinations, followed by project completion to finalize certification. The certified employees were recognized for their dedication and hard work with awards and belts, symbolizing their expertise in the systematic approach to reducing waste, improving processes, and problem-solving.

Six-Sigma methodology is a data-driven approach to process improvement, which has been proven to be highly effective in reducing costs, improving quality, and increasing customer satisfaction. By making this investment and achieving certification, TIGHITCO is taking a significant step towards achieving full saturation of Six-Sigma/Lean manufacturing methodology across all departments, which will further enhance the company’s operational excellence (OPEX) industrialization efforts.

“We are thrilled to have certified our Six-Sigma Yellow Belts last year, and we are confident that their expertise will contribute to our company’s success,” said Shawn Hawks, VP/General Manager of TIGHITCO Complex Composites. “This achievement is a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement and our dedication to providing the best products and services to our customers. We look forward to continuing our journey towards full saturation of Six-Sigma methodology and achieving even greater success in the future.”

For more information about TIGHITCO and its services, please visit their website at www.tighitco.com.

About TIGHITCO
Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry.  The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972.  With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheet metal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to quickly move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication, TIGHITCO will make any project an easy transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers.  TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

TIGHITCO’s MRO Division, Overhaul Support Services, Awarded New Agreement by Pratt & Whitney for PW800 Engine Blisk Fans

TIGHITCO’s MRO Division, Overhaul Support Services, Awarded New Agreement by Pratt & Whitney for PW800 Engine Blisk Fans

TIGHITCO, a leading provider of aerospace and defense solutions, announced today that their Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) division, Overhaul Support Services (OSS), out of East Grandby, Connecticut, has been awarded a new agreement by Pratt & Whitney for the overhaul and repair of blisk fans for their PW800 series engines. This program marks the first repair agreement between OSS and Pratt & Whitney’s Bridgeport, West Virginia division.

“We are thrilled to have earned the approval of Pratt & Whitney for this new agreement,” said Shawn Hawks, Vice President/GM. “This partnership is a testament to our team’s expertise and dedication to providing high-quality MRO services. We are excited to expand our relationship with Pratt & Whitney and look forward to supporting their PW800 series engines.”

The PW800 series engines are used in a variety of aircraft, including Gulfstream business jets and Bombardier regional aircraft. As part of the agreement, OSS will provide overhaul and repair services for the blisk fans, which are critical components of the engines. This new partnership will allow Pratt & Whitney to benefit from OSS’s extensive experience and capabilities in MRO services, while also providing OSS with the opportunity to expand their customer base.

“We are proud to be selected by Pratt & Whitney for this important program,” said Craig Zysk, Group Vice President of TIGHITCO’s Sales & Business Development. “Our team in East Granby is well-equipped and ready to support the PW800 series engines with our state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled technicians. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and value to our customers, and we are confident that this partnership will be a success.”

TIGHITCO’s MRO division, Overhaul Support Services, is a trusted provider of MRO services for a wide range of aerospace and defense platforms. With this new agreement, they continue to solidify their position as a leader in the industry and demonstrate their commitment to delivering top-quality services to their customers.

About TIGHITCO

Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry. The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972. With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheet metal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to quickly move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication, TIGHITCO will make any project an easy transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers. TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

TIGHITCO’S OSS Awarded MRO Contract by Leonardo

TIGHITCO’S OSS Awarded MRO Contract by Leonardo

CHARLESTON, SC, USA — TIGHITCO announced today that their MRO division, Overhaul Support Services (OSS), located in East Granby, Connecticut, has been awarded a new long-term agreement by Leonardo Aerospace, Defence and Security for overhaul and repair of exhaust ducts, and other accessories for multiple aircraft types. The 5-year, long-term agreement is the first with the European based manufacturer.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Leonardo Aerospace, Defence and Security to provide overhaul and repair services for these programs,” said Craig Zysk, Group Vice President Sales & Business Development for TIGHITCO. “This contract reinforces our ongoing commitment to providing reliable, high quality, cost-effective services to our customers.”

Overhaul Support Services, which joined the TIGHITCO family of companies in 2008, has over 25 years of experience in the Part 145 repair and overhaul of aircraft components and systems. OSS is an FAA/EASA-approved repair station and is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified. In addition to composite repair, OSS offers sheet metal repair as well as hydraulic actuator, gearbox, and rotor blade repairs. OSS focuses on the overhaul and repair of both fixed-wing and rotorcraft components.

Mark Withrow, President and CEO of TIGHITCO, added “The close relationship that we have with Leonardo was key in establishing the framework of this agreement and builds on decades of world class performance, while exceeding customer expectations.”

About TIGHITCO
Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry. The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972. With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheet metal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to quickly move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication, TIGHITCO will make any project an easy transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers. TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

TIGHITCO, Inc. Secures New Contract From Collins Aerospace

TIGHITCO, Inc. Secures New Contract From Collins Aerospace

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, December 11, 2023 – TIGHITCO, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace and defense products, announced this week that their Insulation Products Group, TIGHITCO LATIN AMERICA, has been awarded a new multi-year, “Life of Program” contract from Collins Aerospace. The contract covers Sheetmetal Assemblies and Thermal Products for a mix of platforms, including Sikorsky CH-53K and Boeing 787 & 767 aircraft. The total value of the contract is estimated at just over $40M.

TIGHITCO LATIN AMERICA, with facilities in Chihuahua, Mexico, has provided high-quality products for the aerospace industry for many years, with Collins Aerospace being a strong collaboration partner. This contract solidifies a strong working relationship between the two companies and is a testament to TIGHITCO’s commitment to providing high-quality products and services to their clients.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Collins Aerospace and to be awarded this new multi-year contract,” said Mark Withrow, CEO of TIGHITCO, Inc. “This contract exemplifies the hard work and dedication of our team at TIGHITCO LATIN AMERICA and our commitment to providing the best products and services to our valued customers. We look forward to continuing to support Collins Aerospace and their platforms for many years to come.”

TIGHITCO, Inc. is proud to be a trusted partner of Collins Aerospace. With this new contract, TIGHITCO is poised for continued success and looks forward to the opportunities ahead. For more information about TIGHITCO, Inc. and their products and services, please visit their website at www.tighitco.com.

About TIGHITCO
Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry. The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972. With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheetmetal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first-part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication quickly, TIGHITCO will make any project easily transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers. TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

Craig Zysk
TIGHITCO Inc.
+1 203-943-1768
czysk@tighitco.com

TIGHITCO Berlin Earns Complex Composite Production Award from Low Earth Orbit Launch Service Provider

TIGHITCO Berlin Earns Complex Composite Production Award from Low Earth Orbit Launch Service Provider

Charleston, SC—TIGHITCO in Berlin, Connecticut, received Approved Supplier Status and production level awards from a launch service provider, based on TIGHITCO’s continued compliance to regulatory ratings, capability listings, quality system accreditations, and consistent conformity to the customers standard of quality and reliability.  With this culmination, TIGHITCO has begun production of complex composite components for all models of delivery systems, with a value projected to exceed $25M over a 5-year period.  This work will be performed at TIGHITCO’s Berlin and Charleston facilities.

“This approval is an example of how TIGHITCO continues to focus on new and innovative programs while delivering unparalleled partnerships and performance with our valued customers,” stated CEO, Mark Withrow. “We are proud to have been selected to support all flight programs and to have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge space technology.”

TIGHITCO is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered composite and metal structures for the aerospace and defense industries. With over 80 years of experience, TIGHITCO has a proven track record of providing innovative solutions to the most challenging problems in aerospace and space.

TIGHITCO is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers. TIGHITCO has ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications and is a member of the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP).

About TIGHITCO

Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry.  The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972.  With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheetmetal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to quickly move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication, TIGHITCO will make any project an easy transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers.  TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

TIGHITCO, Inc.
Danielle Lyda  |  Director of Business Development
316-641-3125  |  dlyda@tighitco.com

TIGHITCO’s Overhaul Support Services (OSS) Division Awarded US Army Contract for UH-60 Vane Axial Fan

TIGHITCO’s Overhaul Support Services (OSS) Division Awarded US Army Contract for UH-60 Vane Axial Fan

CHARLESTON, SC, USA, October 17, 2023 — TIGHITCO’s Overhaul Support Services (OSS) division has been awarded a new contract by the U.S. Army for the UH-60 Vane Axial Fan. The 5-year long-term agreement, pursuant to Solicitation W58RGZ-23-B-0033, is valued at up to $5.9 Million and adds to the recent contract awards by our DOD partners.

“This is a significant contract for TIGHITCO OSS,” stated Shawn Hawks, TIGHITCO VP/GM Aerostructures. “It will serve as a continuum of our work in supporting the U.S. Army. The UH-60 Vane Axial Fan is a key complex component of the Army’s helicopter fleet, and this contract will ensure that OSS can continue to provide the high quality of service that the Army requires.”

TIGHITCO has been supporting the U.S. Army’s helicopter fleet for over 30 years. The company’s OSS division specializes in the repair and overhaul of critical rotorcraft and fixed-wing components.

The new contract calls for the overhaul of up to 20 UH-60 Vane Axial Fans per year. Work will be performed at TIGHITCO’s East Granby, CT facility and is expected to begin in Q2 of 2024.

“The company is proud to be a part of the Army’s trusted suppliers, and we look forward to continuing our work in support of the Army’s mission,’ Hawks concluded.

About TIGHITCO

Since 1944, TIGHITCO has been a leader in the aerospace and defense industry. The Aerostructures Division was established in 1972. With a prime focus on advanced composite aerostructures, metallic, soft goods and molded insulation systems, sheetmetal forming and MRO, TIGHITCO has developed a reputation as a key player in the industry. TIGHITCO’s meticulous craftsmanship achieves the high quality that the aerospace industry demands, providing full lifecycle support of all products from conceptual design development, to testing and first part qualification/certification.

Being fully integrated, and able to quickly move through analysis, tooling, and fabrication, TIGHITCO will make any project an easy transition from a build-to-print to a quality part. TIGHITCO offers full-service solutions; maintaining the unique ability to incorporate engineering expertise and manufacturing talent to rapidly produce new products for defense and commercial customers. TIGHITCO is Nadcap and ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D accredited, with a proven track record of nearly five decades of manufacturing.

TIGHITCO, Inc.
Craig Zysk | Group VP Sales & Business Development
203-943-1768 | czysk@tighitco.co

Danielle Lyda
TIGHITCO Inc.
+1 316-641-3125