North Texas Manufacturing Company Announces Aerospace Expansion Project

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Superior Machining and Fabrication announces expansion project into the aerospace sector.

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“We want to be the ‘go to’ shop in the industry," Jeff Walterscheid, Superior Machining and Fabrication’s, Operations Manager.

As part of their 20th anniversary, Superior Machining and Fabrication in Muenster, Texas is announcing an expansion project focused on growing its services in the aerospace industry.

The North Texas manufacturing company has outlined three distinct phases of the project with the final stage slated for completion within three to four years.

“Our plans to expand into the aerospace industry would include a broad customer base and the ability to attract the difficult jobs that most shops cannot do,” said Jeff Walterscheid, Superior Machining and Fabrication’s, Operations Manager.

“We want the jobs that involve hard, exotic metals and the kind of work that topline aerospace companies require,” he said. “We want to be the ‘go to’ shop in the industry.”

The initial phase has already begun and should be completed within the next three months. Stage one includes a 10,000 sq. ft. facility expansion that will allow room for new equipment and large aerospace parts, and could lead to 10 to 15 new machines and 10 to 15 new jobs.

With an expected completion in 12 to 18 months, stage two will see the company expand their engineering and equipment capabilities, including larger "monolithic" AeroStructures. As part of stage two, Superior has upgraded their quality systems software and advanced engineering CAD/CAM software. The company is also in the process of collecting specs and quotes for 5-axis CNC high-speed milling machines and developing additional workforce programs for the potential of another 20-plus jobs.

Company officials expect the final stage to be completed within three to four years. Stage three will include continued customer growth in the aerospace industry and an increased capacity utilization to double in size.

Other objectives of the final stage include a 100,000 sq. ft. expansion to the existing 110,000 sq. ft. facility, an additional $3-5 million of 5-axis CNC machines and support equipment, and the potential of 50 to 75-plus high wage advanced manufacturing jobs.

“Superior has been a stalwart for the Muenster community and those that surround it for 20 years,” said Neil Hesse, Muenster Chamber President.

“With three generations of family members employed at Superior, the degree of precision will remain with the company for many years to come,” he said. “I commend Superior Machining for their future expansion projects and the past 20 years as a community-based business.”

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Superior Machining and Fabrication is one of the largest and most comprehensive custom machining facilities in North Texas. The company’s focus on quality and customer satisfaction has enabled them to build a company that services a wide spectrum of Industries from small local manufacturers to large international corporations. Superior’s commitment to continual improvement of in-house technologies and employee skills allows them to take on large projects in Oil & Gas, Aerospace/Defense, and Tooling with confidence.

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