SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 27, 2016
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters, representing California’s 52nd district, visited and toured the Meggitt Polymers & Composites (MPC) operation in San Diego, Calif., on Thurs., May 5, 2016. Meggitt Polymers & Composites is a multi-location division of Meggitt PLC, a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets.
MPC San Diego was purchased from UK-based Cobham PLC in November 2015 and serves as the composite group’s Center of Excellence for complex molded structures for use in extreme environments. Its core competency is the production of molded multiples of components around engines and adjacencies, missiles and munitions, and structural components found on leading commercial and defense aviation platforms.
Of particular note is its role as a provider of high-temperature, extreme environment engine components to Pratt & Whitney, including several stages of stators and exhaust flaps for the F135/35 CTOL and STOVL War Fighter platforms. Other key customers include Sikorsky, Raytheon, Hamilton Sundstrand, MBDA and Rolls Royce.
“We are a unique provider of complex, highly engineered structures that live in these extreme environments,” said Michael Louderback, Vice President and General Manager, Composites Business Unit. “To meet our goals for growth, we continue to align with and rely on the very strong technical resource base here in Southern California.”
The operation is experiencing significant growth, with expansion into new facilities that will double its current space and local employment expected to increase two to three times over the next five years.
During his visit and tour, Congressman Peters was updated on the distinctive capabilities of the operation and its industry leadership as well as its expansion plans and role in the greater San Diego business community. He was hosted by Louderback, along with Senior Director of Business Development Ray Ringleb and Operations Manager Pablo Florin.
“San Diego’s relationship with our military encourages innovation in our national defense infrastructure,” noted Congressman Peters. “Meggitt is equipping our armed forces with the tools necessary to defend against 21st-century threats by developing lighter F35 composite parts, so aircraft can use less fuel, helping the environment and improving the readiness of our military and national security.”
Congressman Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, he currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He formerly served on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
For information on Meggitt Polymers & Composites, visit http://www.meggitt.com/meggitt-polymers-composites/#3.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East. http://www.meggitt.com