We’re very happy to have WestWind and its rich history supporting Army Aviation and DoD customers join the Strata-G family. – Beth Whitaker, President / CEO
Huntsville, Alabama (PRWEB) September 01, 2017
STRATA-G SOLUTIONS, INC. is proud to announce the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire WestWind Technologies, Inc. (WTI) and WestWind Aerospace, Inc. (WAI), collectively, WestWind. Strata-G and WestWind expect full operational transition and sale completion in 4th Quarter Calendar Year 2017. With headquarters and operations in Huntsville, Alabama, Strata-G is a Woman Owned, Native American Owned and Minority Owned Small Business delivering highly complex engineering, design and integrated hardware solutions for rotary wing, fixed wing, unmanned, missile and ground systems to various Department of Defense (DoD), federal and commercial customers.
Formed in 1998, WestWind is a privately-held company with a robust history of supporting aviation hangar and flight operations, aviation rotary and fixed wing rapid response system integration, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), testing, training and the supporting engineering and logistics documentation. Over the last half-decade, WestWind established world-class “back-shop” mechanical and electrical manufacturing, painting, clean-room, welding and integration facilities consistently producing the highest quality products. WestWind maintains a robust and mature registered AS9100 Quality Management System (QMS) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Approved Purchasing System. WestWind is recognized as the “best of the best” in manufacturing historically holding Boeing Performance Excellence Award Gold & Silver Supplier Ratings and Sikorsky/Lockheed Gold Supplier Rating for delivering the highest quality manufactured hardware products, on time with no defects.
“We’re very happy to have WestWind and its rich history supporting Army Aviation and DoD customers join the Strata-G family,” said Strata-G President / CEO Beth Whitaker. “With WestWind’s 20 years’ experience in the Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama area, this acquisition allows Strata-G to build upon our rich history as a lead systems integrator providing design, engineering and hardware solutions and now adding a robust manufacturing, aviation integration and logistics expertise.”
Strata-G’s Huntsville, Alabama based facilities and operations include capabilities in project management, weapon system engineering solutions, R&D, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, aircraft/platform modification, manufacturing and kitting, system documentation, and associated material purchasing. Strata-G is AS9110, AS9100 and ISO 9001 QMS certified by NQA Global and seeking FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification. With the completion of this acquisition and full integration of WestWind into the Strata-G organization, Strata-G provides access to over 400,000 square feet of Huntsville, Alabama based facilities and expansive manufacturing equipment to easily and flexibly adapt to our customers' requirements.
“We are very excited to become part of Strata-G,” said Bill Jolly, current WestWind President and CEO. “Strata-G and their owners have a great reputation in our community and are well-known for their honesty, integrity and have established a first-class Strata-G team. Now, as WestWind integrates our manufacturing, aviation integration and logistics expertise into Strata-G, we know together we can grow our customer base and local Huntsville, Alabama footprint to a whole new level.”
“Strata-G is known as an engineering and hardware solutions provider so this acquisition of an established aerospace manufacturing, integration and logistics operation is the next logical step in Strata-G’s future,” said Devin Whitaker, Strata-G COO and Founder. “We are also excited to add WestWind’s intellectual property (IP) and U.S. patent portfolio with the Black Hawk UH-60 / S-70i Quick Connect ESSS Hoist Arm System (HAS) and other IP with approved Airworthiness Releases (AWR) which strengthens Strata-G as a viable source for complex manufacturing. We look forward to a seamless transition of WestWind into the Strata-G Family.”
Director Corporate Development