LAI International Expands Southwest Production Capabilities

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New State-of-the-Art Factory in Tempe Adds Nearly 40,000 Sq Ft of Machining Space

The efforts by our Associates to produce high quality, highly engineered products utilizing our business systems has given our Customers the confidence to reward LAI with this tremendous growth opportunity.

LAI International, Inc, a manufacturing solutions provider to the aerospace, military, energy and medical industries, is excited to announce that they are expanding their Southwest location. The company will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 30, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the new 39,410-square-foot factory in Tempe, AZ.

The new state-of-the-art factory will house a next generation engine program for the commercial aerospace industry. The program and factory will focus on machining, specifically Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) capabilities, as well as coordinate measuring machines. The need for additional factory space stems from several long-term purchase orders and contracts with some of the aerospace industry’s top manufacturers.

“The efforts by our Associates to produce high quality, highly engineered products utilizing our business systems has given our Customers the confidence to reward LAI with this tremendous growth opportunity,” said Mike Koesling, LAI’s Vice President of Engineering. “In addition to the cornerstone program that enabled this expansion, LAI will be expanding capabilities to support our Additive Manufacturing offerings. We will provide Customers better turnaround times to minimize their need to have extra inventory on the assembly lines. This is one of the key benefits that our Customers see with leveraging Additive Manufacturing technology – shrinking the time it takes to complete the complete value stream.”

The original Tempe location is the company’s headquarters and home to a world-class Additive Manufacturing and waterjet facility. With the new Southwest expansion, LAI will have more than 260,000 square feet of manufacturing space across its nationwide locations, including Tempe, AZ; Green Island, NY; Scarborough, ME; and Westminster, MD. Manufacturing capabilities across the locations include Additive Manufacturing, Waterjet, Laser, EDM, CNC machining, Welding and Fabrication.

ABOUT LAI INTERNATIONAL:
LAI International is a premier provider of highly-engineered, mission-critical components for industries including Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Industrial and Medical. LAI helps OEMs meet production goals by delivering high quality complex components on time, every time, at the right value. A culture of innovation, exceptional engineering, optimized processes and cutting-edge technology differentiate LAI from the traditional manufacturing and supply-chain model, as demonstrated by becoming the world’s first NADCAP certified additive manufacturer. As a true strategic partner, LAI is focused on solving tomorrow’s complex component manufacturing problems today. For more information, please visit http://www.laico.com/.

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