C/A Design Announces Groundbreaking on New State of the Art Facility in Exeter, New Hampshire

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C/A Design is expanding its footprint and capabilities in aluminum brazing in the Aerospace and Defense industries with an 115,000 sq ft facility in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Groundbreaking ceremony at C/A Design in Exeter, New Hampshire

(Pictured left to right): Thermal Solutions Segment Manufacturing Engineers Ross Douglas, Matt Van Zile and Robert Kennedy, President. Jeff Luter and Bill Jean, Fulcrum

“We are excited to break ground in Exeter. This expansion will allow for the continued growth in manufacturing our cooling systems deployed in aircraft systems and military defense applications that enable and protect the American Warfighter.”

C/A Design, part of the Thermal Solutions Segment (TSS) of The Heico Companies, an innovator and leader in aluminum brazing for the Aerospace & Defense industry is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their new headquarters.

C/A Design selected the City of Exeter, New Hampshire as their new operations center which will host its state of the art 115,000 sq. foot facility that will bring as many as 200 new jobs to the seacoast over the next several years.

“We are excited to break ground in Exeter. This expansion will allow for the continued growth in manufacturing our cooling systems deployed in aircraft systems and military defense applications that enable and protect the American Warfighter.” said Robert Kennedy, President of C/A Design and Heico’s Thermal Solutions Segment. “As part of this $35 Million investment, C/A Design will be adding significant new equipment including larger brazing ovens, dip brazing tanks, and automated chemical conversion lines. Our investment in technology and automation helps to ensure on-time delivery of precision mission critical parts to C/A Design’s growing customer needs.”

About C/A Design
C/A Design specializes in high precision machining and complex aluminum dip and vacuum brazed assemblies, providing quality engineering services, compact heat exchangers, CNC machined components, and electronics enclosures to the Aerospace and Defense industries.

About Thermal Solutions Segment
Heico’s Thermal Solutions Segment (TSS) is a leading supplier of advanced thermal management products providing thermal solutions across multiple industries. The TSS portfolio of companies offers a wide array of products, including thermal extrusions, LED heat sinks, rugged heat frames, heat pipes, fans, heat exchangers, coolant distribution units and liquid cold plates. TSS delivers increasingly complex solutions required to meet the thermal engineering challenges of today's electronics packaging densities.

About The Heico Companies
The Heico Companies is a parent holding company with over $3 billion in annual revenue, featuring a diversified portfolio of more than 40 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services. Founded in 1979, the business operates as a buy, hold, and build investor, focusing on long-term investments in middle-market businesses. Utilizing a hybrid decentralized structure, The Heico Companies maintains each operating company’s culture, identity, and independence while providing strategic guidance and supporting resources to facilitate successful growth.

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