Today marks a full two weeks since we last welcomed our newest buyers to the MFG.com manufacturing marketplace. And boy, do we have A LOT to share with you.
Last week, the U.S. Air Force landed in the marketplace to find new suppliers for their state-of-the-art research facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, while Colliers International began construction on the foundation to a highly sustainable future for their sourcing and procurement teams. What's more, L3 Communications, Price Products, and LM Wind Power joined to help their sourcing teams reduce supplier and cost on their custom manufactured parts.
And if you're a contract manufacturer or job shop looking for work from companies on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, organizations like these might just be perfect fit for your manufacturing capabilities.
U.S. Air Force
Employing some 10,000 personnel in the military and civilian sectors, Wright-Patterson's preeminant military and defense research facility is home to a more than $4 billion science and technology program that produces some of the largest breakthroughs in research and development of advanced warfighting technologies.
"AFRL's mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces." -- WPRL
What's more, the research lab is responsible for researching and developing "new materials, processes, and manufacturing technologies for use in aerospace applications." From spacecraft to rockets to electronic and optical components, WPRL's materials and manufacturing division is a world leader in developing and applying highly "advanced manufacturing technology programs ... addressing manufacturing process technologies, computer integrated manufacturing, and excellence through design for military needs."
With more than 80 years of highly sophisticated research under their belt, Wright-Patterson Research Lab has contributed to the research, development, and implementation of military aircraft such as the F-117, the B-2 Bomber, the C-17, and the F-22. It has also contributed to groundbreaking advancements in the civilian sector in areas like medicine, manufacturing, electronics, and communications.
Leaders in the commercial real estate vertical for more than 35 years, Colliers International employees some 16,000 people in more than 60 countries around the world. And while the company routinely offers brokerage, investment, and valuation services for millions of global clients, Colliers also specializes in and prides itself on its robust project management program.
Each year, thousands of Colliers project professionals help municipalities, companies, and organizations around the world develop and build their infrastructure projects in myriad verticals, like medical, industrial, transportation, and retail.
"We get it ready, get it built and get it performing — so investors, owners and occupants are certain of success." -- Colliers
Whether you're an independent architect or a design engineer, Colliers International project professionals can take your drawing or design from concept to reality through comprehensive project management, constructability analyses, post-occupancy programs, and much, much more.
Agility. Innovation. Commitment. These are the three pillars that have made L3 Communications a global leader in the communications space over the last 20 years. And it's why they've been able to expand to other verticals and provide over 4 dozen services to companies and organizations in sectors that innately require high-quality parts produced by high-quality processes and manufacturing engineers.
Whether it's electronics, aerospace, or communications, L3 engineers and manufacturing professionals provide integrated solutions to highly complex problems in (predominantly) aircraft and ground communications systems. "L-3’s aircraft logistics services include modernization and refurbishments, upgrades and sustainment, and maintenance and support for military, government and commercial customers."
L3 provides 24/7 service in 40 states and 29 countries worldwide.
Making our lives more comfortable one part at a time, Price Industries specializes in the "science of comfort." In other words, Price Indsutries specializes in the research and development of products that make our modern lives just a little bit easier.
From schools and educational environemnts, to hospitals, and offices spaces around the world, U.S.-based Price International boasts more than 60 years of experience in the development, distribution, and delivery of air distribution, critical controls, and noise control products.
"Price’s commitment to research, development, innovation, and precision engineering remains the cornerstone of the company. We invest relentlessly in product development, in both differentiated niche products and standard commodity products."
What's more, by continually thinking outside the box (and wanting to provide the best possible customer service they possibly can), Price Industries has built revolutionary research facilities that provide customers and potential customers first-hand looks at products and services throughout the entire research and development process.
"Measuring over 29,000 sq. ft., Price Research Center North is a state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facility providing the most accurate and reliable test data in the industry." -- Price Industries
LM Wind Power
LM Wind Power is dedicated to creating a cleaner world through technology, innovation, and renewable energy. And they're accomplishing that goal by designing and manufacturing some of the world's most technologically advanced wind turbine blades.
"Almost every fifth turbine in the world is fitted with LM Wind Power blades." -- LM Wind Power
Additionally, LM doesn't just provde the blades and other parts that a making a crucial difference in the race toward greater environental sustainability, but they also provide world-class and highly detailed maintenance services around the world.
"With a global network of nine operations and maintenance support facilities, combined with efficient onsite repair solutions, we deliver high-quality solutions to wind farm owners across the world. We are also prepared to handle difficult and complex repairs, in a number of regional workshops."