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SOURCING & PARTNERSHIPS

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TOOLING:
Aeroforge Aerospace maintenance tooling & GSE manufacturer
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
Baker Manufacturing, Inc.Baker Composite layup molds & vacuum fixtures, drill jig & trim fixtures
ISO 9001: 2008, AS9100C
  Delta Tooling Composite tooling, Boeing Northwest Provisioner; tooling supplier   Farwest Aircraft, Inc. Farwest Boeing and Mitsubishi aircraft maintenance tools
Boeing Performance Excellence Award Recipient; ISO 9100, AS9100C
 
General Plastics General Plastics Aircraft flight deck & interior cabin parts
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Metaltech, Inc.Metaltech Vacuum compaction tables, drill jigs for wing assemblies
ISO 9001, AS9100
  Northwest Precision, Inc. Tooling, assemblies, cad/cam capabilities   Quality Stamping & Machining Precision 3,4,5 axis machined parts & assemblies, hydroforming, drawforming, Mastercam 10, IGES translation, Catia V5 can work with V4   Tool GaugeTool Gauge In-house fabrication of injection molds
ISO 9001
 
Woodland Pattern, Inc. Full service shop with patterns, coreboxes, rigging & disamatic tools   Woodland Trade Company, Inc. Metal and fiberglass tooling & molding
ISO 9001
 
FABRICATION/MACHINING:
Baker Manufacturing, Inc. Baker Production aluminum & titanium machining, CNC machine up to 5-axis positional
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Cadence Aerospace Hard metal structural aerospace manufacturing service provider; multiple Boeing, Airbus, UTC, Lockheed critical manufacturing processes
UTC Supplier Gold, Boeing Gold, and Boeing Small Business of the Year; AS9100C
  Farwest Aircraft, Inc. Farwest Fabrication, CNC and conventional precision machining
Boeing Performance Excellence Award Recipient; ISO 9100, AS9100C
 
General Plastics General Plastics Aircraft flight deck & interior cabin parts
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Metaltech, Inc. Metaltech High precision, long and short bed machining, prototypes &production, sheet metal fabrication
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Norfil Manufacturing CNC (3, 4 & 5 axis), profiling, vertical & horizontal milling, boring & turning; titanium, inconel, monel, steel & alloys; Boeing licensed
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100B
 
Northwest Precision, Inc. CNC & conventional precision machining   NW EtchNW Etch Precision photo chemical etching, machining of thin metals up to 1.524 meters wide
ISO 9001:2008, ITAR Registered
 
OMADA InternationalOMADA Domestic and low-cost precision 3,4,5 axis machining of hard and soft metals up to 4 meters, complex titanium HOT forming, kitting and assembly
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
P & J MachiningPnJ Boeing Tier 1 Supplier, Source Delegated, Silver Supplier, machine parts, assembly and structure
AS9100C
 
Quality Stamping & Machining Precision 3, 4 & 5-axis machined parts and assemblies, hydroforming, drawforming, Mastercam 10, IGES translation; Catia V5 can work with V4   RTC Aerospace Machining: hard materials up to 300 ksi; milling; turning
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
Streich Bros., Inc. Streich Welding structural fabrication, industrial maintenance, rolling & forming
WABO; AWS D1.1
 
Tool GaugeTool Gauge Injection molded aircraft interior components, molded structural components
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
PLASTICS/COMPOSITES/ADVANCED MATERIALS:
AIM AerospaceAIM ductingAIM composites Advanced composite materials, ducting, tooling & aircraft interiors
ISO 9001:2000, AS9100B
 
General Plastics General Plastics Aircraft flight deck & interior cabin parts
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Pacific Coast Composites Stocking distributor of composite materials; more than 370 products including prepreg and dry fabrics, resins and sealants, adhesives, and additional accessories   Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Specializing in thermoforming, radomes, ducting and composites for the aerospace commercial sectors
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100
 
Toray Composite Materials (America), Inc. High quality advanced fiber prepreg materials
ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AS9100, NADCAP
 
Tool GaugeTool Gauge Injection molded aircraft interior components, molded structural components and part assemblies, Boeing D1-4226 and BAC5321 Class I & II approved supplier; hi-heat, highly engineered thermoplastics
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
SUPPLIERS/MANUFACTURERS:
Aeroforge Boeing aircraft maintenance tooling manufacturer, Washington State Manufacturer of the Year 2017
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
Future Metals Aerospace tubing; aerospace metals distributor; DFARS Compliant, LCS Approved, GE Testing Per S400/1000, ISPM-15
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C
 
Globe Manufacturing Presses, out-of-autoclave rapid cure systems, fiber placement, tape layer machines, robotic handling equipment   Service Steel Aerospace CorporationSSA High-grade steel & titanium distribution
ISO 9001, AS9100
 
ASSEMBLY:
OMADA InternationalOMADA Kitting and assembly
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
ENGINEERING:
VM Products Applications engineering/ non-destructive test development  
CAD/CAM DESIGN:
RTC Aerospace Smartcam, Mastercam, Cadkey, Catia/Enovia
ISO 9001, AS9100C
 
TESTING:
General Plastics General Plastics Physical property and flammability testing
FAA-approved
 
PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Non-destructive testing, fluorescent penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic & radiographic inspection; aerospace & commercial specifications
NADCAP
 
Toray Composite Materials (America), Inc. High quality advanced fiber prepreg materials
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100, NADCAP
 
VM Products Eddy Current instrumentation, probes & standards  
METAL FINISHING:
PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Anodize, chemical conversion coatings, passivation, decorative grain finishes, wet primers and paints, abrasive cleaning; aerospace & commercial specifications  
ANALYTICAL SERVICES:
PM Testing Laboratory, Inc. Metallurgical testing, solution controls
Aerospace approvals; NADCAP
 
Tool GaugeTool Gauge Part machining, bonding, inserting, polish, paint, coatings for metals and plastics
ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

You need a talented field of employees to support your work. Tacoma-Pierce County not only has the ability to meet your workforce needs for today, but for years to come.
  • More than 92,000 trained aerospace workers in the region
  • Workforce recruitment and training assistance to employers
  • Eleven local higher education institutions focused on the aerospace needs of today and tomorrow

REGIONAL AEROSPACE

The regional aerospace industry surrounding Tacoma-Pierce County is built on networks of experts
  • Home to the final production assembly of the Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777, and 787
  • Expertise includes composites, plastics, and advanced materials; fabrication and machining; tooling; testing; engineering; assembly; and metal finishing

SITES & FACILITIES

Tacoma-Pierce County understands that selecting the right location for your business means more than just having enough square footage. It means finding the right space, at the right price, with the right infrastructure.
  • Competitively priced manufacturing, distribution and office facilities
  • Land available for industrial development
  • Extensive infrastructure system

TAXES & INCENTIVES

Located in Washington State, Tacoma-Pierce County is dedicated to supporting the needs of its aerospace industry.
  • No corporate or personal state income tax
  • Reduced state tax rates and increased credits for manufacturers of commercial airplanes, or their component parts
  • One of the largest most successful foreign trade zones
 

LOGISTICS & MARKET ACCESS

Having a well-connected location is critical to your business. Tacoma-Pierce County provides you the access you want to the modes of transportation you need.
  • Port of Tacoma: natural deep water harbor and intermodal cargo facility with direct trade routes to and from Asia and South America
  • Major interstate highway systems serving the US West Coast, Western Canada, Mexico, and other major US cities
  • Direct access to both major US railroads
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport transporting 45.7 million passengers and 366,000 metric tons of cargo annually
 

AT A GLANCE

  • Logistics and transportation hub with access to US and global markets
  • Competitive incentives for aerospace firms
  • Available industrial sites and facilities
  • A network of experienced companies serving the aerospace supply chain
  • A highly skilled workforce today and an educational pipeline for the workforce of tomorrow

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TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY.

On a whole new plane.

Where supply meets demand  
You are welcome in Tacoma-Pierce County. Part of a regional network with more than 600 aerospace suppliers, Tacoma-Pierce County is here to help with area information, site selection, collaboration with state and local officials, connections with workforce training and more.          
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