Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

November 06, 2009 08:10 ET

Curtiss-Wright Controls Expands Ottawa Embedded Computing Facility

New construction will increase the company's Ottawa, Ontario plant and office space. Existing IPC Class 3 electronics manufacturing facility will expand by almost 50%

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2009) -

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products for the Aerospace and Defense market (A&D), has announced that it has commenced a significant expansion of its Ottawa, Ontario facility. The construction project includes an addition to the existing building and upgrades to the existing plant and office facilities infrastructure to accommodate the company's expanding work force. Construction is currently underway and the expansion is scheduled for completion in March, 2010.

"With Curtiss-Wright Controls' continued growth and success in our target market of rugged deployed defense COTS embedded electronics and systems, the company recognize the need to invest and expand our existing plant, engineering capabilities, and manufacturing capabilities to better serve our customers and their increasing demand for our technologies and products," said Lynn Patterson, general manager and vice president of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing.

Currently, Curtiss-Wright Controls' Ottawa facility houses 70,000 square feet of manufacturing capability. The expansion will add approximately 30,000 square feet of additional floor space for office, engineering and manufacturing. Other improvements to this sites infrastructure will include increasing storage, cafeteria, office, meeting and parking lot space to support the continued growth of the company's work force.

Manufacturing at Curtiss-Wright Controls' Ottawa, Ontario site is rated as IPC Class 3. The facility is certified to ISO 9001 and AS9100 standards. The facility has been audited by over 50 of customers during the last 15 years and continues to receive high praise. Products are manufactured at this location for the company's Ottawa, Ontario; Leesburg, Virginia, Chatsworth and San Diego, California, Centers of Engineering Excellence product lines. Along with manufacturing, the Ottawa site also houses a variety of shared services for Embedded Computing including sales, marketing, operations, finance, customer care and business services.

"It's notable in these difficult economic times to find manufacturing sites within North America expanding," said Tom Quinly, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls. "We are proud that we are continuing to expand, providing job opportunities and revenue expansion in Ottawa. We realize tremendous benefits from the Ottawa community because it provides a highly skilled local work force pool, an excellent transportation infrastructure and a great quality of life for our employees. As we continue to grow and demonstrate success in our business we believe our Ottawa site will continue to play a key role in our business operations."

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry's most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, visit www.cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.com.

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