PTI Industries exhibited at the annual Aerospace Component Manufacturers (ACM) tradeshow on November 8th in Hartford, CT. This show gives customers and students the chance to see the World’s Aerospace Alley first hand at their annual “Future Workforce Opportunities” Fair & Tradeshow. Ninety-Two ACM firms attended demonstrating their commitment to collaborate and build their businesses.
One of the ACM’s goals is to work together on workforce training and continue to provide vital connections between the aerospace industries and its future workforce. The ACM morning fair saw almost 700 enthusiastic students, ranging from eighth grade through high school and representing thirty-two schools from twenty-five local towns.
Later in the show, ACM members met and made business connections, strengthening the supply chain within the aerospace corridor. The show grows every year, highlighting the broad capabilities of the Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts’ aerospace suppliers while demonstrating the importance of aerospace manufacturing to the region’s economy.
The featured speaker during lunch was Bob Leduc, President, Pratt & Whitney, who provided ACM members an update on the current industry forecasts. The Show wrapped up with presentations by ACM President Max McIntyre (New England Airfoil Products), CT Dept of Economic & Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith and retired US Marine Corp aviator, Colonel William ‘Rusty’ Jones. Also in attendance was CT Governor Dannel Malloy who toured the display floor throughout the show.
ACM encourages aerospace manufacturers to collaborate with fellow manufacturers as well as special process houses to enhance the value of their product offerings. PTI Industries was there to exhibit its specialized processes available to aerospace manufacturers, including precision cleaning, adhesive bonding and shot peening to name a few.