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US – Canadian Aerospace Corridor via Vermont

AeroMontrealIn 2013 the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association, a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aéro Montréal, a strategic think tank for Québec’s $13.8 billion aerospace cluster, at the 4th edition of Aéro Montréal’s International Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal.

The vision and mission of the MOU and partnership is to create a U.S. – Canadian Aerospace Corridor via Vermont and facilitate the flow of supply chain opportslide-panelunities between Vermont’s aerospace and aviation industry and Canada’s Aerospace Industry. The $28 billion Canadian aerospace industry is the fifth largest in the world and is home to renowned aerospace OEMs and prime contractors, including Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron, CAE, GE Canada, Heroux-Devtek, and Pratt & Whitney. Most Canadian companies source over 50% of their aerospace parts from the U.S.

Vermont, in return, offers Canada access to the state’s $2 billion aerospace manufacturing and supplier base with proven supply chain capabilities in precision machining, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), landing gear, fuel gauging, sensors, sensing systems, and electronics for aerospace and aviation applications. Vermont’s close proximity to Canada is also a competitive gateway with access to the entire North American market and large government contractors in both the U.S. aerospace and defense industries.

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US – Canadian Aerospace Corridor Exhibitors

A.T.L.A.S. Aéronautik

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Address 420 Rue Edouard Granby Québec J2G 3Z3 Canada Website: http://www.atlasaeronautik.com
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Located close to the Greater Montreal area, ATLAS Aeronautik specializes in the manufacturing of complex components for mechanical & actuator systems, power transmission components, gears and splines, engine parts & engine hardware.

 

Aéro Montréal

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Address 380, Rue Saint-Antoine Ouest Bureau 8000 Montreal Quebec H2Y 3X7 Canada Website: http://montreal.bciaerospace.com/en
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Created in 2006, Aero Montreal is a strategic think tank that groups all the major decision makers in Quebec’s aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions. Aero Montreal’s mission is to mobilize Québec’s aerospace cluster to support its growth and its influence on the global stage. Over the years, Aéro Montréal adopted a strategic action plan that includes the creation of working groups. These working groups are dedicated to six areas of intervention, namely supply chain development, branding and promotion, innovation, human resources, defense and national security and commercialization and market development.

Aerospace Alloys, Inc.

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Address 11 Britton Drive Bloomfield CT 06002 Website: http://www.aalloys.com
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Distributor of high performance alloy materials and value-added service provider that includes waterjet cutting, CNC milling, Turning & EDM. ISO9001, AS9100, P&W LCS approved, UTC Supplier Gold.

Burlington International Airport

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Address 1200 Airport Drive South Burlington VT 05403 Website: http://www.btv.aero
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Burlington International Airport is northern New England’s most convenient and welcoming airport. For your convenience, our terminal is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate BTV’s friendliness, excellent on-schedule record, and direct flights to many major cities.

Consulate General of Canada in New England

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Address 3 Copley Place Boston MA 02116 Website: http://www.international.gc.ca
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The Consulate’s Business Development Section, part of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, promotes the development of the Canadian economy by building commercial linkages between Canadian clients and local contacts throughout New England. Our team focuses on cross-border trade, investment, technology partnering and market access issues. To accomplish these goals, we develop and maintain a network of contacts, disseminate information to Canadian clients and local contacts, and bring people together, highlighting Canada’s many advantages.

Ellison Surface Technologies

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Address 106 Innovation Drive North Clarendon VT 05759 Website: http://www.ellisonsurfacetech.com
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Technical leader in surface treatment, special processes and machining services for aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. Currently operate 6 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Granby Industriel

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Address 1300 Boulevard Industriel Granby Québec J2H 2K4 Canada Website: http://www.granby-industriel.com
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To ensure and promote the economic and industrial development of Granby and region, especially its aeronautics pole of excellence. Promoting the region nationally and internationally. Guiding and supporting companies with their growth, needs, challenges and projects.

GW Plastics, Inc.

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Address 239 Pleasant Street Bethel VT 05032 Website: http://www.GWPlastics.com
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GW Plastics provides concept-to-market contract manufacturing services, specializing in tight-tolerance, functional thermoplastic molding and LSR applications for the healthcare and automotive markets.

Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS)

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Address PO Box 2070, 141 Morse Drive Georgia VT 05468 Website: http://www.liquidmeasurement.com
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Liquid Measurement Systems LMS is an Aerospace company located in Georgia, Vermont. We provide fuel management and fuel gauging systems to Aerospace customers throughout the world.

Mansfield Heliflight, Inc. – Green Mountain Flight Academy

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Address 159 Catamount Drive Milton VT 05468 Website: http://www.mansfieldheliflight.com
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Mansfield Heliflight and the Green Mountain Flight Academy – Vermont and New England’s single source for:

  • New and used parts for all major helicopter brands including: Bell Helicopter, Robinson, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, McDonnell Douglas, and Schweizer.
  • Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft purchases
  • Full aircraft maintenance services, and overhaul capabilities
  • Emergency Medical services (EMS) and Life Flight/medavac providers.
  • Private, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) pilot licenses and training
  • Aerial photography for realtors, developers, property owners, film makers, and movie studios.
  • Media services, including video and commercials
  • Private aerial and scenic tours of Vermont and Northern New York for leisure, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions
  • State of the art aerial infrared surveying of utility lines and equipment
  • Cover crop and interseeding services for farmers in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York
  • Air Taxi services for business travelers and visitors to and from Vermont airports, resorts and second homes.

Mecanica Solutions Inc.

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Address 65 High Ridge Road #331 Stamford CT 06905 United States Website: http://www.mecanicasolutions.com
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Mecanica Solutions is a certified Value-Add Reseller of Dassault software solutions including sales, support and training for CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA and SIMULIA (Abaqus) software. Our services include: engineering, 3D design and finite element analysis using CATIA V5 and V6. We specialize in design and analysis of business aircraft interiors. Consulting and training services in CATIA V5/V6 and training and deployment of ENOVIA V6 PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). Personnel placement services, specializing in CATIA and ENOVIA for both short- and long-term mandates.

Merkur

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Address 3722 Boulevard Industriel Sherbrooke Québec J1L 1N6 Website: http://www.merkur.ca
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Merkur is a consulting engineering firm which assists industrial companies in their development and growth. We deploy our know-how in three engineering areas: systems engineering, industrialization projects, operational excellence and smart factory projects.

New England Plasma Development Corporation

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Address 14 Highland Drive Putnam CT 06260 Website: http://www.neplasma.com
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New England Plasma Development Corp is a FAA / EASA, NADCAP Accredited Thermal Spray coating facility offering Plasma, HVOF, Dual wire, Flame Spray, Shotpeen, Machining and Grinding services.

Perry Technology

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Address P.O. Box 21 New Hartford CT 06057 Website: http://www.perrygear.com
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Since 1938 Perry Technology has provided precision manufacturing of gears, splines and related components. Our products are used around the world in Aerospace, Defense and a wide range of commercial applications. Our 150,000 sq. ft. facility provides state of the art equipment including CNC machining, Multi axis CNC grinding and 7 CMM’s from Zeiss.

Revision Military

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Address 7 Corporate Drive Essex Junction VT 05452 Website: http://www.revisionmilitary.com
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Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop their capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the German Federal Defence Force and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Luxembourg and Canada.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

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Address 111 Main Street Burlington VT 05402 Website: http://www.tdbank.com
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TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida.

Vermont Aviation – Vermont Agency of Transportation

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Address 186 Industrial Lane Barre VT 05641 Website: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/aviation
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The State of Vermont, Agency of Transportation, Aviation Program provides a safe environment for users of the system, preserving the aviation infrastructure, promoting aviation-related activities and education programs, and expanding travel opportunities at the 10 state-owned and 6 additional public use airports located throughout Vermont.

Vermont Manufacturing Services, Inc.

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Address 123 Park Street Rutland VT 05701 Website: http://www.vtmanufacturing.com
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Vermont Manufacturing Services has over 30 years of experience in providing sub-contracting services to the New England area. Our facility specializes in assembly, collation, product packaging, sub assemblies, fulfillment, quality control and much more. We provide our clients with onsite services such as commercial building maintenance, transportation services, janitorial services, and much more. VMS has a proud history of providing customized manufacturing solutions for hundreds of businesses. We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, short lead times, great quality, and for providing solutions to all your fulfillment needs.

Vermont Space Grant Consortium

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Address 33 Colchester Avenue Votey 101 Burlington VT 05405 Website: http://www.vtspacegrant.org
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VTSGC key goals: build aerospace-related research infrastructure within Vermont; promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among Vermont students; and train/encourage students to pursue careers in aerospace-related areas.


US – Canadian Aerospace Corridor Primes, Integrators & Subcontractors (for exhibitors only)

Airbus Americas

Work 2550 Wasser Terrace S. 9100 Herndon VA 20171 Website: http://www.airbus.com
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Airbus’ presence in North and Latin America is continually growing, with more than 60 customers across the region employing a full range of Airbus aircraft. Major carriers, low-cost operators, cargo airlines and leasing companies across the Americas have selected Airbus’ market-leading jetliners for their fleets.

The U.S.-based Airbus Americas has an expanding presence in an important aviation and aerospace marketplace. This includes the company’s first American production site: the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, which commenced deliveries of A320 Family jetliners in 2016. Other Airbus locations in the U.S. are: the headquarters of Airbus Americas in Herndon, Virginia; engineering centres in Mobile, Alabama and Wichita, Kansas; an aircraft spares centre in Ashburn, Virginia; a training centre in Miami, Florida; and a regulatory and government liaison office in Washington, D.C.

Bell Helicopter

Work 3255 Bell Helicopter Boulevard Fort Worth Texas 76118 Website: http://www.bellhelicopter.com/
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Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

Boeing Company

Website: http://www.boeing.com/
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The Boeing Company is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

GE Aviation

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Work 270 Windcrest Road North Clarendon VT 05759 Website: http://www.geaviation.com
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GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE, is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft and has a global service network supporting these offerings.

Kaman Aerospace

Work 1332 Blue Hills Avenue Bloomfield CT 06002 USA Website: http://www.kaman.com
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Kaman Aerosystems designs and builds flight-critical components, structure and systems for the most challenging technical and operational applications.

Lockheed Martin Canada

Work 45 O’Connor Street Suite 870 Ottawa ON K1P 1A4 Canada Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.ca/ca.html
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Lockheed Martin Canada is a highly diversified global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, manufacture, and integration of advanced-technology products. By applying the innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian-based workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence partner for over 75 years.

Our company is a leader in systems integration, software development and large scale program management, and is Canada’s premier supplier of electronic defence and surveillance systems. Lockheed Martin Canada serves a diverse customer base ranging from the Department of National Defence, to local provincial governments, to aboriginal and remote communities as well as Defence and Commercial industries located in Canada and abroad.

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company

Work Stratford CT Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/what-we-do/aerospace-defense/sikorsky.html
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Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, based in Stratford, Connecticut, was established by Igor Sikorsky in 1925 and was among the first companies to manufacture helicopters for civilian and military use.


Vermont Chamber of Commerce Record of Work with Québec:

  • 2017: Vermont Chamber to bring 24 Canadian aerospace companies to Annual Manufacturing Supply Chain Trade Show in Vermont and host Aéro Montréal and OEMs and SMEs from Connecticut Aerospace in support of MOU to build a Vermont –  Québec Aerospace Trade Corridor and extend it to Connecticut
  • 2017: Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Global Trade Partnership and brings delegation of 7 Vermont aerospace manufacturers to AeroMart Montreal.
  • 2016: Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Global Trade Partnership and brings 9 Vermont aerospace manufacturers on Vermont Delegation to Aéro Montréal’s 2016 Aerospace Innovation Forum 
  • 2015: Vermont Chamber brings 25 Canadian aerospace companies to Annual Manufacturing Supply Chain Trade Show in Vermont and hosts roundtable with Aéro Montréal in support of MOU and Vermont – Québec Aerospace Trade Corridor
  • 2015: Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Global Trade Partnership on Vermont Manufacturing Delegation to AeroMart Montreal
  • 2014: Vermont Chamber’s Aerospace Supply Chain Summit Featuring Aerospace Corridor and the Aéro Montréal’s  MACH Initiative
  • 2013: Vermont Chamber signs MOU with Aéro Montréal to build US-Canadian Aerospace Corridor via Vermont at Aerospace Innovation Forum, Montreal
  • 2013: Vermont Chamber’s Manufactured in Vermont Supply Chain Trade Show: Showcasing Vermont’s $2 billion aerospace and aviation industry and Canadian partners
  • 2013: Vermont Chamber participates in Planning of Green Summit with Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ) and EcoTech of Québec
  • 2013: Vermont Chamber Brings Vermont Delegation of Manufacturers to Paris Air Show resulting in $3.1 million in projected sales (including Canadian aerospace)
  • 2012: Vermont Chamber Hosts Premier Jean Charest of Québec, EXPO Keynote Speaker
  • 2012: Vermont Chamber Hosts 20 businesses for a Vermont – Québec discussion regarding enhancing the supply chain corridor
  • 2011: Vermont Chamber’s Supply Chain Matchmaker, Supply Chain Opportunities in Canadian Aerospace
  • 2010: Vermont Chamber participates in Vermont gubernatorial delegation to Québec with Vermont businesses
  • 2005: Vermont Chamber Signs Cooperation Agreement with Quebec Federation of Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ), The Québec -Vermont Corridor

April, 2017: Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Global Trade Partnership and brings 7 Vermont aerospace manufacturers on Vermont Delegation to BCI’s AeroMart Montreal. The delegation benefited from having a total of 168 B2B meetings and appointments representing 84 hours of quality meeting time with industry leaders in Québec aerospace, including Bombardier, Heroux Devtek, and SAFRAN.

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April, 2016: Vermont Chamber partners with Vermont Global Trade Partnership and brings 9 Vermont aerospace manufacturers on Vermont Delegation to Aéro Montréal’s 2016 Aerospace Innovation Forum. The delegation benefited from having a total of 124 B2B meetings and appointments representing 31 hours of quality meeting time with industry leaders in Quebec aerospace, including Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, CAE, Heroux Devtek, and SAFRAN.

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September, 2015: Vermont Chamber brings 25 Canadian aerospace companies to Annual Manufactured in Vermont and hosts roundtable with Aéro Montréal in support of MOU and Vermont – Quebec Aerospace Trade Corridor

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NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013
Contact: Chris Carrigan
(802) 223-0904
Email: ccarrigan@vtchamber.com

Vermont Chamber of Commerce to Provide Manufacturing Opportunities in Aerospace with Supply Chain Agreement and Aero Montreal

On Monday, December 2nd, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association, a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, is signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aero Montreal, a strategic think tank for Quebec’s aerospace sector, at the 4th edition of Aero Montreal’s International Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal. Business Development professionals from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont’s Agency of Commerce & Community Development will exhibit at the event in support of9 Vermont companies participating in business matchmaking at the Forum. Vermont will be the largest U.S.-state contingent at the international event.

The vision of the MOU and partnership is to create a U.S.-Canadian Aerospace Corridor via Vermont and to facilitate the flow of supply chain opportunities between Vermont’s aerospace cluster and Canada’s Aerospace Industry. The $22 billion Canadian aerospace industry is the fifth largest in the world and is home to renowned aerospace OEMS and primes, including Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron, CAE, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce Canada. Most Canadian companies source over 50% of their aerospace parts from the U.S. Vermont offers Canada access to Vermont’s $2 billion aerospace supply chain with proven capabilities and resources in precision machining, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), landing gear, fuel gauging, sensors, sensing systems, and electronics for aerospace and aviation applications. Vermont’s close proximity to Canada is a competitive gateway with access to the North American market and U.S. aerospace industry.

“We celebrate the MOU signing and look forward to forging a strong partnership with Aero Montreal in building an aerospace corridor for enhanced trade and integrated supply chain opportunities,” said VAAA Chair Brian Dubie. “Vermont’s large presence at the Innovation Forum with nine participating companies
shows a strong commitment to this effort and partnership going forward.”

As a follow up to the MOU, the Vermont Chamber will hold an Aerospace Supply Chain Summit on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. The Summit will feature Aero Montreal staff, presenting the MACH Initiative, Aero Montreal’s supply chain optimization program designed to increase global competitiveness in its aerospace sector. The Summit will also feature high-level procurement specialists from leaders in both u.S. and Canadian aerospace, including: Defense Logistics Agency – Aviation, GE
Aviation, Helicopter Support Inc., A Sikorsky Aerospace Services Company, Honeywell Aerospace, and Netur. To learn more, please visit contact Chris Carrigan, (802)223-0904, ccarrigan@vtchamber.com.

2013 Aerospace Innovation Forum-Vermont Participants

  • Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS)
  • North Hartland Tool Corp.
  • TeamITAR
  • Metal Flex Welded Bellows, Inc.
  • Stephens Precision, Inc.
  • MMIC
  • Superior Technical Ceramics
  • MSI, Inc.
  • KALOW Technologies
  • Vermont Chamber of CommerceN ermont Aerospace & Aviation Association
  • ACCDNermont Global Trade Partnership
  • Vermont participation in the 2013 Aerospace Innovation Forum is made possible in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, through funding awarded through its State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program and partner support from the U.S. Commercial Service.

    HILARY NILES, VTDigger.org
    November 9, 2013

    Vermont’s position in the corridor between the global aerospace hubs of Connecticut and Quebec will come into focus Monday at the fourth International Aerospace Innovation Forum in Montreal.

    The Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association, a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will be joined by nine Vermont companies and the Agency of Commerce & Community Development when representatives sign a memorandum of understanding with Aero Montreal, a strategic think tank for Quebec’s aerospace sector.

    Vermont’s contingent at the convention will be larger than any other American state at the international forum, according to a press release.

    The MOU formalizes a loose working relationship between V AAA and Aero Montreal that’s been nearly two years in the making, according to Chris Carrigan, vice president of business development for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The organizations will share industry information and business opportunities to better integrate the cross-border supply chain.

    On behalf of their members, the groups will share access to seminars, workshops and webinars, Carrigan said. They’ll also participate in some of each other’s events, starting with the Aerospace Innovation Forum from Dec. 2-4. Aero Montreal is scheduled to appear at the VAAA’s Aerospace Supply Chain Summit on Jan. 23 at the Burlington International Airport.

    The collaboration is not limited to information and hand-shaking.

    Aero Montreal has been developing an accreditation program to vet industry suppliers. As a result of the MOU, Vermont businesses will be able to plug into the so-called Mach Initiative – increasing the odds that they will be able to sell products to government contractors and original equipment manufacturers.

    Carrigan said the concept behind the MOU gelled at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the oldest and largest trade show for commercial and military suppliers. In a shared booth similar to the one arranged for the Aerospace Innovation Forum, six Vermont companies traveled to Paris with officials from the Vermont Chamber, ACCD and U.S. Small Business Administration.

    Carrigan said about $3.2 million in combined sales came out of the Paris exhibition.

    Of the six companies that attended Paris, four will be in Montreal: Liquid Measurement Systems, North Hartland Tool Corp., TeamITAR and Metal Flex Welded Bellows Inc. Five more will join the Vermont contingent in early December: Stephens Precision Inc.; MMIC; Superior Technical Ceramics; MSI Inc. and KALOW Technologies.

    The more than 250 companies in the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association are a $2 billion industry, Carrigan said. Their functions include precision machining; maintenance, repair and overhaul; and landing gear, fuel gauging, sensors, sensing systems and electronics.

    North of the border, one in 189 Quebecers work in the aerospace industry at some 215 regional firms, according to Aero Montreal. In Connecticut, aerospace accounts for roughly 5 percent of the state’s economy, according to the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

    Vermont’s proximity between the global hubs, plus historical and cultural ties, position the state as a natural gateway for the North American market, Carrigan said.

    News Release – Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
    June 12, 2013
    Contact: Brent Raymond
    Director of International Trade & Foreign Investment
    Vermont Global Trade Partnership
    828-1681; brent.raymond@state.vt.us
    http://accd.vermont.gov/business/start/international trade

    Businesses to Connect with Global Customers at International Trade Show

    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Six Vermont companies with ties to the aerospace and defense industries head to the Paris Air Show later this week, the world’s oldest and largest trade show connecting commercial and military suppliers with potential customers.

    Representing Vermont are AeroParts Plus of South Burlington; Concepts NREC of White River Junction; Liquid Measurement Systems of Georgia; Metal-Flex Welded Bellows of Derby; North Hartland Tool Corp., of North Hartland and TeamITAR of Derby. They will join five New Hampshire companies and one from Maine in the Best of New England booth at the US Pavilion. In all, 34 states will be represented at the international air show.

    The Best of New England booth is made possible through the State Trade Export Promotion program, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    As three of the smallest states taking part, combining resources allows northern New England to have a presence at an iconic
    international event.

    The goal of the companies attending is to increase their access to international markets, which helps them to grow.

    “Many nations provide significant resources to their companies that export, so it is exciting to have the opportunity to work in collaboration with private companies, the SBA, the US Department of Commerce, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and other New England states to provide global visibility to our aerospace companies,” Brent Raymond, director of the Vermont Global Trade Partnership said.

    The aviation and aerospace industries represent a $2 billion industry in Vermont, according to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, supporting more than 9,000 jobs. Chris Carrigan, vice president of business development fur the chamber, called the two sectors “key economic drivers” of Vermont’s economy and in line with the mission of the Vermont Chamber’s Aerospace and Aviation Association.

    By connecting its members with new suppliers and customers through matchmaking efforts, participating in international events like the Paris Air Show, provide access to new resources, businesses and supply chain opportunities,” he said. “which propels Vermont’s economy forward.”

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