US – Canadian Aerospace Corridor via Vermont
In 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 opportunities 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
As the largest privately-held US Customs broker, Deringer helps deliver value to you and your customers by providing integrated supply chain solutions including Customs Brokerage & Consulting, Logistics Solutions, Warehousing & Distribution, and USDA Meat Inspection.
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.
Our company specializes in the engineering and fabrication of machined parts and complex assemblies. At A7 Integration, we stand apart with a knowledgeable team and modern facilities that provides single-sourced and fully customized services. We provide engineering, machining and assembly solutions for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, transportation, energy and mining.
We have the expertise and an extensive network of business partners to provide specialized services, processes and treatments that allow us to efficiently serve each of our clients. We focus on innovation by collaboration with our clients to develop new solutions and new technologies.
As a world-leading certification body, ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE) works with companies to assure the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management system certification, verification, assessment and training. ABS QE’s global network of auditors play an important role in helping you obtain the necessary certifications to get your product or service to market, giving you and your customers the confidence you need.
Certification of a management system is critical to the success of a business. ABS QE is committed to environmental safety, quality and care while helping organizations minimize risk, improve operational efficiency and maximize the value of their assets. Our team of auditors has extensive knowledge of management systems and certification processes across industry sectors, local regulations, markets and languages.
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.
A part of The CanRep Group, APP is an FAA approved Parts Manufacturing facility which manages the fabrication of various aircraft engine mount parts. We are a distributor of aircraft hardware, electrical and replacement parts, as well as being an approved Eastman and Castrol oils and lubricants distributor for the North East US. Our distribution line includes the Alglas group of cleaning products aimed at assisting aircraft operators, owners and maintainers keep the aircraft windows; IFE, Radar and instrument multi-functional displays clean and clear of static. These cleaning products are complimented with the PSI line of equipment providing solutions for servicing air, fuel, hydraulic lines in situ or in the shop. This later line is not limited to the aerospace environment and is used extensively in the oil and gas industry, food industry and anywhere hose, tube or pipe are found. Within our hardware products, APP maintains a wide selection of Helical wire inserts in both UNF/UNC and metric threads. The metric threaded inserts include the Rolls Royce approved line of AGS inserts used in large RR engines. Inserts are used in various applications to provide a positive means for repairing, protecting and strengthening all tapped threads. AeroParts Plus is an approved representative and stocking distributor of standard and specialty hinges from Aircraft Hinge of California.
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.
Apex Industries expertise is MACHINING, FABRICATION, ASSEMBLY, INTEGRATION and DESIGN SERVICES. We have many OEM process approvals in the Aerospace & Defense industry along with being AS9100 and NADCAP certified.
BHS Composites Corp is an SME that specializes in the design and manufacture of lightweight + structural composite & hybrid products for OEMs.
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.
World Class Electronic Manufacturing for Automotive, Medical, Aerospace and other high reliability markets. Thick film microcircuits capabilities and state of the art PCBA in a zero defects, lean culture environment
Leading provider of ply cutting and kitting, material and supply chain management, and vendor managed inventory services that enable the use of advanced composites for aerospace fabrication.
CENTURY FASTENERS CORP is a ISO9001: 2008 and AS9120A certified company and a Master distributor of fastener and non-fastener products, which include military, commercial, and electronic components. We represent a broad spectrum of the world’s most prominent quality manufacturers and we have over 100,000 different part numbers in stock.
The company was founded in 1955 by Jack Schlegel and George Stieglitz, both of whom are still involved with the company today. The day-to-day operations of the company are in the hands of the two Co-Presidents, Evan Stieglitz and Tom Brodsky. The company services over 5,000 customers and is classified SBA Small Business.
Century Fasteners Corporate headquarters is located in Elmhurst, New York. The Company currently has 15 computer linked branch stocking locations throughout North America. We utilize a wide range of value-added services and the latest technologies that can significantly lower your cost of ordering, stocking and maintaining inventory.
Lots of companies talk about commitment, but at Century, we do more than talk. We truly put commitment into practice every day by giving you the highest quality products, engineering capabilities and value-added services at the lowest cost of ownership.
For over 60 years, Concepts NREC has offered services and software to solve difficult engineering problems limiting the performance and manufacturability of rotating equipment.
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.
Creaform manufactures 3D portable measurement technologies and specializes in engineering services. We offer innovative solutions, such as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, quality control, product development, and numerical simulation (FEA/CFD).
For almost 40 years our family has been knitting socks in Northfield, Vermont. We know how to make socks. It’s what we do. We’re dedicated to creating the world’s best socks, and prove it by standing behind them unconditionally.
Dynapower is the leading independent manufacturer of power electronics. Design and manufacture of energy storage inverters, rectifiers, switchmode power supplies, frequency converters and custom transformers. ISO: 9001: 2015 and ITAR Certified.
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.
EPTAM is committed to being a world class ‘plastics only’ manufacturer. Continuous improvement is not just an idea or program; at EPTAM, it’s culture. Our customers benefit from a 30 year history of unsurpassed excellence, backed by an uncompromised service, quality and our drive to be better than the competition. ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 C, ISO 13485:2012 Certified and FDA#3005144609 Registered.
G.S. Precision is a leader in the manufacturing of high-precision machined components and sub-assemblies for the aircraft engine, aerospace, medical, fiber-optic, automotive, specialty bearing, and other commercial industries. With an experienced team of more than 300 employees, we are experts in machining a diversity of materials; from nickel-based aircraft alloys and titanium to stainless steels and aluminum. Beyond our ISO 9001:2000 and AS 9100 certifications, we have a reputation for outstanding quality and value in our industry, and for a willingness to tackle the most challenging jobs.
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 provides concept-to-market contract manufacturing services, specializing in tight-tolerance, functional thermoplastic molding and LSR applications for the healthcare and automotive markets.
Hazelett Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, and services continuous casting equipment. Hazelett is the pioneer and world leader in twin-belt casting for flat and long nonferrous products. Hazelett is a fourth generation family-owned company and the exclusive supplier of the Hazelett® twin-belt continuous casting machine. The company is fully vertically integrated with complete in-house engineering, manufacturing, R&D, and technical services.
ImageTek Labels provides long term solutions to Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Military and Medical manufacturers. These labels survive high temperatures, vibration, physical as well as chemical stressors like friction, abrasion, gasoline, acetone, xylene.
Custom industrial packaging manufacturer specializing in foam, wood, and corrugated. We offer Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs and Just-In-Time (JIT) product delivery. Manufacturer of the Tip(N)Tell and Drop(N)Tell shipping indicators.
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers products, processes and assets.
Jewell Instruments is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of high precision acceleration and tilt sensors for the military, aerospace, industrial and marine markets.
Kaman Composites offers analysis, design and production of advanced composite structures for the aerospace, imaging and industrial markets. ISO9100:2008 & AS9100
GPS Corporate Tracking Solutions for Workforce, Vehicles and Assets.
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.
LORD MicroStrain develops and manufactures wireless sensor data acquisition systems, inertial sensors, micro-displacement sensors, and software for a wide range of custom and embedded applications, including regime monitoring, component health, and unmanned vehicles.
Import & export services via air/ocean, customs clearance, consultancy. Additionally, we manage project logistics, bulk liquids, perishables, automotive, trans border and distribution. Full door-to-door solution backed by full visibility throughout.
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.
MSI provides 3rd Party manufacturing, warehouse, and product fulfillment solutions for both domestic and international clients. Services include: prototypes; supply chain management; composites; CNC machining; metal finishing; product assembly; Product fulfillment; transportation; commercial warehouse, and flex space leasing.
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 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.
Micro Wire Transmission Services (MWTS) offers high quality, low cost precision assembly services in Vermont (ISO 9001), South Korea (ISO 9001 & ISO 13485), and China (ISO 9001). We also offer 3D Printing and other prototyping services in Essex. Our specialty is micro coax (down to 47 AWG) and other fine wire, fine pitch harnessing solutions. Our technologies are known for high speed data transmission with low EMI and great signal to noise ratio. These kinds of products are used in Consumer Electronics, Medical Devices, AeroSpace, and Automotive Industries. for example, the latest high definition displays require this kind of cable harness. For medical, we supply many ultrasound probe manufacturers, as well as display applications, and various sensors requiring fine wire. We provide a total solution, including design, supply chain management, production engineering, project management, and mass production with a quality focus. Armed with a variety of accumulated manufacturing experience, we are able to provide competitive, cost-effective, reliable interconnect solutions.
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.
North Hartland Tool Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of precision fixtures, gages, tools and turbine tooling for aircraft engines and power generation.
The Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute is focused on developing relevant leadership learning. The Norwich University MBA program allows working adults the opportunity to pursue their education online.
NPI Technology Management offers expert services in International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) compliance and U.S. export regulations for supply chain assurance and integrity. NPI also works with manufacturers to meet the security compliance regulations for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7008 requirements about protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) which goes into effect December 31, 2017. In addition, NPI provides ongoing management and support of technology environments as well as forecasting, budgeting, implementation strategies and risk mitigation.
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.
Pre-Tech is a world class machining facility working with top companies in the Aerospace, Bio-Medical and Defense industries, as well as commercial applications. ISO 9001:2008 and AS9001: 2009 certified.
Manufacturer of small tight tolerance components from thermosetting plastic and thermoplastic. AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified. ITAR registered. Applied for HUB zone registration.
Manufacturer of nameplates, decals and product identification to OEMs and the Aerospace Industry. ISO9000 and AS9100 certified.
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.
Semiprobe designs and engineers probe stations for all sectors of the semiconductor industry, including DC, HF, high power, optoelectronic, and MEMS devices.
Since 1998, SolidXperts has been the leading provider of SolidWorks 3D design solutions in Quebec and Eastern Canada. As of 2010, SolidXperts has extended its services to the US market, particularly in New England, through its Nashua (NH) office. With more than 3,500 satisfied customers, SolidXperts s offers a full range of 3D design solutions centered around the SolidWorks 3D CAD platform and Markforged 3D printers. In addition, thanks to a wide range of services provided by certified specialists (training, technical support, programming, migration, commissioning, consulting), SolidXperts has assisted thousands of companies in migrating their design process to 3D technology, helping them to be more efficient and successful.
Full service Precision Manufacturing of parts and assemblies for aerospace, defense and commercial customers. AS9100, HUBZone, ITAR FFL registrations. Woman-Owned Small Business.
Swagelok is a supplier of fluid systems components for an array of industries, including power, semiconductor, oil and gas midstream, alternative fuels, and chemical/refining. We build Custom Solutions, including hose fabrication, and offer training.
We are a full service precision machine shop featuring CNC Milling, CNC Lathe, and CNC Swiss Turning machines. We are ISO9001:2008 Certified and focused on total Customer Satisfaction.
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.
Founded in 1982, Thermetco began operations in stress relief treatments. Since then, we’ve made it our priority to build a team of professionals who can master the latest and most sophisticated heat-treating technologies. Today, thanks to our professionalism, expertise and creativity, Thermetco is recognized as a leader in heat-treating throughout the metallurgical industry. Guidance is our watchword. Thermetco offers services in the following applications: Heat treating Non-destructive testing (NDT) Metallurgical testing services Consulting services and training Whatever your project, Thermetco has a solution backed with solid expertise.
Tri-Mack manufactures high-temperature thermoplastic aerospace components. Collaborative engineering and innovative, automated processes deliver cost-effective solutions. Capabilities include UD thermoplastic composites processing (prepreg tape to finished part) and Hybrid Molding. ISO9001:2008-AS9100-NADCAP.
UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) offers services employers, and community members with opportunities to engage with our undergraduate, and graduate students. Stop by and chat with us!
We are a leading manufacturing services provider serving Global customers from our facilities in Canada and the Northeastern United States. Specializing in Printed Circuit and system level assembly.
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 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.
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.
Vermont Tech offers a unique learning experience in Vermont: focused, hands-on, applied learning taught by faculty who are experts in their field. The Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) brings this style of education to a wide range of professions and professionals. CEWD designs and delivers workforce education and training, including customized workshops, courses that lead to certificates, degree programs, and more. We also partner with respected national vendors to provide online, non-credit trainings with an open-enrollment format. We serve healthcare facilities, state agencies, non-profits, small businesses, manufacturers, service industries, educators, municipal government, builders, and contractors, as well as those interested in gaining new life skills.
Welcome to ZEN METAL – a unique partner for your laser cutting needs in metal sheets and plates. We provide quality services, more than competitive subcontract pricing for flat CNC laser cutting: up to 60 ” x 120 ” in thicknesses up to: Steel ¾”, Stainless steel . ½ ” and Alum. 3/8 “.
- CyLaser Fiber Optic 1530 SL 2.0 kW System Laser
- Amada FOM23015NT 4kW CO2 Laser
- Amada Tower ASLUL300FOMII – enabling us to be that much more profitable / competitive through a “Lights-Off” production process as well as the ability to process requests for high volume parts
- Amada press brake HS2204-A8 – 247 Tons with a WILA tooling system – capacity 14 ‘
Together, with our 14 employees, we are currently focusing on Quebec and the North East Kingdom markets of the United States. Since our starting days, two years ago, we have experienced impressive and sustained growth.
US – Canadian Aerospace Corridor Primes, Integrators & Subcontractors (for exhibitors only)
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, 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.
Kaman Aerosystems designs and builds flight-critical components, structure and systems for the most challenging technical and operational applications.
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.
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.
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
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013
Contact: Chris Carrigan
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, email@example.com.
2013 Aerospace Innovation Forum-Vermont Participants
- Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS)
- North Hartland Tool Corp.
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
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
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.”