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LAI wins manufacturing contract for jet engine combustor assemblies

LAI International, Inc., strategic supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers, has announced it has been awarded multi-year contracts for manufacturing combustor components in jet engines.   

LAI will process more than 360 of the make-complete combustor assemblies for a first-tier aerospace engineering company under the agreement. The contracts are expected to be valued at more than $650,000 over two years.   

"This win is a reflection of LAI's domain expertise and success in core machining disciplines for make-complete processing in the power generation industry," Darcy Dodge, Director of Strategic Products for LAI, said. "The components require precision machining of super alloys, which have a coated perimeter to allow for high performance in the hot-gas path environment."    

The components, which maintain and control a burning mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber, are installed in jet engines for non-commercial jet aircraft.    

Deliveries of the components are scheduled to begin in early 2009 and continue through 2010. The assemblies will be manufactured at LAI's facilities in Scarborough, Maine, with additional special processing to be done in Minneapolis.

About LAI International   

LAI is the premier manufacturer of precision engineered components and assemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense and other advanced technology industries. The company is a major supplier of finished goods. Its technology, engineering and manufacturing solutions are the lifeblood of airframes, aircraft engines, power generators, defense systems and other mission-critical applications.   

LAI is the largest precision contract manufacturer in its class with the fastest growth as ranked by Inc. Magazine.   

LAI has longstanding and strategic relationships with all leading global players in every area of their operations, including Boeing, Eaton, GE, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, and more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 global manufacturers.   

LAI operates five manufacturing facilities, dispersed in key manufacturing regions across North America, with locations in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine — all of which are ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100 certified. The company also offers NADCAP-certified non-conventional machining processes.

Press release issued by LAI International, Inc. on October 29, 2008


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