Oshkosh, WI., July 24, 2023 – Piper Aircraft is proud to announce the formation of a new business enterprise—Piper Industrial Manufacturing Company (PIMCO)™. The new venture will leverage and capitalize on Piper’s recent production plant improvements and investments in machinery, tooling, and technology.
Piper Industrial Manufacturing Company is proud to offer a wide range of highly specialized manufacturing solutions like sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, hydro- and stretch-forming, and tube bending/cutting. These are just some of the initial production capabilities PIMCO has to offer to adjacent markets in contract manufacturing.
“The Piper brand has long been recognized as a leader in general aviation, with over 85 years of aircraft fabrication and manufacturing expertise,” said John Calcagno, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft. “Piper Industrial Manufacturing Company will enable us to build on this legacy by expanding our business footprint into new and adjacent markets to provide solutions in contract manufacturing, aerostructures, and project services, leveraging our position today as one of the most vertically integrated original equipment manufacturers in aviation.”
PIMCO will report to Ron Gunnarson, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. A new business development team has been formed to lead PIMCO on this new endeavor. This team is led by Kevan Chisholm, Business Development Manager, who has been rising within the production and tooling ranks at Piper Aircraft since 2010.
About Piper Industrial Manufacturing Company (PIMCO)
With 85 years of precision manufacturing history, Piper Aircraft is proud to present the public with Piper Industrial Manufacturing Company (PIMCO). PIMCO provides world class, turn-key manufacturing solutions, with services comprising of laser cutting, fluid cell forming, welding, 3D-printing, CNC milling, and metal stretching. Our team of experts provides simple to complex fabrication parts to cater to various requirements. We fabricate high-quality parts to meet the desired output and ensure customer satisfaction.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fl., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series – the M600SLS, M500, and M350 – offers businesses and individual’s elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, and Seminole aircraft form the most complete technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com
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