Orbit Industries, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of another subsidiary facility, OrbitNDT-DNK in Dunkirk, New York. This branch became operational on January 24th, 2017 within the facility of our customer and partner, Dunkirk Specialty Steel (DSS), and will ultimately operate as an independent laboratory at this location. (LINK) The expansion was fueled by the long standing business relationship between Dunkirk and Orbit and is designed to meet the growing needs of DSS for Ultrasonic (UT) bar stock inspection.
Dunkirk Specialty Steel is a division of Universal Stainless, headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. They are one of four Universal facilities, with other branches located throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Universal produces semi-finished and finished steel bar and plate products. Once sold, their products undergo further processing for use in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and various other industries. Dunkirk produces finished rod and bar products which are sold to service centers and original equipment manufacturers.
Orbit has been ultrasonically inspecting material for DSS since November of 2005. Since that time, Orbit has worked closely with Dunkirk personnel to support their growing need for NDT inspection services. Over the years this has included consulting work and on-site inspection personnel at Dunkirk’s facility. The opening of OrbitNDT-DNK allows for a more consistent on-site solution. Current inspection capabilities are UT bar stock inspection of .200” diameter through 2.50” diameter via a Tac Tic system. During 2017, OrbitNDT-DNK is working to gain Nadcap and other significant prime approvals. Development of additional immersion capabilities at this location is planned to meet the growing needs of Dunkirk and be in a position to offer additional inspection capacity to all of Orbit’s vast customer base. Regarding the new venture, Bob Aleksandrovic, Chief Operating Officer of Orbit Industries, Inc. states “Our commitment to assisting our customers solve critical supply chain issues and meet market demands is the driving force behind the Orbit subsidiary business model and OrbitNDT-DNK is another example of our commitment.” This expansion marks the 4th subsidiary location that has opened with in the Orbit family.
On March 22nd, 2017 Orbit Industries, Inc. introduced a new Chemical Processing line for the etching of aluminum aircraft wheels and other aluminum products. The line is located at our company headquarters in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The new line allows for increased inspection capacity in Aluminum Etching and was installed to respond to increasing customer demand. By segregating this process from its previous location it will also open up additional capacity for materials requiring Nital Etch, Titanium Etch, and other Chemical Processing services. The project was completed in 3 months from concept to production by the efforts of many staff members and input from one of our customers. The new line was an audacious task which needed to be completed in a short period of time to support the needs of one of our valued customers. I am proud that Orbit was able to accomplish such a task in such period of short time. After a month of operation we have created enough capacity to secure that
Orbit Industries Chief Operating Officer was a guest of Middleburg Heights mayor, Gary W. Starr, in a business roundtable discussion with U.S. senator, Sherrod Brown, on March 31st, 2017 at the Middleburg Heights Community Center. Orbit was asked to attend because of their company longevity and continued partnership with Middleburg Heights, since 1974. Mayor Starr invited Orbit to participate in the bi-partisan roundtable discussion along with sixteen other established community business leaders. Southwest General Health Center, Sunnyside Automotive Group, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library System were just a few of the organizations in attendance. The event was the first roundtable discussion in Middleburg Heights. However, Senator Brown has held over 300 other similar roundtable functions since 2007, visiting with 88 counties in Ohio. These discussions focus on ways to re-build the economy by working together with business owners, families, students, and educators. The input he
Orbit Industries COO, Bob Aleksandrovic, was a presenter at a business workshop in March of 2017 on the use of Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in management. Dashboards are a visual tool employed to help clarify larger sets of data into a more concise picture of current performance.The event took place at the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Metro campus and was organized by the colleges Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program available through Tri-C for company owners in the small business community. Accepted applicants are exposed to a curriculum that allows students to gain important skills that can be immediately put into practice in their organizations. Topics such as marketing,production, and personnel management are regularly covered. The program is designed to help local small businesses grow and foster under a network of professional support that may not otherwise be readily available. Bob Aleksandrovic
Orbit Industries, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of another subsidiary facility, OrbitNDT-DNK in Dunkirk, New York. This branch became operational on January 24th, 2017 within the facility of our customer and partner, Dunkirk Specialty Steel (DSS), and will ultimately operate as an independent laboratory at this location. (LINK) The expansion was fueled by the long standing business relationship between Dunkirk and Orbit and is designed to meet the growing needs of DSS for Ultrasonic (UT) bar stock inspection. Dunkirk Specialty Steel is a division of Universal Stainless, headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. They are one of four Universal facilities, with other branches located throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Universal produces semi-finished and finished steel bar and plate products. Once sold, their products undergo further processing for use in the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and various other industries. Dunkirk produces finished rod and bar products which are sold to
As a service company providing the essential testing which confirms the quality of aerospace components, Orbit considers the satisfaction of our customers to be the central building block of our business. Many of the long standing relationships we have cultivated have been decades in the making.The feedback we receive from our customers drives our internal discipline and commitment to continuous improvement. One such customer is Aubert Duval (AD). Founded in 1907 in Paris, France, Aubert Duval is a part of the alloys branch of the Eramet group. They supply metallurgical solutions in the aerospace, energy, and medical industries. Specifically, they focus on the development, melting, and hot processing of various steels and alloys. (Source: http://www.aubertduval.com/) Orbit Industries has been inspecting forgings, via Ultrasonic testing, for Aubert Duval since July of 2011. In that time, we have developed a strong relationship with AD staff and proven that we are capable of providing
We are proud to announce that: 26,173,329 lbs of bar stock was inspected by Orbit Industries, Inc. and our subsidiaries in 2016. This is a 4.1% increase over 2015. We would like to thank our loyal customer base for choosing Orbit as their NDT source and look forward to the opportunity to provide that same high level of quality service in the coming year. Our online quoting system is quick and easy to navigate. Submit your request for quote today and a member of our staff will contact you once your quote has been prepared.
Orbit Industries Consulting was recently added as a vendor for Nondestructive Testing by Delta Airlines. Orbit conducted Nital Etch training for Delta at their Atlanta, GA hub in November of 2016. We look forward to assisting Delta with further NDT training and welcome the opportunity to work along side other airlines in the future. For more information regarding available consulting services, please contactus.
Orbit Industries has obtained additional Boeing approval to specification ASTM E2375 for Ultrasonic testing. The following codes have been added to the Boeing D1-4426 for Orbit: Code 436E for Flat Surfaces Code 437C for Round and Curved Shapes
Orbit Industries, Inc. is proud to announce its 50th year anniversary as one of the leading providers of Nondestructive testing (NDT) services to national Aerospace and Defense Contractors. Nondestructive testing is one of the key tools used to confirm the quality of aerospace and aircraft components. For major domestic and international manufacturers, Orbit tests critical parts such as landing gears, jet engine supports, engine components, and hundreds of other critical parts. The company is commemorating the 50th year milestone with a series of employee events and an open house for their customers, vendors, and community officials to attend. Orbit Industries was founded in 1965 by James Clemons and a group of NDT experts with a commitment to excellence in Ultrasonic, Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Radiographic inspection techniques. Business operated out of two facilities in greater Cleveland until 1974 when they consolidated the two facilities, eliminated the Radiographic