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 ½ 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 customer’s confidence in Orbit as a true partner” said Bob Aleksandrovic, COO of Orbit Industries.
That customer is NMG Aerospace, which has been working closely with Orbit for over two decades. The communication we received from them regarding forecasting of future work was instrumental in the planning and design of the new etch line. Jesse Dolan, Vice President of Supply Chain Management at NMG stated “As NMG Aerospace continues to expand our business and grow and create jobs in NE Ohio it is critical that we select partners that will align their capital and resources with our growth. Orbit has been and will continue to be a valued partner. Their commitment to invest in a dedicated etch line to support our business is a great example of two businesses working together in NE Ohio to win in the aerospace market place and secure long term job opportunities for the families in this region.”