53rd International Paris Airshow

New England Airfoil Products Proud sponsor of Connecticut Reception

The International Paris Airshow is one of the most prestigious and most visited trade shows in the world. The Connecticut stand in the US Pavilion plays host to a number of Connecticut Aerospace manufactures amongst which is New England Airfoil Products - A Pietro Rosa TBM Company.

Left to Right: Clive Cunliffe – President North America, Pietro Rosa Group Beatriz Gutierrez -executive director of business development CT DECD, Mauro Fioretti –President and CEO Pietro Rosa Group

Left to Right: Clive Cunliffe – President North America, Pietro Rosa Group Beatriz Gutierrez -executive director of business development CT DECD, Mauro Fioretti –President and CEO Pietro Rosa Group

Leaders of the Civil and Defence aerospace business all frequent the show to gain an understanding of new developments in the industry and take the opportunity to seek out potential new suppliers to support the vast supply chains needed to create the products we see in the sky today.

Every year the Connecticut DECD hosts a reception that draws potential investors from all parts of the world along with the valued customers that make the State thrive as an Aerospace center of excellence. This year it was NEAP’s pleasure to sponsor the reception and talk to the crowds that came along to see what the State is doing in the Aerospace sector.

Beatriz Gutierrez executive director of business development  - Connecticut DECD gave a warm welcoming speech to the crowd of visitors. Clive Cunliffe, President North America – Pietro Rosa Group gave the response thanking the state for the tremendous support given since acquiring New England Airfoil Products he stated:

“Just four short years ago a US facility was just an idea, a strategy yet to be deployed but where? At this very Airshow, we met with the then Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy and his DECD team. They spoke very convincingly about Aerospace companies in the State, what it could offer and how they could support. Six Months later we bought our first acquisition in Connecticut, The DECD team have lived up to, and surpassed every promise made, Thank you the State of Connecticut.”

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is a leading international manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission-critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining, and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) Platinum Sponsor Asnuntuck Community College

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New England Airfoil Products is proud to be a platinum sponsor supporting the Asnuntuck Community College Advanced Machine Technology Lab. 

As part of the ACM 20th Anniversary celebrations, the association decided to raise money and match sponsorship donations for the Asnuntuck community college Technical capabilities with a new 27,000 sq. ft. Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center. New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) is proud to be a Platinum sponsor to the center.

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The technology wing houses more than 90 manual and CNC machines, with metrology center featuring a myriad of computerized measuring machines (CMM), state-of-the-art computer labs with the latest hardware and software, and an additive manufacturing center designed and equipped to ensure this growing technology is made available to the student population.

Asnuntuck Community College has been the model for advanced manufacturing training in the region, the ACM and its member firms took the opportunity to assure future students have the ability to take advantage of this resource raising over $200,000 in contributions.

Clive Cunliffe - President North America, Pietro Rosa Group commented:   

The colleges need all the support that local manufacturing can muster, they feed the future generations of young people entering our industry, providing the talent pool that makes our very own “ Aerospace Alley” thrive and prosper in this burgeoning market”.

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is a leading international manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission-critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining, and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research center globally.

New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) awarded New Business of the Year

New England Airfoil Products has been awarded the new business of the year award for 2019 by the town of Farmington’s economic development commission. This accolade is reserved for companies that have exemplified excellence and success in the areas of business growth, initiative, entrepreneurship and community engagement.

Left to right - Representing NEAP: Michael Grey, Michele Cassin, Ian Gonzalez, Carlos Rodriguez, Gloria Febles , Anna Pelligrini , Steven Watson,  Representing Pietro Rosa Group: Clive Cunliffe,  Representing the Farmington Economic Development commission: Brian Connolly –Chairman, Rose Ponte – Economic Development Director.

Left to right - Representing NEAP: Michael Grey, Michele Cassin, Ian Gonzalez, Carlos Rodriguez, Gloria Febles , Anna Pelligrini , Steven Watson,

Representing Pietro Rosa Group: Clive Cunliffe,

Representing the Farmington Economic Development commission: Brian Connolly –Chairman, Rose Ponte – Economic Development Director.

Farmington, CT is home to a vibrant business community with over 1500 businesses ranging in size from Fortune 500 headquarters to small entrepreneurial start-ups.  The Farmington Economic Development Commission recognizes the beneficial contributions new and growing businesses bring to the local economy and as such each year asserts to celebrate one of Farmington’s brightest company with this award. 

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Farmington, CT is home to a vibrant business community with over 1500 businesses ranging in size from Fortune 500 headquarters to small entrepreneurial start-ups.  The Farmington Economic Development Commission recognizes the beneficial contributions new and growing businesses bring to the local economy and as such each year asserts to celebrate one of Farmington’s brightest company with this award. 

In 2016, Pietro Rosa TBM, a leading Italian based manufacturer of compressor airfoils for gas turbines and complex structural components, acquired New England Airfoil Products. When Pietro Rosa TBM acquired the 100,000 square foot facility, there were just a handful of employees. In three short years, New England Airfoils Products added over 150 new employees to their roster and that number continues to grow. Tens of millions of dollars have been invested in the purchase of state-of-the-art machinery, equipment and infrastructure making the working environment simply a great place to be. A Green Initiative has also been put into place, which resulted in an overall electricity reduction of 30%.

NEAP recognizes that their most valuable asset are the employees, and as such, the company introduced the PRIDE Award to recognize valued employees. Furthermore, NEAP is developing a formal apprenticeship program in partnership with Tunxis Community College, Connecticut Dept. of Labour and Capital Workforce Partners to provide “home grown” skills and knowledge for success.

Since NEAPs acquisition by Pietro Rosa TBM, the company has been proud to exhibit alongside the State of Connecticut at the world-famous Farnborough and Paris airshows and are active participants at the Aerospace Component Manufactures Trade Show and the Workforce Fair.

These combined efforts to drive the company forward have not gone unnoticed; Senator Chris Murphy named NEAP one of Murphy's Monday Manufacturers. This past spring, Senator Blumenthal spent an afternoon meeting with company leadership and received a tour of the various state of the art machining techniques used by the company.

Rose Ponte, the Town of Farmington Economic Development Director, commented:

"Farmington is home to a vibrant business community, so we are thrilled that three years ago, Pietro Rosa acquired New England Airfoil Products (NEAP), and through their efforts, investments, and talented workforce that they have made NEAP a thriving company once again."

At the award giving breakfast sponsored by People’s United Bank, Clive Cunliffe – President North America, Pietro Rosa Group stated:

"Our thanks go out to the Town of Farmington for making us so welcome in the community, the tremendous support we have received from the Department of Economic Development, and the many associations and institutions that have helped guide us and give us the connectivity that is truly invaluable in making our North American business a success ".

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is a leading international manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission-critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining, and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research center globally.

New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) welcomes Senator Richard Blumenthal

Senator Richard Blumenthal was a welcome visitor to Pietro Rosa Group’s NEAP facility in Connecticut. The visit gave the staff at NEAP the opportunity to explain to the Senator and invited guests the tremendous flight path of growth the company has had since its acquisition on January 1st, 2016.

The NEAP town hall forum with Senator Richard Blumenthal (Right) as the guest of honor addressing the NEAP workforce, with Michele Cassin (VP and general Manager NEAP - Left) and Clive Cunliffe President North America – Pietro Rosa Group - Centre)

The NEAP town hall forum with Senator Richard Blumenthal (Right) as the guest of honor addressing the NEAP workforce, with Michele Cassin (VP and general Manager NEAP - Left) and Clive Cunliffe President North America – Pietro Rosa Group - Centre)

The company has seen a workforce increase by an astonishing additional 130 people and is continuing to grow rapidly thanks to long term contracts with major OEM’s who have embraced the fresh start of the company.

 The Senator and executive guests from the DECD, the Town of Farmington and Simsbury bank all bore witness to the high volume manufacturing capabilities and the latest inspection techniques that the company uses.

James Parkinson, (pictured right) NEAPs Metrology Manager explains measuring techniques used at the facility.

James Parkinson, (pictured right) NEAPs Metrology Manager explains measuring techniques used at the facility.

During the visit, the Senator chatted to members of the workforce throughout the tour. He witnessed various machining techniques used by the company and the evolution if CMM (Co-ordinate Measuring Machine) methods that were explained to him.

At the close of the visit he held an extremely interactive ‘town hall’ forum. The Senator spoke enthusiastically about the Aerospace industry in Connecticut giving inspirational advice to the attendees who gave the Senator a series of great questions that opened up some great discussion on the points raised. The discussions spanned a range of topics from education and taxation through to long-term career prospects in the Aerospace industry.

The occasion was marked by a trophy dedicated to the event and an open invitation to visit again our rapidly evolving and expanding Connecticut plant or indeed any of the Pietro Rosa TBM plants in Italy.

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research center globally.

Global Connections with Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Armando Varricchio

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The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosted His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States for a Global Connections Luncheon and discussion exploring the strength of the Italy-U.S. strategic relationship.

New England Airfoil Products Inc, being part of the Pietro Rosa TBM Group were fortunate to be kindly invited to the event. This served to further strengthen the ties with the organization and gain more understanding of the challenges and uncertainty facing the European Union, and the critical role that Italy plays in the region and in the world.

The event underlined and re-enforced the strategic criticality of the Companies New England operation as we head towards the new decade.

Founded in 1924, the Council is part of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest international affairs non-profit, nonpartisan organization in the United States.

Pictured Left to right: Megan C Torrey (CEO CTWAC), Rebecca A. Nolan (VP Business Development MetroHartford Alliance), HE Armando VarrIcchio, Clive Cunliffe

Pictured Left to right: Megan C Torrey (CEO CTWAC), Rebecca A. Nolan (VP Business Development MetroHartford Alliance), HE Armando VarrIcchio, Clive Cunliffe

CEO Megan C. Torrey leads the World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) overseeing the development and delivery of world class programming that educates the community on global affairs. Acting as the orchestrator of the event she stated:

Our programs provide opportunities for communities to deeply engage in global issues. Events such as this Connections Luncheon create further understanding and are critical for navigating the global world in which we all live.

 It was our pleasure to host Ambassador Varricchio. The insight he provided in understand the role the EU plays in the global economy was important for all to hear. With our state’s strong ties to Italy, the bilateral relationship directly impacts our community here in Connecticut.

 Italian Companies such as Pietro Rosa TBM that are continuing to invest in Connecticut through its New England Airfoil Products offer first hand experience of the of the importance of strong trading relationships between Italy and the United States.”

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

 

US SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY HIGHLIGHTS NEW ENGLAND AIRFOIL PRODUCTS INC AS “ MURPHY’S MONDAY MANUFACTURER”

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Monday, November 27, 2017

HARTFORD – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that New England Airfoil Products, Inc. (NEAP) of Farmington is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” George Einstein, the nephew of Albert Einstein, founded NEAP in 1955 as a small machining company. Since then, the company continuously expanded its services and capabilities, and today, NEAP manufactures gas turbine products for air, sea, and land applications. NEAP specializes in tight tolerance machining of products made from nickel-based alloys, stainless steels, titanium, and aluminum. 

With the help of 85 employees, the manufacturing company serves customers in the aerospace, marine, and industrial gas turbine markets, including NASA and the U.S. Air Force. They have also furnished gas turbine products for some of the most renowned manufacturers, including Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, GE, Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi, and Solar Turbines. The manufacturer’s 100,000 square foot Farmington facility has capacity to produce hundreds of thousands of parts per year. NEAP is certified under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and exports products to customers around the globe. Earlier this month, NEAP participated in the Aerospace Component Manufactures’ Trade Show and Workforce Fair where they networked with potential customers, partners, and suppliers, and spoke with roughly 1,000 students who are interested in launching careers in manufacturing. 

Murphy said, “New England Airfoil Products is not only proud of their Connecticut heritage, they’re also busy thinking about the future of our state’s manufacturing sector. They’re creating jobs and working to build up Connecticut’s manufacturing workforce. I’m here to help them in any way I can.” 

Max McIntyre, Vice President of New England Airfoil Products and President of Aerospace Component Manufacturers, said, “It’s a great time for New England Airfoil Products! It’s a great time for the Connecticut aerospace manufacturing cluster! We are very excited to be a part of this industry. New England Airfoil Products has a long esteemed history; we are growing and need to inspire and drive this heritage into the next generation. We are driven by innovation and technology and seek those who want to have an exciting lifelong career in aerospace manufacturing.”

The manufacturing industry plays a crucial role throughout Connecticut communities, creating new jobs and accelerating our state’s economic recovery. Today, Connecticut’s 4,600 manufacturers account for 10% of the state’s jobs and 87% of the state’s total exports. In order to protect and grow manufacturing jobs in Connecticut, Murphy has introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to strengthen existing standards and prioritize the purchase of American-made goods, the BuyAmerican.gov Act and the American Jobs Matter Act.

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

Aerospace Component Manufactures (ACM) Trade show and Workforce fair

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The ACM work fair and trade event was held at the Hartford Convention Centre with the attendance topping that of last year, during the morning session about 1000 students attended the fair, all hungry to gain an insight into what Aerospace manufacturing is all about. The level of questions was quite astounding, from “ what happens when a bird hits an engine in flight” to “when blades spin does the material stretch as the forces get bigger” both these and hundreds more questions were answered, hopefully encouraging the young people to pursue a career in our industry

The afternoon primarily focused on business-to-business networking as ACM member company’s hosted customers, partners and suppliers from the region and far beyond rendering a great opportunity to catch up on what’s going on.

Left to right – Max McIntyre (President ACM / Operations VP -NEAP) Governor Malloy, Clive Cunliffe Corporate Strategy and Communications Pietro Rosa Group.

Left to right – Max McIntyre (President ACM / Operations VP -NEAP) Governor Malloy, Clive Cunliffe Corporate Strategy and Communications Pietro Rosa Group.

A few different stations televised the event and Governor Malloy paid our stand a welcome visit chatting to those on the NEAP stand and a group of onlookers giving encouragement about the future on Manufacturing in the State of Connecticut.

A link to WITC news shows future workforce opportunities fair TV clips is found below:

Clicking below you can see a link to a TV interview by Fox 61 about the fair with ACM President  Max McIntyre:

A link to WNPR radio interview be heard by clicking: http://wnpr.org/post/aerospace-companies-reach-out-next-generation-workers

Our thanks go to the ACM for the organization of this event and the Convention center for making it a superb venue.

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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.

 

Small Connecticut Aerospace Players Look For Big Opportunities In Paris

Recently published in the WNPR (Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas) and written by Harriet Jones on June 20th 2017. 

Fourteen small Connecticut aerospace companies are exhibiting their wares at the Paris Air Show this week. They join thousands of other businesses at the world’s biggest industry showcase. 

All the major players -- the big airlines, aircraft companies, and engine makers -- strut their stuff at the European air show each year, showing off new products and making billions of dollars in deals.

“In all honesty, aerospace is a bit like a club," said Clive Cunliffe of New England Airfoil. "Everybody knows everybody, and you have to have that personal interface.”

Cunliffe's adopted company is a tiny business of just under 60 employees in Farmington. They too will be in Paris, courtesy of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, which each year takes a booth at the air show.

Cunliffe said for him and the 13 other small Nutmeg companies sharing that stand, the results in terms of sales will be tangible.

“Inquiries that come in through the air show can take one to even three years to incubate, but unless you’ve got a presence at the Air Show, you’re not seen as a serious player in the aerospace business,” he told WNPR.

New England Airfoil itself was a failing business just a couple of years ago, when Italian forging company Pietra Rosa stopped by the Connecticut booth at the air show, looking to discuss gaining a foothold in North America.

Talks at the show eventually led to Pietra Rosa buying and reviving the Farmington-based company, which is now growing and adding employees.

DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith said boosting Connecticut’s aerospace supply chain is a good investment for the state.

“We’ve seen as many as a billion dollars of sales be made in one individual year from the companies we take with us," she said. "Last year I believe the number was right about $400 million, so this is a really productive opportunity for these companies.”


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About Pietro Rosa TBM

Pietro Rosa TBM is an international leading manufacturer of compressor airfoils and mission critical components in the energy, aerospace, oil & gas and marine markets. Pietro Rosa TBM has plants located in Europe and USA.

The group invests heavily in R&D and innovation and has built up its intellectual property in hot forming, machining and surface finishing technologies through a solid collaboration with universities and research centers globally.