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ARNPRIOR AEROSPACE MONTREAL acquires Assets of Aviation Lemex from Atlas Aeronautik

December 31st, 2015 - Arnprior Aerospace, Inc., a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components to the Aerospace and Defense industries, completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Aviation Lemex from Atlas Aeronautik. The new entity is located in Saint-Hubert, Quebec and operates as Arnprior Aerospace Montreal.

This acquisition enables Arnprior Aerospace Inc. to expand its current customer solutions capabilities to include the 5-Axis machining of large, hard and soft metallic structures.

Arnprior Aerospace Inc. now operates in four international locations utilizing more than 340,000 square feet of facility and employing over 900 highly skilled associates.

Established in the town of Arnprior, Ontario in 1954, the company put Arnprior on the map for aviation. By 1960, Arnprior Aerospace had become part of The Boeing Company, where it remained until its divestiture in 2005.

Today, Arnprior Aerospace Inc. is a privately held business. The 165,000 sq. ft. facility is engaged in design, close tolerance, fabrication, precision machining, special processing, assembly, kitting, and integration of aerospace and defense products.

In September 2010, Arnprior Aerospace expanded its operations by establishing a 75,000 sq. ft. facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Mexican operation produces metallic components and assemblies for customers around the world.

In 2012, Arnprior Aerospace continued its growth by purchasing a 60,000 sq. ft. facility in Portland, OR, USA. This facility operates as Arnprior Aerospace Portland Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arnprior Aerospace Inc. The Portland operation produces complex machine products, assemblies, and kits

Arnprior Aerospace, Canada celebrates 10 Year Anniversary. Arnprior Aerospace, Mexico celebrates 5 Year Anniversary.

Our Arnprior plant recently celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary.

October 24th 2005 saw the opening of Arnprior's doors as Arnprior Aerospace, after being part of Boeing for 45 years. The new owners, American Industrial Acquisition Corporation, recognized that Arnprior was one of the leanest commercial sites and felt it would be a good fit for their organisation. Arnprior has not disappointed AIAC, in the 10 years, as John Wilbur, CEO, told employees "We wouldn't be here without you".

The day was celebrated with speeches from Company CEO, John Wilbur and President, Tom Melvin, followed by a meal for all employees. It was a great atmosphere celebrating a key milestone in Arnprior Aerospace's growth. Everyone was given a travel bag as a souvenir and a company photo finished off the celebrations.

Arnprior Aerospace looks forward to the next 10 years.

Arnprior Aeropspace built a facility from the ground up in Chihuahua, Mexico and in September 2010 opened its doors with 16 employees. The plant, located in the South Industrial Park of Chihuahua, today employs over 450 workers.

Five Year Anniversary celebrations took place at the facility and was attended by Arnprior's Vice President and General Manager, Laurent Ducom, and Mark Simmonds, Director of Program Management from our Canadian headquarters. Ivan Aguilar, Chihuahua's local Operations Site Lead, spoke of his appreciation and thanks to all employees who have contributed to the success of the company. Employees celebrated the event with a lunch and participated in a recognition ceremony for employees who have been with Arnprior since it's inception in 2010.

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