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Posted on: October 3, 2011

Valent Aerostructures announces expansion in Fredonia

Valent Aerostructures announced today that it will expand its operations in Fredonia, Kan. The company, which currently employs 55 associates will break ground immediately on a new 50,000-square-foot building scheduled to be completed by March 2012. Valent will also be making a significant capital investment in machinery and will be increasing the current employee base by 45 associates over the next few years.

Valent Aerostructures manufactures and supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, military fixed wing, rotorcraft, missile/ground support and general aviation industries.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Fredonia community and the state of Kansas on this major investment in new infrastructure and technology; we’re truly grateful for the support and efforts of the Fredonia civic leadership, the state of Kansas and our associates that have made this expansion possible,” said David Fink, Valent’s director of business development.

“I congratulate Valent Aerostructures on its expansion and its efforts to create good quality aerospace jobs in a rural community,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “This is good news for Fredonia and for southeast Kansas, as well as for the aerospace manufacturing sector in the state.”

Fredonia Mayor Dennis Mollnow was pleased that Valent had made the decision to expand in the city.

“I’m absolutely delighted this expansion is happening and that Valent has the confidence to reinvest in Fredonia,” Mollnow said. “I want to recognize the diligent work of the city commission and staff who helped support a local business that will create family wage jobs in our community.”

About Valent Aerostructures
Valent Aerostructures supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, military fixed wing, rotorcraft, missile/ground support and general aviation industries. Valent is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., with additional operating facilities in Wichita, Kan.; Fredonia, Kan.; Lenexa, Kan., Cottonwoods Falls, Kan.; Dutzow, Mo.; St. Louis, and Tulsa, Okla., in addition to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, under construction, in Washington, Mo. Valent provides outsource solutions for leading airframe manufacturers, including: Lockheed Martin; Spirit Aerosystems; Boeing Defense Systems; Honeywell; Boeing Commercial Airplane; Gulfstream; GE; Thales; Cessna and GKN.

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