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July 12, 2016
Consolidated Precision Products completes acquisition of Polish casting operations Helicopter engine parts 19 plants, and counting "… expand our footprint and capabilities"

Consolidated Precision Products Corp., a holding company with operations specializing in cast parts and assemblies for commercial and defense aircraft construction, has purchased two metalcasting operations from Pratt & Whitney Rzeszów S.A., a business unit of Pratt & Whitney Canada. The plants are located in the Aviation Valley region of southeastern Poland, a center of manufacturing and assembly for civilian and military helicopters and small aircraft.

Records show the two plants produce parts for turboprop engines, including the PZL-10W, which powers the PZL Sokol helicopter, developed and now produced by an AugustaWestland subsidiary.

CPP, headquartered in Cleveland, currently has 19 casting and finishing plants ranging in nature from green sand and permanent mold casting for aluminum, magnesium, and steel; to investment casting (DS/SC) for aluminum, magnesium, steel, and superalloys; to specialty machining and fabrication.

CPP has seven foundries in California, one in Minnesota (the former Hitchcock Industries), and two in France (the onetime Microcast Group) producing investment castings and sand castings in a range of sizes, in aluminum and magnesium alloys, steel, and super alloys. It also has foundries in Belgium, Mexico, and Slovakia.

CPP’s list of customers includes all of the major aircraft OEMs and aircraft engine manufacturers.

The terms of the purchase were not announced.

“We are very excited to add these two facilities to the CPP family,” stated James Stewart, CEO. “These factories possess best-in-class technology, and will expand our footprint and capabilities. The acquisition will further strengthen our relationship with United Technologies Corp. and Pratt & Whitney Canada, as well as heighten our offering to other customers."

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Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)