Paulding Aerospace Alliance

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Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (PUJ) is a county owned regional airport located on 600 acres just thirty miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. It provides a suburban location that is ideal for new and expanding aerospace companies. PUJ is Georgia’s newest regional airport, having opened in 2010, and was the first jet-capable airport constructed in Georgia in thirty years. Key features of the airport include:

• 6,000-foot runway with expansion capability to 7,500 feet. • State-of-the-art 23,000 square-foot terminal building.

• The Airport Technology Park is a 190-acre county-owned property that is ideally suited for aerospace and aviation companies. 80 acres of the Park has direct runway access.

• Hangar space and fuel services are available through PUJ’s fixed base operator (FBO), Paulding Jet Center.

• PUJ is an IFR airfield with ILS and GPS approaches.

• The Paulding County Industrial Building Authority (IBA) is in the process of constructing a 35,000 square-foot hangar for aircraft and corporate offices. • The airport is located on U.S. 278/GA 6 and provides direct four-lane

highway access to I-20 (24 miles), and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (40 miles).

Contact:

Blake Swafford

Executive Director 730 Airport Parkway Dallas, GA 30157 Office: 770.505.7700 bswafford@paulding.gov www.pauldingairport.com

Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

Clients:

Aerospace and aviation businesses, aircraft assembly, air charter service, commercial air service operators, corporate jets, general aviation airplanes The PAA is a resource for the exchange of ideas, information and

business opportunities for Paulding’s burgeoning aerospace community. Paulding’s aerospace sector offers a multitude of premier products, skill sets and competencies.

Paulding’s strategic location twenty-five miles northwest of downtown Atlanta is within one of America’s largest aerospace clusters and the number of operations, workers, colleges and universities dedicated to the aerospace sector is quite impressive. Consider the following:

• In 2010 Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (PUJ), the first jet capable airport constructed in Georgia in over thirty years, opened for business. The airport has a 6,000-foot runway and 190-acre Airport Technology Park designed specifically for aerospace and aviation operations. • Over 5,000 acres of municipally owned land is adjacent to the airport and

offers numerous business development opportunities.

• Paulding’s aerospace industry has been growing annually with impressive, well-respected firms such as Aerospace Fabrications of Georgia, Top Flight Aerostructures, Rare MetalSource, RotorWorks and West Cobb Engineering creating and providing services to some of the world’s premier aerospace companies.

• Nearly half of Georgia’s fifty largest aerospace employers are located within a one-hour drive of Paulding County.

• Within 60 miles of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport there are over 13,100 people employed in the aerospace industry.

• Georgia’s largest aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, with over 7,500 employees, is located 26 miles from PUJ in Marietta. • Meggitt, the state’s third largest aerospace company with over

1,000 employees, is just ten miles from PUJ in Rockmart.

• The Paulding region is home to Dobbins Air Force Base and Delta Air Lines. While these facts alone make Paulding County an outstanding location for aerospace and aviation operations, it is our existing aerospace industry and resources that make the difference. The Paulding Aerospace Alliance’s founding members include:

• Aerospace Fabrications of Georgia • Chattahoochee Technical College

• Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace • Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute • Paulding Chamber of Commerce

• Paulding Economic Development • Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport • Rare MetalSource

• RotorWorks

• Top Flight Aerostructures • West Cobb Engineering

The Paulding Aerospace Alliance is your guide to one of Georgia’s most impressive aerospace and aviation regions. The number of aerospace and aviation firms in Paulding is expected to grow substantially in the near future and the PAA, through its “community connections through aerospace,” will be the leading advocate and voice for the industry’s expansion in Paulding.

Established in September 2012,

the Paulding Aerospace Alliance

(PAA) is an organization of

aerospace manufacturers, aviation

companies, economic development

and chamber of commerce

organizations, airport operators,

colleges and universities, and state

entities that work to promote and

expand the aerospace industry in

Paulding County, Georgia.

Paulding

Aerospace

Alliance

Paulding County, Georgia USA

“Community Connections

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Aerospace Fabrications of Georgia (AFG) fabricates, markets and distributes products of the highest quality, resulting in recognition of AFG as a quality leader in the commercial and military aerospace industry. Manufacturing capabilities include: CNC machining, tool fabrication, sheet metal forming and fabrication, assembly and aluminum heat treating.

AFG’s facility is certified to MIL-I-45208 and is registered ISO 9001:2000/ AS9100, so customers can be assured of the quality and reliability of the products and services provided by AFG. The company is ITAR registered. AFG proudly employs individuals with a wide range of experience and education which include areas such as advanced CAD/CAM systems, CNC machining, automation control systems, manufacturing and design concepts,

conventional machining, chemical milling, aluminum heat treatment, quality assurance (destructive and nondestructive testing) and areas of sheet metal fabrication applicable to the aircraft industry.

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The Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for aerospace companies and their suppliers by connecting them to new technologies, university research, potential business collaborators and current industry information.

The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry, and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth. Areas of focus include aerospace manufacturing, air transportation, aerospace education and MRO operations.

The Center’s partners include the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Research Alliance, Mercer University and Middle Georgia State College.

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Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in Georgia, serving over 11,200 active degree/diploma seeking students and several hundred non-credit workforce development trainees across its service delivery area of Paulding County. The Paulding County Campus in Dallas can accommodate over 1,200 students and has the capacity and flexibility for incumbent worker training to support new and existing industry programs. Chattahoochee Technical College offers the following services to new and expanding Paulding County businesses:

• Corporate Training • Consulting Services

• Georgia Re-Training Tax Credit • Georgia’s Quick Start Program Lockheed Martin and Chattahoochee Tech formed a partnership to staff Lockheed’s Marietta plant with trained entry-level aircraft structure

assemblers. Chattahoochee Tech and Lockheed Martin developed an Aircraft Structures Training Program (ASTP) that would allow students with sufficient work experience in similar industries to develop the skills necessary to succeed at the Lockheed Martin plant. The end result was a 320-hour, eight-week course that was 50% classroom/computer lab instruction and 50% shop/hands on instruction. Nearly 100 students completed the training with a 90+% placement rate.

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The GaMEP provides support, coaching, education and resources to Georgia manufacturers designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line costs. GaMEP’s approach is to work with each client individually, understand their needs, and recommend a customized plan to meet their unique goals and objectives. The partnership provides the following services:

• Strategic Business Development • Lean/Process Improvement

• Sustainability • Energy Management

• Quality Management • Product Development

• ISO Standards • Community Innovation Services • Alternative Media Access Center • Health at EI

• GT Procurement Assistance Center • MBDA Business Center

• Strategic Partners Office • Technology Innovation Practices • Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

• The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech • Advanced Technology Development Center

Contact:

Adam Grizzle

President/CEO 305 Industrial Drive Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.505.8801 Fax: 770.505.8804 agrizzle@afog.com www.afog.com

Contact:

Steve Justice

Director

75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30308

Office: 478.230.4300 sjustice@georgia.org www.aerospace. georgiainnovation.org

Contact:

Richard Goble

Director

400 Nathan Dean Boulevard Dallas, GA 30132

Office: 706.253.4520 Richard.Goble@

ChattahoocheeTech.edu www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu

Contact:

David Apple

NW Regional Manager 5 S. Public Square, Suite 104 Cartersville, GA 30120 Office: 770.387.4002

david.apple@innovate.gatech.edu www.gamep.org

Aerospace Fabrications of Georgia

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Center of Innovation of Aerospace

Chattahoochee Technical College

Community and Economic Development

Georgia Tech Enterprise

Innovation Institute

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP)

Clients:

BF Goodrich, The Boeing Company, CPI Aerostructures,

Derco Aerospace, Fokker, Gulfstream Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Piper Aircraft and ST Aerospace

Clients:

Georgia aerospace businesses, prospective aerospace companies considering Georgia as a location for their operations, economic development

organizations, local communities and universities

Clients:

Existing industry, new businesses, degree seeking students and adult education

Clients:

Advanced Storage Products, CanAm Yarns, Economy Cabinets, GEO Specialty Chemicals, Fizz Optimization Group, Meggitt, Monitor Manufacturing, Morgan Corp., Shaw Inc., TI Automotive, Toyo Tire and USG Ceilings

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Rare Metal Source

RotorWorks, LLC

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PCED is a public/private partnership between Paulding County, the Cities of Dallas and Hiram, Paulding County Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority that serves as a single point of contact for economic development in Paulding. PCED’s primary focus is to market Paulding County as a premier location for business and facilitate the creation of new jobs and capital investment.

• Business Recruitment • Business Retention & Expansion • Marketing • Request for Information & Proposals • Site & Building Selection • Local & State Incentives

• Quality of Life Projects • Data & Demographic Reports • Building Permits, Zoning & Infrastructure

• Workforce Development & Training

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The Paulding County Chamber of Commerce has served effectively as the “Voice for Business” for the County since 1961 and is the official Welcome and Information Center for Paulding County and the cities of Dallas and Hiram. The mission of the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce is to promote, support and improve the general business environment of the County, to stimulate a vibrant local economy and to produce a cooperative effort to enhance the overall quality of life in Paulding County to its highest potential. The Chamber is the living room of the community. Businesses benefit when the chamber connects them with potential new customers and business opportunities.

The Chamber provides the following services to Paulding businesses: business-to-business networking, business retention and expansion, government affairs, medical insurance savings through United Health Care, online company listing, referrals, reduced workers compensation rates through the “Drugs Don’t Work” program, ribbon cuttings and ground breakings, small business development and weekly news updates.

Contact:

Jamie Gilbert

Executive Director 166 Confederate Avenue Post Office Box 1916 Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.726.7000

gilbert@pauldingdevelopment.org www.pauldingdevelopment.org

Contact:

Carolyn Wright

President

455 Jimmy Campbell Parkway Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.445.6016 cwright@pauldingchamber.org www.pauldingchamber.org

Paulding County

Economic Development

Paulding Chamber of Commerce

Clients:

Paulding County Business Community, Citizens and Visitors

Clients:

Businesses interested in locating or expanding to Paulding County, City of Dallas, City of Hiram, commercial and industrial real estate brokers, Paulding Chamber of Commerce, Paulding County Airport Authority, Paulding County Board of Commissioners, Paulding County Industrial Building Authority, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia EMC, Georgia ECG, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and site location consultants

Contact:

Russ Hedden

Vice President

166 Industrial Way North Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 800.638.5265 Fax: 800.638.5329 russ@raremetalsource.com www.raremetalsource.com

Contact:

Lewis Harrell

General Manager 165 Commodore Path Hiram, GA 30141 Office: 770.943.4769 lewis@rotorworksllc.com www.rotorworksllc.com

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Finding unusual metals is difficult enough. Finding a company that goes

the extra mile to provide the specific metals you’re looking for - plus the service and quality you expect - is rare. Since 1988, Rare MetalSource has exceeded expectations in both areas. As a leading supplier of specialty metals, Rare MetalSource understands the demands of the industry, and has the experience and expertise to meet those demands. This ability to deliver product performance that measures up to the most exacting standards sets Rare MetalSource apart as a one-of-a-kind supplier.

Products: Stainless Steels • Alloy Steels • Super Alloys Forms: Bar • Billet • Forgings • Hollowbar • Plate • Rod Coil Shapes: Hex • Rectangle • Round • Square

Processing: Drawing • Forging • Grinding • Heat Treating • Rolling Sandblasting • Sawing • Straightening • Trepanning ISO 9001:2008 REGISTERED

Clients:

Aerospace, Aircraft/Aviation, Defense, Marine

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RotorWorks, LLC is a WOSB company headquartered in Metro Atlanta Georgia specializing in geospatial services. RotorWorks was formed in 1999 to provide aerial inspections for industries requiring corridor patrol services. RotorWorks owns and operates two McDonald Douglas helicopters (MD 500 & MD 600) and a Bell 206 L3 as well as its top-of-the-line remote sensing equipment. Our sister company, Rotor Resources, LLC, an FAA-approved repair station, maintains all helicopters and remote sensing equipment. Aerial Platform and Lidar Technology

The RotorWorks LiDAR Platform consists of two Trimble Harrier Aerial Imaging & Laser Scanning Systems. In addition to Rotorworks LiDAR and Ortho Imaging system, the MD600 helicopter is also equipped with a gimbal-mounted SWESYSTEM Explore 300 digital video system and a FLIR ThermaCAM SC 3000.

The Explore 300 houses a 12 MPIX Nikon D300 for oblique images. At the same time, a Sony FCBIX-11 digital video camera (10X zoom) is recording the ROW. The ThermaCAM SC 3000 infrared camera is a gyro-stabilized infrared precision temperature measurement system, which is capable of performing infrared acquisition services for power lines, over land and water.

Clients:

The integration of all systems creates a complete Remote Sensing Platform that allows RotorWorks to fully serve the Utility Industry.

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Top Flight Aerostructures, Inc.

West Cobb Engineering

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Top Flight is an aerospace manufacturing and repair company specializing in the advanced technologies of military aircraft structures. Top Flight has expertise in areas from CNC machining, to complex sheet metal fabrication, to advanced composite and metal-bonded panels, to classic sheet metal assembly and repair.

Top Flight is a small business focused on quality and customer service. No project is too big or small for the diverse capabilities of our facility.

Clients:

Aerometals, Defense Logistics Agency, Harkenzo, Hill Air Logistics Center,

Janel’s Industries, Lockheed Martin, Robinson Manufacturing, McClain International, Military Aircraft Parts, Nor-Ral Incorporated, P.A.R.T.S. Inc., Seris Group, Tinker Air Logistics Center and A.Wiley and Associates

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Since 1987 West Cobb Engineering and Tool Co., Inc. has been at the forefront in aeronautical engineering and manufacturing. West Cobb Engineering’s management and engineering teams have a diverse background in aerospace tooling. The company has been a major supplier for the USAF F35, F22, C5, C130 and P3 programs thru Lockheed Martin. West Cobb Engineering has one of the largest 5-axis machining centers in the Southeast (17’X x 9.5’Y x 55”Z). The machine’s 6000RPM spindle allows us to cut hard metals such as invar, titanium and carbon steel. The company’s 8,000 sq. ft. high bay climate controlled area to build large aircraft assembly fixtures is enhanced by two Leica laser trackers to ensure product integrity throughout the build process. The total facility is 45,000 sq. ft.

Our engineering department uses CATIA versions 4 and 5 and MasterCam for design and NC programming while also specializing in reverse engineering of flight hardware parts. We comply with AS9100 Rev. C and ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems. We have received the 2008-Lockheed Martin Small Business Supplier of the Year for Manufacturing, the 2009-Small Business Administration Award for Excellence, and the 2011-Lockheed Martin Supply Chain Silver Star Award for Aeronautics SIA of the Year.

Clients:

Aurora Flight Sciences, Cessna Aircraft Company-Textron,

Gulf Stream, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt

Contact:

Bill Visage

President/CEO

Greg Kress

President/CEO 351 Cadillac Parkway Dallas, GA 30157 Office: 678.213.1370 bill.visage@topflightaero.com greg.kress@topflightaero.com www.topflightaero.com

Contact:

Wade Terrell

President/CEO

7267 Hiram Douglasville Highway Douglasville, GA 30134-5586 Office: 770.489.7370

wade@westcobbengineering.com www.westcobbengineering.com

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166 Confederate Avenue Post Office Box 1916 Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.726.7000 www.pauldingdevelopment.org 305 Industrial Drive Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.505.8801 Fax: 770.505.8804 www.afog.com 730 Airport Parkway Dallas, GA 30157 Office: 770.505.8801 Fax: 770.505.8804 www.afog.com

400 Nathan Dean Boulevard Dallas, GA 30132

Office: 706.253.4520 www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu

75 Fifth Street NW, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA 30308

Office: 478.230.4300

www.aerospace.georgiainnovation.org

5 S. Public Square, Suite 104 Cartersville, GA 30120 Office: 770.387.4002 www.gamep.org

166 Industrial Way North Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 800.638.5265 Fax: 800.638.5329 www.raremetalsource.com 165 Commodore Path Hiram, GA 30141 Office: 770.943.4769 www.rotorworksllc.com 351 Cadillac Parkway Dallas, GA 30157 Office: 678.213.1370 www.topflightaero.com

7267 Hiram Douglasville Highway Douglasville, GA 30134-5586 Office: 770.489.7370 www.westcobbengineering.com

455 Jimmy Campbell Parkway Dallas, GA 30132 Office: 770.445.6016 www.pauldingchamber.org

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