03/20/2013
Integrated Composites, Inc. Awarded Fourth Production Order from U.S. Army for the Composite Universal Weapons Pylon

Integrated Composites, Inc., an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has received a fourth U.S. Army contract for continued production of the lightweight Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (CUWP) for the Kiowa Warrior helicopter.Read more...

03/05/2013
Experienced Controller Joins Acorn Growth Companies

Acorn Growth Companies, a global private equity firm focused on aerospace & defense, announced that Aaron Penix, MBA, CPA has joined the firm as its controller.  Penix is a 14-year industry veteran with expertise in analytical financial reporting and forensic accounting.Read more...

02/20/2013
Valair Aviation Earns ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, announced that it has passed an audit recertifying that the company adheres to the quality management principles of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Company received ISO 9001:2008 recertification from Richardson, TX-based The Registrar Company.Read more...

01/08/2013
Commuter Air Technology, Inc. Graduates 300th Student from the Frith Training Center

Commuter Air Technology(CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, has graduated the 300th student from the U.S. Air Force contracted MC-12 Sensor Operator Initial Qualification Training Program located at the Frith Training Center at Wiley Post Airport.Read more...

12/18/2012
Acorn Growth Companies & The Edgewater Funds Partner to Acquire UK Aerospace Firm

Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm focused exclusively in the aerospace and defense sectors, has partnered with The Edgewater Funds to acquire Paul Fabrications, based in Derby, United Kingdom, which specializes in the manufacture of high-precision and complex metal assemblies for the aerospace, power generation and nuclear fueling industries.  The acquisition is the second venture for Acorn Growth Companies and The Edgewater Funds since the partnership was announced early this year. Paul Fabrications will operate as one of four businesses in the Composites and Aerostructures Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.Read more...

12/11/2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense Announces the Addition of Paul Fabrications Ltd. to the AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce the acquisition of Paul Fabrications Ltd.  Paul Fabs, established in 1937, and located in Derby UK, is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complex, high precision, fabricated and machined metal parts and assemblies for both the aerospace and nuclear power refueling industries, and will add key structures capabilities to the AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group core competencies.Read more...

12/05/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Vice President of Finance

Acorn Growth Companies, a global private equity firm focused on aerospace & defense, announced that Dale Jordan has joined the firm as its new vice president of finance.  Jordan brings more than 27 years of executive management, accounting and finance experience, primarily with high growth enterprises including more than 30 international acquisitions representing over $500 million in debt and equity financing.Read more...

11/28/2012
Michael Manning Joins the AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group as Chief Financial Officer

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce that Michael Manning has been appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group.Read more...

11/01/2012
Valair Aviation Renews Partnership with Blackhawk Modifications

Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, is pleased to announce a renewed service center partnership agreement with Blackhawk Modifications. This strategic relationship enables Valair to perform Blackhawk performance upgrades for King Air 90, 200 and 350 series, Cessna Caravan, Cessna Conquest and Piper Cheyenne aircraft.Read more...

10/16/2012
Metro Top 50 Awarded Commuter Air Technology

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce Commuter Air Technology has received a Metro 50 award. The 16th overall ranking marks the third time the company has been an honoree of this program. The Awards represent recognition by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce of fifty fastest growing private companies in the area.Read more...

10/02/2012
Integrated Composites, Inc. Receives Third Production Order from U.S. Army for Composite Universal Weapons Pylon

Integrated Composites, Inc., an the AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has been awarded a third U.S. Army contract for follow-on production of the lightweight Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (CUWP) for Kiowa Warrior helicopters.Read more...

08/28/2012
Hill AeroSystems Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Fusion Welding

The AGC Composites & Aerostructures Group is please to announce Hill Aerosystems, Inc. has received Nadcap Accreditation for Fusion Welding.Read more...

06/05/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Seeds of Greatness Award Recipients.

Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace and defense opportunities, announced the recipients of its sixth annual Seeds of Greatness Awards. Public and private recipients were the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission’s Center for Aerospace Supplier Quality (CASQ) and The Greenwood Group respectively.Read more...

05/15/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Now Accepting Nominations for Prestigious Annual Award

Acorn Growth Companies is seeking nominations for the Seeds of Greatness Award, presented annually to recognized Oklahoma-based aerospace and defense industry leaders. Deadline for nomination submission is May 25, 2012.Read more...

04/18/2012
Integrated Composites, Inc. Achieves AS9100 Rev C Certification

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce that Integrated Composites, Inc., has recently completed a BSI Assured Limited audit and earned the AS9100 Rev C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality and cost reduction in the aviation and defense manufacturing industry.Read more...

04/03/2012
Hill AeroSystems Earns AS9100 Rev C Certification

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce that Hill AeroSystems, a member of the AGC Composites Group, has recently completed a BSI Assured Limited audit and earned the AS9100 Rev C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality and cost reduction in the aviation and defense manufacturing industry.Read more...

03/22/2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense announces the addition of Hill AeroSystems Inc. to the AGC Composites Group

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hill Aerosystems Inc. Hill, established in 1970, is an industry expert in the design and manufacture of complex metal parts and assemblies and will add key structures capabilities to the AGC Composites Group core competencies and supply chain capabilities.Read more...

03/20/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Transaction with The Edgewater Funds

Acorn Growth Companies has announced the creation of a partnership and recapitalization of the company’s investment in the aerospace structures and composites segment. The transaction with The Edgewater Funds, a Chicago-based private equity firm, provides significant equity capital to support Acorn Growth Companies’ aerospace acquisition strategy.Read more...

03/06/2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense Names New Marketing Director

Johnny Lantz has joined AGC Aerospace & Defense, the operating portfolio of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, as the Director of Marketing & Communications. Lantz brings with him more than a decade of proven marketing leadership experience from a number of related sectors. He will take responsibility for developing plans and executing projects and initiatives that support the broader short and long-term marketing strategy in accordance with the executive team’s vision.Read more...