Business

April 10, 2013

Element Materials Technology acquires Sherry Laboratories to become largest U.S. aerospace materials testing company

Element Material Technology has acquired Sherry Laboratories, one of the largest independent materials testing businesses in the United States.

This significant transaction will add nearly 300 specialized staff and 10 facilities to Elementís existing network of 30 laboratories, making Element Americaís largest dedicated aerospace materials testing company.

The acquisition reinforces Elementís core growth objective, which is to provide an unrivalled materials testing service focused specifically on the aerospace, oil and gas, transportation, and power generation sectors.

Sherry, headquartered in Daleville, Ind., provides a broad range of testing services to the aerospace, oil and gas, and power generation industries. The 66-year-old company has laboratories supporting more than 6,000 clients throughout Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Sherry Laboratories has a great reputation and first class testing facilities, but the company’s most valuable asset is its people, said Charles Noall, president and CEO of Element Materials Technology. This acquisition is a superb fit for Element and we are very much looking forward to bringing Sherryís numerous engineers, scientists and technicians on board to join forces with our own engaged experts.

Sherry’s Nadcap accredited facilities have also been approved by aerospace primes including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, Bombardier and GE Aviation, which further adds to Elementís own prime approvals held across a wide range of laboratories.

Commenting on the transaction, Chris LaMothe, CEO of Sherry Laboratories, said We are delighted that we have been able to join forces with Element. This deal will enable Sherry to offer its customers an even broader range of testing services and capabilities, and we look forward to playing a critical role in the continued success of the Element Group.

This latest deal by Element follows a number of significant acquisitions in the last fifteen months, including MAR-TEST of Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit Testing Laboratories of Warren, Michigan, and UK-based polymer engineering and testing specialists MERL.

We have had valuable integration experience with a number of high quality acquisitions as part of the Elementís continued growth strategy, so it will be very much ëbusiness as usualí for everyone concerned going forward,î said Noall. ìThis transaction further broadens the range of capabilities that Element offers its clients and puts our company at the heart of the materials testing industry in the USA, marking the next stage in our continued drive to become the largest global materials testing services provider.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
LM-F35-hours

F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.  “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is e...
 
 

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

Raytheon has received a contract from an international customer for Pavewayô IV precision guided bombs valued at more than $200 million. As part of the sale Raytheon will deliver hundreds of the advanced munitions, which are regarded as the ‘weapon of choice’ for the Royal Air Force. The contract represents the first sale of Pavewayô...
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Northrop Grumman dedicates Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Florida

Northrop Grumman photograph Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, addresses the media with, from left, Florida State Sen. John Thrasher, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Rep. Ron DeS...
 

 

Lockheed Martin GMLRS alternative warhead logs successful flight test series, shifts to next testing phase

Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the fifth and final Production Qualification Test for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. During the long-range test, four rockets were fired from a HIMARS launcher and destroyed their respective targets approximately 65 kilometers away. The test is the final milestone...
 
 

Forecast International expects UAV market to rise strongly through next decade

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan sent unmanned aerial vehicle production to record heights, but with the last U.S. military troops in Afghanistan slated to depart the country this year, the Pentagon’s demand for unmanned air vehicles is slackening. However, while fewer UAVs are expected to roll off the production lines from 2014 to 2023,...
 
 
sikorsky-china

China certifies Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced April 15 that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D™ aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter  to...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>