Acres of Seats

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I had the pleasure earlier this week of visiting one of our key customers, Weber Aircraft, in Gainesville, Texas. Weber is the preminent supplier of airline seats to the major airframe manufacturers and airlines. Although we take an airline seat for granted, beneath the fabric is a sophisticated structural engineering masterpiece  (even the fabric is a highly engineered structure!). The seats meet rigorous safety standards and are custom engineered to each airline’s specifications and features.  We make the seat escutcheon, the curved plate at the end of the armrest that your fingers grab if you’re a white knuckle flier. We were able to see hundreds of seats in various stages of production during our plant tour. Weber has a well established lean manufacturing culture and is a strong believer in continuous improvement. We are pleased to be part of their success.