Horst Engineering Acquires Sterling Machine

Horst Engineering and Manufacturing Co. today announced it has acquired the assets of Sterling Machine Company, Inc. of Lynn, Mass., a manufacturer of precision machined components primarily for the aerospace industry.

Sterling had been a family-owned company, manufacturing components for the aerospace industry since 1966.  The firm employs 33 people.  The purchase price was not disclosed.

“We are very excited about this acquisition as there is very little overlap in the customers we serve,” said Scott Livingston, president and chief executive officer of Horst Engineering.  “Like Horst, Sterling specializes in producing close tolerance high precision aerospace components from a wide range of high strength metals and polymers.”

Sterling, located at 23 Farrar St., Lynn, Mass., has focused on providing parts for both commercial and military jet engines, and supplies some of the world’s leading aerospace companies.  “We intend to continue Sterling’s operations in Lynn with the same work force,” Livingston said.  Sterling’s president, Robert Struzziero, will remain with the company.

“I have enjoyed a close relationship with Bob for many years and I know that his team makes high quality products,” Livingston said.  He noted that Horst Engineering’s sister company, Thread Rolling Inc., has been a Sterling supplier for more than 25 years.

“We will continue to operate Sterling as an independent company, and we welcome them to the Horst Engineering Family of Companies,” Livingston said.

Horst Engineering, a third generation family business founded in 1946, is a contract manufacturer of precision machined components and assemblies for aerospace, medical, and other high technology industries. The company has an ISO9001:2008/AS9100 registered quality management system.

Its core processes include Swiss screw machining, turning, milling, thread rolling, centerless grinding, and assembly.  The company has operations in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, employing 35 people; and at its East Hartford, Connecticut, headquarters, with 85 employees. Learn more at www.horst.wpengine.com

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