Press Release: Pratt & Whitney PWA LCS & PWA 96 Approvals

EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, March. 10, 2012 — Horst Engineering (HEM) and Thread Rolling Inc. (TRI) are pleased to announce that Pratt & Whitney Aircraft (P&W) has approved both companies with its PWA Laboratory Control at Source (LCS) designation. LCS is the system that validates the testing and control of specified materials and processes used in P&W’s aerospace products.

“Approval is the culmination of excellent work by our team. These approvals validate our process, especially with our in-house thread laboratory,” said Larry Frechette, TRI Coordinator & Sales.

In addition to LCS, both companies are now approved for PWA 96, the P&W specification that covers fabrication of tie-rods, bolts, and screws made from certain nickel-based alloys.

“These two milestone approvals are significant achievements and further strengthen our quality management system. These certifications present us with new growth opportunities,” said Scott Livingston, Horst Engineering’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Horst Engineering & Manufacturing Co. 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. The company operates plants in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA and Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.  Learn more at

 Thread Rolling Inc. is a specialty process supplier of value-added roll threading, roll knurling, and centerless grinding services. Rolled threads have superior characteristics; therefore many threads are required to be formed. TRI is a dedicated business unit and sister company of Horst Engineering. Learn more at  


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