News Release: Sterling Machine Consolidation
Today we announced our plan to consolidate our Sterling Machine operation located in Lynn, Massachusetts with our main plant site in East Hartford, Connecticut.
This should be a seamless transition. With the downturn in the aerospace industry, we have ample capacity at our Connecticut operations to absorb the work with existing resources. Several of our Lynn employees will have job opportunities at our Connecticut site, and we will make strategic hires as needed, to strengthen our already proven systems and processes.
Our Massachusetts and Connecticut sites already operated with a unified AS9100/ISO9000 quality management system. We will be working with our major design authority holders to ensure that all quality requirements are properly managed. The Quality Assurance page of our website has links to our key quality certifications, export compliance, conflict minerals, and other documentation. We will work with each customer on their specific requirements.
Consolidation is a difficult decision. This was not our original plan, but the impact of COVID-19 on the aerospace industry has spurred our decision. For several years, we have operated as one company with management oversight, customer service, engineering, materials procurement, information technology, accounting/finance, and human resources, coming from our Connecticut operations.
Additionally, in Connecticut, we will soon be expanding and relocating to a newly renovated modern state-of-the-art factory at 141 Prestige Park Rd. Located three miles from our legacy headquarters in East Hartford, this expansion will allow for the consolidation of all our operations and further build on our 75 year history. Stay tuned for more news related to the move.
We expect the consolidation to be complete in late 2021. Our various teams will work with our customers and suppliers to make this a successful transition. Our website will have additional updates during this process, including items posted in the News section like this one.
Though challenging, we have a long term view that aerospace manufacturing and the rest of the economy will persevere. Thank you for your support and understanding.