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Expand your business internationally.
Washington State businesses understand the power of tapping overseas markets. Last year, $41.3 billion in goods were shipped worldwide by more than 12,000 businesses statewide, 90% of those small to medium-sized companies.
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Aero-Plastics offers customers a broad range of capabilities, including injection molding, CNC machining and value-added services. AS9100:2016 Rev D certification ensures the highest quality operational controls, DPD/MBD certification (digital product definition/model-based definition) ensures that digital data is properly maintained, and our CMM capabilities allow for inspection from your model-based data. The company specializes in nonmetallic machining, injection molding and assemblies and is ITAR registered.
Russ Nielsen, Director of Business Development
Air Informatics LLC
Air Informatics LLC is dedicated to the design, operations and cybersecurity of e-enabled aircraft, the digital, software and data-intensive, wirelessly connected airplane. We have extensive in-depth experience in today’s connected airplanes, corporate business jets and airliners and have worked with Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream aircraft in the design, test, cybersecurity, and operations. Our client list includes large corporations, high-net-worth individuals, private business jet operators, major consulting firms, and airlines worldwide.
Bruce Jackson, President
Phone: +1 646-645-5279
Altek is one of the premier contract manufacturers in the U.S., with core competencies in Injection Molding, Mold Tooling, Machining, Bonding, Finishing, Assembly and Test. The company manufactures and assembles commercial aircraft interiors, including PSU panels, filler panels, window shade assemblies, storage bin hardware, seating sub-assemblies and modular lavatory interiors. It also manufactures a variety of power supply housings, proximity switch housing and hardware, smart stem housings for wheel assemblies and subcomponents for ABS braking systems.
Rick Taylor, Vice President
Color Craft is a leader in high-performance interior and exterior aerospace graphics, signage, markers and membrane switch assemblies. The company is an elite-level supplier for OEMs, airlines and world leaders in aircraft cabin component manufacturing. The company supports a worldwide customer base (Boeing, Boeing Defense, Safran, Collins, MRO’s and their supply chains) with proprietary solutions, custom kitting and AOG support.
Doug Stewart, CEO
Aerospace OEMs and Tier 1/Tier 2 companies look to General Plastics for unique chemistry-based solutions centered on our signature polyurethane foams. The company supports engineers and design teams in diverse industries such as composite core, aerospace, tooling and prototyping. We supply LAST-A-FOAM® sheet stock and machined and fabricated parts for composite-manufacturing applications. Regardless of your particular application, count on the quality and consistency of our HDU foam products and our ability to scale production to meet your most demanding production needs. Our customer service, engineering, testing and QA teams work closely with you from concept to completion.
Geoff Veld, Business Development Manager
IDEA International is an aerospace engineering consultancy based in Seattle that supports OEMs, suppliers, MRO, airlines and aircraft leasing groups worldwide. IDEA has many years of experience in Structural Design and Analysis, Interior Design and Analysis and can support certification (FAA/EASA) and testing. IDEA is equally familiar with Airbus and Boeing platforms and is active in the space and private space industries. IDEA can also offer Electrical Engineering and Program Management.
Julian Sharpe, President/CEO
Phone: +1 425-591-9692
Keltia Design Inc
Keltia provides on-site and remote Aerospace CAD Design & Training Support Services and industry-experienced recruiting services. Kevin Burtchaell founded Keltia in 2000 after working with industry leaders like Boeing, Bombardier, Goodrich, Messier-Dowty and Allied Signal (now Honeywell) in the U.S., Canada and Europe. This experience has given Keltia a comprehensive understanding of key systems and disciplines of aerospace engineering and unique credibility in the industry. Services include Engineering CAD Design Support Services, Aircraft Modifications, Freighter Conversion Support, CATIA, Solidworks, NX Unigraphics, CREO and Autodesk Inventor Training.
Kevin Burtchaell, President/CEO
Professional Plastics is the premier source for aircraft interior plastics and the exclusive manufacturer of ProLens® dust cover sheet and Pro-Mirror® aircraft-grade polycarbonate mirrors. Both ProLens and Pro-Mirror sheets consistently provide outstanding optical qualities and meet FAR 25.853 vertical flammability requirements. ProLens is specifically designed to meet the high optical standards for dust covers in aircraft windows while providing exceptional abrasion resistance. Pro-Mirror is an aircraft mirror with industry-leading reflectivity, minimal distortion and superior optical clarity.
Mark Casey, President
Phone: (001) 716-868-1784
Tool Gauge is a world-class, award-winning manufacturer of complex, high-value injection-molded aircraft interior components, molded structural components, and part assemblies (small to large, 3-4-5-axis, CNC metal and plastic parts with assembly fabrication). We bring superior value and know-how to our customers (Boeing, Diehl Aircabin, Safran, and Collins). Boeing D1-4426 / BAC5321 Class l & ll approved supplier and fully certified: ISO 9001:2008 / AS9100C, ITAR Registered, Cage Code 6Z433. CMMC compliant.
Jim Lee, General Manager
Phone: +1 253-226-2719
An export expert is always nearby.
Exports drive much of the state’s economy. It’s estimated that nearly a third of the state’s economic growth can be attributed directly to exports and almost half of the new jobs created in the state are export related. Leading this growth in exports is the Department of Commerce, which works closely with businesses who are exporting now or want to export in the future.
Our AIX 2022 Team
Our team of business experts stands at the ready to help you do business in and with Washington State. Whether you want to locate a new facility or partner with a leading edge Washington company, we are ready to help you expand.
International Trade - Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Tech, Maritime
Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce
T: 44 1451 822252
M: 44 7899 804036
Apply for an export voucher and reduce your export-related expenses
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher Program provides direct cash assistance to qualifying small businesses to help them expand their international sales.
The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.