Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies - 2019
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Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies - 2019

Over the past few years, manufacturing organizations in general have witnessed a tremendous change in operability and overall business processes. Owing to the continuous developments in the world of technology, manufacturers are being propelled into an age of automated supply chains, streamlined enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, increased quality of products, and new levels of customer satisfaction. On that note, aerospace and defense (A&D) industries all over the world heavily contribute to the exponential growth of manufacturing organizations, as they thrive on the betterment of quality original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

To help such OEMs and large scale A&D-related production houses effectively cope with the rising demands, while maintaining their standards of quality, defense manufacturing consulting and services providers have emerged. These firms are governed by industry-leading experts who maintain impressive track record that position them as the most competent gurus with respect to their line of work.

In this edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights, we are glad to feature Oregon-based Erickson Incorporated as one of our most proficient defense manufacturing consultants. The company is a defense manufacturing company and MRO service provider that operates its own fleet of airplanes. With a customer base consisting of Boeing and Lockheed, Erickson Incorporated is another of our featured companies that excel at providing maintenance, repair, and overhauling services. Following suit is American Ordnance, a premier manufacturer of ammunition to the United States Military. The company offers professional staffing who have received technical training, expertise, and tools to meet any ammunition engineering challenges, including ammunition equipment fabrication, installation and equipment review, consultation, and implementation of improvements.

With several innovative technological capabilities, these companies are constantly proving their mettle in the field of defense manufacturing. We hope this edition of Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster an efficient system of production that can enable seamless production management while maximizing revenues.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’, “Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Consulting/Services Companies – 2019.”

    Top Defense Manufacturing Consulting Companies

  • Erickson is a leading aerospace manufacturer and global provider of aviation services that operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The company has approximately 50 aircraft in a fleet that expands and contracts in response to operational needs. The fleet includes utility helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and its own industry-leading Aircrane, which it manufactures and maintains. Erickson sets the standard for operational readiness and capability with a 97% ORR

  • Avcorp Industries

    Avcorp Industries

    The Avcorp Group designs and builds major airframe structures for some of the aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Fuji Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin. The Avcorp Group has more than 50 years of experience, many skilled employees, and 636,000 sq.ft. of facilities. Avcorp’s mission is to deliver better solutions to the aerospace industry. The Avcorp Group offers integrated composite and metallic aircraft structures to aircraft manufacturers, a distinct advantage in the pursuit of contracts for new aircraft designs, which require lower-cost, lightweight, durable, reliable structures

  • Badger Alloys

    Badger Alloys

    Established in 1966, Badger Alloys is a family-owned and operated ferrous and nonferrous sand-casting foundry. Badger Alloys offers custom sand castings for pump & valve/other industries, pattern creation & repair, 3-D modelling, reverse engineering, full-service machining/specialized impeller, and keyway machining. As full-service sand casting foundry and castings manufacturer, Badger Alloys is qualified, certified, and compliant with a variety of industry standards and regulations, including MIL-STD, ISO 9001:2015, PED, NAVSEA TECH PUB 278, ASME SEC IX, plus many others. Their fully integrated services include a pattern shop and full-service machine shop

  • Brighton Cromwell

    Brighton Cromwell

    Headquartered in Randolph NJ, Brighton Cromwell is specialized in Performance-Based Logistics, Program Management, Kitting, Distribution, Defense Contracting, Product Development, Engineering, and Reverse Engineering. Brighton Cromwell, LLC (B.C.) is a certified small-business supply chain integrator providing procurement, logistics, engineering, and kitting services to the DoD and prime contractors globally. The company has established relationships with numerous manufacturers, leading industrial supply companies and OEMs to successfully manage hundreds of contracts sourcing aftermarket parts, kitting solutions, and equipment for a variety of tactical military vehicles, aircraft, and Naval systems. Its proprietary supply management technology suite, SENDASearch, allows B.C. to meet the complex logistics and procurement needs of the U.S. and international military markets with uncompromising precision and reliability

  • Ducommun


    Ducommun Incorporated is dedicated to providing the aerospace and defense industry with engineered products, electronic and structural manufacturing, and assembly services as well as aftermarket support. The company supplies high value, niche products, and services that deliver superior and sustainable value to the customers and all other stakeholders. Design and manufacturing services for interconnect, electronic and electromechanical applications, structural components and assemblies, high-tech proprietary systems, and engineered products are the services are provided by Ducommun Incorporated. Their full-service collaborative approach, broad capabilities, and value-added services like new product introduction, supply chain strategies, and program management deliver value for the customers and innovative solutions for their complex electronic and structural needs

  • Global Precision Products

    Global Precision Products

    Global Precision Products, LLC is a turnkey contract manufacturing service provider. Along with precision machining and corresponding quality systems, the caompany manages material sourcing (standard metals and plastics, as well as exotic materials), new product introduction processes & product validations, build-to-stock inventories and logistics. Swiss CNC Machining, Micro Swiss CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, CNC Turn Milling, Fully Automated Machining/Inspection Cells, Modern Metrology Inspection/Data Collection, Outside Services – Heat Treat, Grinding, Plating and Engraving, Automated Component Cleaning System, and Design for Manufacturability are some of the services provided by the company



    HEICO Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of aerospace, defense, and electronics-related products and services in the United States and internationally. HEICO Corporation is a public company which was founded in 1957. HEICO’s customers include most of the world’s airlines, air motives, satellite manufacturers, defense equipment producers, medical equipment manufacturers, government agencies, telecommunications equipment suppliers, and others. The firm designs and manufactures mission-critical niche electronic, electro-optical, microwave, and other components found in aviation, broadcast, defense, homeland security, medical, space, telecom, and other complex equipment used worldwide

  • Naprotek


    Established in 1995 by Najat Badriyeh, Naprotek, Inc is a privately held woman-owned business located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Naprotek sets the standard for high-quality prototypes and Made-in-America production. The company delivers to a broad array of rapidly growing industries such as Military, Aerospace, Medical, Semiconductor, Energy, Industrial, Robotics, Retail, emerging technologies and much more. The company offers Long Life Cycle Product Support, Scalable Regional Support, Mission Critical Product Support, Cutting Edge Technology Support, and Prototypes. Naprotek, Inc specialize in technologically challenging projects and tight project launch timelines for the Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) and Electromechanical Assembly (Box Build)

  • Square Deal Machining

    Square Deal Machining

    A Marathon-based company, Square Deal Machining Inc (SDMI), started as a one-room machine shop in Marathon, NY, and has since grown to a 300,000 sq.ft. facility that provides full-service metal fabrication, machining, welding and assembly services. CNC Machining, CNC Turning, Grinding, Plasma/Laser Cutting, Punching, Welding, Assembly, and Quality Assurance are the services provided for the customers. Square Deal Machining serves the military defense, transportation, industrial, energy, and medical sector. SDMI is a proud, local employer to hundreds of regional residents and through its excellent workforce, can keep most of its work entirely in-house

  • Wencor Group

    Wencor Group

    For the last 60 years, Wencor Group has been a trusted partner in aerospace offering PMA design and development, CMM and DER repairs, and an extensive network of distribution solutions to help make flights safer and more cost-effective. Wencor Group is headquartered in the Atlanta, Georgia area with additional offices in Utah, Miami, Seattle, Southern California, Alabama, New York, Amsterdam, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, and Istanbul. They support many of the commercial airlines, repair stations, and OEMs worldwide through their corporate affiliates Wencor, Soundair Aviation Services, PHS/MWA Aviation Services, Aerospace Coatings International, Xtra Aerospace, Flight Line Products, Accessory Technologies Corporation, Fortner Engineering & Manufacturing, and Kitco Defense