Valence Eastman Gains Multiple Approvals from Sikorsky

by | Aug 30, 2022

Valence Surface Technologies Eastman, GEORGIA operations received an extensive list of process approvals to support Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky rotorcraft programs

EASTMAN, GA; August 30, 2022 – Valence Surface Technologies LLC (“Valence”) is pleased to announce our Eastman, GEORGIA location gained multiple approvals from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky rotorcraft business. Valence Eastman is a leading provider of surface treatment for highly engineered products in the aerospace and defense market serving the South-Central region of the United States.

This VST operating location was founded in 2005 and was formerly known as Dynamic Paint Solutions. Valence Eastman has expanded the scope of its operation to over 65,000 square feet, has over 80 employees at the location and is focused on accumulating a full range of aerospace OEM and industry approvals. The Valence Eastman facility is in the Middle of Georgia and has established weekly truck service to Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the entirety of the state of Georgia to ensure that customers receive best in class service and lead-times.

When asked about the renewal process, VST Eastman General Manager Justin Fordham commented, “I am proud of our team and the teamwork put forth by every function from Quality to Facilities. Everyone has answered the call and worked hard to achieve this important OEM approval of our capability. Our Eastman leadership team is committed to the expansion of processing capabilities to ensure service for customers throughout the region.”

The VST Eastman site is part of a national network of processing facilities dedicated to ensuring that OEM compliant metal finishing is available locally for manufacturers of parts for commercial, business and defense aviation, medical and space end markets. Valence will continue to invest to expand capability and approvals in the Southeast Region to support future growth plans.

The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky approvals include:

SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-85582 Primer
SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-23377 Primer
SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-PRF-85285 Topcoat
SS8555/SS8521/ SS8522 MIL-DTL-53039 Topcoat
SS 8483 (AIC) Boric-Sulfuric Acid Anodize
SS8462 (B7) Preparation for bonding of Titanium
SS8482 (PAA) Phosphoric Acid Anodizing
SS8603 (B6) Application of adhesive primer
SS8805 (MT) Magnetic Particle inspection
SS8806 (PT) Fluid Penetrant inspection
SS8486 Chromate Conversion Coating
NAS 410 NDT Qualification
About Valence

Valence Surface Technologies is the largest independent provider of metal finishing to the commercial aviation, defense, space, and medical market verticals, with OEM approved painting, plating, and coating capabilities throughout the United States. Valence is headquartered in Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA and is sponsored by equity investors ATLPartners and BCI; the British Columbia Investment Management Company.


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