Valence Everett Receives F-16 Approvals from Lockheed Martin

by | Nov 16, 2022

Valence Surface Technologies Everett operation received an extensive list of process approvals to support Lockheed Martin’s F-16 military aircraft program.

Everett, WA, November 16, 2022 – Valence Surface Technologies (VST) Everett, Washington (Formerly Blue Streak Finishers) recently received several new processing approvals to support the F-16 military aircraft program. VST is a committed partner to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (NYSE: LMT) for current production programs that include the F-16, F-35, C-130 and various Sikorsky Rotorcraft programs.

Obtaining these new approvals supports the Valence strategy to increase regional capability, provide redundant capacity and supply chain risk mitigation across our North America locations.

When asked about the significance of these approvals, VST Pacific Northwest General Manager Dan Hawkins commented, “The team is excited to expand our support of the defense industry, and this strengthens Valence’s capabilities in the growing and dynamic aerostructures market.”

VST Everett, founded in 1981, is a leader in large part processing with the ability to deploy NDT, shot peen, chemical processing, and painting for parts up to 30 feet in length. Having earned NADCAP merit status, Valence Everett offers a full suite of services for most material types with major primes such as Boeing, Gulfstream, Cessna, United Technologies, and Lockheed Martin.

New Approvals Obtained:

  • (242B) FPS-1004 Fuel Tank Coating
  • (161) NDTS-1500 / NDTS-1502 / ASTM E1004 Conductivity Testing
  • (110B) NDTS-1101 Penetrant Inspection
  • (110C1) NDTS-1101 Pre-penetrant Etch of Aluminum
  • (200T/200V) FPS-3090 Thin Film Sulfuric
About Valence

Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 12 locations and over 4,500 unique industry approvals, Valence processes more than one million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valence sites provide specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions.


Julie Sims – Director of Marketing and Communications, Valence Surface Technologies


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