BLAIRSVILLE, PA; March 30, 2023 – Valence Surface Technologies LLC (“Valence”) is pleased to announce that our Blairsville, PENNSYLVANIA operating location, Valence Blairsville (also known as H&W Global Industries) has obtained their initial Nadcap approval.
Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment of ‘special processes’. Obtaining Nadcap approvals supports the Valence strategy to increase regional capability, provide redundant capacity and supply chain risk mitigation across our North America locations.
Valence’s Vice President of Quality & Compliance, Simone Murphy-Fickenworth, commented, “The unwavering commitment exhibited by the Blairsville team has been integral in securing our Nadcap accreditation. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our on-site team for their proactive approach, exemplary leadership, and relentless pursuit of growth as we continue to expand our capability!”
This Valence location currently provides surface treatment to a number of U.S. defense platforms and maintains key approvals with strategic Aerospace and Defense prime contractors that include Northrop Grumman, L3 Harris, and Lockheed Martin.
Valence Blairsville provides a wide variety of metal finishing services, including anodizing, electroplating, and industrial painting, specializing in BR-127 bond primer for inhibiting corrosion in demanding environments. Valence has invested in the quality team and infrastructure at the Blairsville location to expand the applicability of coatings technologies to the commercial marketspace via Nadcap certification.
This Pittsburgh metro-area location comprises a 50,000 square foot processing facility, developed though the investment in state-of-the-art metal finishing technologies.
Valence Blairsville currently holds the following approvals for Aerojet Rocketdyne, BAE, General Dynamics, Kongsberg Defense, L3 Harris, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Martin Baker of America, Northrop Grumman, Rafael Aerospace, and SpaceX.
• Paint (MIL-DTL-15090, MIL-DTL-53022, MLI-DTL- 53030, MIL-DTL-53039, MIL-DTL-53072, MIL-PRF-22750, MIL-PRF-23236, MIL-PRF-24635, MIL-PRF-85285, MIL-PRF-85582, MIL-STD-171, MIL-STD-186, MIL-V-173, TT-P-645, TT-P-1757, G604, KVS-200, KVS-202, HS1-1449, HS1-1477, HS1-1617, HS1-1734)
• Dry Film Coatings (MIL-PRF-46010, PS801)
• Conversion Coating (MIL-DTL-5541, MIL-DTL-81706, TT-C-490, STP58-405, KVS-10, PS307)
• Type II & III Anodize (MIL-PRF-8625, PS306, PS309, STP58-208, KVS-23)
Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With eleven 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, medical, energy and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions. www.valencesurfacetech.com
Julie Sims – Director Marketing and Communications
Valence Surface Technologies