WICHITA, KANSAS MARCH 29, 2022

Valence Wichita (Formerly Chrome Plus International) recently received a comprehensive list of processing approvals to support the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and all its variants. These approvals build off the existing C-130 Hercules approvals Valence Wichita first received from Lockheed Martin back in June 2021 and bring the total unique Process Code approvals number to an impressive thirty-five.

When asked about the significance of these approvals, General Manager Marcus Wagoner stated,“Valence Wichita is excited to further our long history of supporting our military by gaining these important defense approvals through Lockheed Martin. The team has worked hard over the last year to expand our defense approvals to help our customers with fast lead times and best in class quality that they expect.”

Obtaining these new approvals broadens Valence’s strategy to increase capacity, provide redundancy, and supply chain risk mitigation across North America. This further expands Valence’s ability to support all Lockheed Martin programs in the Central United States from their Wichita, KS, and Grove, OK (Formerly Pride Plating) locations.

New Approvals Obtained

OEM Process Process Code Specification Site
Lockheed Martin  Aluminum Pre-Penetrant Etch 148  LMA-PG001 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Cadmium 230A  QQ-P-416 Type I Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Cadmium 230B  QQ-P-416 Type II Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chem Film 210  AMS-C-5541/MIL-DTL-5541, Type I, Class 1A 3 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chem Film 210A  STP 58-405 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chemical & Organic Finishes 240B  LMA-PJ013 Touchup Rqmts for Chemical & Organic Finishes Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chemical & Organic Finishes 240C  LMA-PJ264 Application and Control of Organic Finishes Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chromic Acid Anodize 200A  MIL-A-8625 / MIL-PRF-8625 Type 1 and Type 1B Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chromic Acid Anodize 200H  STP 58-209 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Chromic Acid Anodize 200S  2ZZP00001 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Conductivity of Aluminum 174  ASTM E 1004 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Conductivity Testing 167  LMA-PC009 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Electroless Nickel 234A  MIL-C-26074, Class 1 / (AMS 2404 Class 1 ) Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Electroless Nickel 234B  MIL-C-26074, Class 2 (AMS 2404 Class 2 ) Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection 113  LMA-PC201 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Fuel Tank Coating 242A  MIL-C-27725/AMS-C-27725 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Fuel Tank Coating 242D  STP 59-505 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hard Anodize 200C  MIL-A-8625 / MIL-PRF-8625 Type III Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hard Anodize 200O  STP 58-206 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hardness Conductivity & Tensile Strength 169  DS30005 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hardness Testing 168  LMA-PC009 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hardness Testing Rockwell Method 172  ASTM E 18 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Hardness/Conductivity Inspection 171  AMS 2658 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Penetrant Inspection 110A  MIL-STD-6866/ASTM-E-1417 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Penetrant Inspection 111A  STP53-201/LCP72-1068 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Sulfuric Acid Anodize 200B  MIL-A-8625 Type II Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Sulfuric Acid Anodize 200L  STP 58-208 Wichita, KS
Lockheed Martin  Titanium Pre-Penetrant Etch 148A  LMA-PG001 Wichita, KS

Valence Surface Technologies Wichita
Founded in 1991, Valence Wichita (Chrome Plus International, LLC.) is considered a world leader in aerospace finishing and is valued by its global customers due to its industry-leading capabilities and approvals covering the global aerospace market. Valence Wichita services are available for aluminum, steel, titanium, and chrome materials.

Valence Surface Technologies is an ATL Partners and BCI portfolio company focused on surface treatment technologies, with over ten processing locations across North America. Valence is positioned as the largest independent provider of mission-critical NDT, chemical processing, painting, coating, and plating services to over 2000 customers. Over 1000 Valence employees are deployed every day to ensure that customer expectations for responsiveness, quality, and product delivery are exceeded.