WICHITA, Kan.- Valence Surface Technologies (Valence), the largest independent aerospace and defense product finishing company, has received new Boeing and Bombardier approvals for hardness and conductivity testing at their Wichita facility, formerly known as Chrome Plus International.
Valence Wichita now holds hardness and conductivity approvals for Airbus, Cessna, Spirit, Boeing, and Bombardier. With the addition of these key approvals, Valence continues to execute on its strategy to streamline the aerospace supply chain by providing its customers a single source for the highest quality aerospace and defense product finishing services.
In the Midwest, Valence has the facility in Wichita, Kansas with capability up to 12-foot parts and an additional site in Grove, Oklahoma, with capability up to 26-foot parts and extensive Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman approvals in addition to commercial aerospace approvals.
Across these two Midwest locations, Valence offers a full range of product finishing services including non-destructive testing (NDT), shot peen, chemical processing, plating, honing and grinding, various spray coatings (primer, topcoat, dry lube, etc.) and value-added sub-assembly services. Additionally, Valence offers pick up and drop off services to customers in Wichita and throughout the Midwest including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Arkansas, and more.
Valence Surface Technologies, with 10 locations, over 530,000 sq.-ft. of manufacturing space, over 2,500 unique industry approvals and over 16 million parts processed per year, is the world’s largest independent provider of special processing services to the aerospace and defense industry. The Company provides specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. All Valence sites are Nadcap accredited and offer services including NDT, all types of anodize, chemfilm, passivate, plating, dry film lube, painting and value-added sub-assembly. Valence brings superior value to its customers through its industry-leading capabilities, approvals and systems and its continuous drive to provide best in class quality, turn times and supply chain partnership.