HEXCEL

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Hexcel Cor­po­ra­tion is a lead­ing pro­ducer of car­bon fiber re­in­force­ments and resin sys­tems, and the world leader in honeycomb man­u­fac­tur­ing for the com­mer­cial aero­space industry. Hexcel be­gan in 1946 in the San Fran­cisco Bay area and was first known as Cal­i­for­nia Re­in­forced Plas­tics. Hexcel’s first man­age­ment team, Roger Steele, Bud Hughes, Paul V. Am­men, Ken Hol­land and Ed Rule pos­sessed a well-matched and di­ver­si­fied set of tal­ents. Steele fur­nished the vi­sion­ary spirit and the un­re­lent­ing con­vic­tion that “honeycomb was and is the most ef­fi­cient struc­ture that man will ever achieve.” We are the strength within hun­dreds of prod­ucts of­fered across the globe in mar­kets in­clud­ing aero­space, au­to­mo­tive and wind energy. Hexcel’s first con­tract was to de­velop ma­te­ri­als, meth­ods, and equip­ment for mak­ing honeycomb for radomes on mil­i­tary air­craft. In 1969, even be­fore Neil Arm­strong, Hexcel ma­te­ri­als made the first foot­prints on the moon. The foot­pads on the Apollo 11 lu­nar land­ing mod­ule con­sisted of a crush­able honeycomb foil made by Hexcel. Hexcel Pottsville is one of nine­teen Hexcel man­u­fac­tur­ing sites world­wide, and they man­u­fac­ture struc­tural honeycomb com­po­nents for aero­space cus­tomers through­out the United States, Europe and Asia in sup­port of both com­mer­cial and de­fense mar­kets. Hexcel pur­chased a 66,000-square-foot fa­cil­ity in the Saint Clair In­dus­trial Park in July, 1980 and be­gan ship­ping prod­uct to East Coast cus­tomers in the fall of the same year. Since that time, the Pottsville fa­cil­ity has grown to 175,000 square feet, in­clud­ing a 20,000-square-foot ex­pan­sion com­pleted in 2016.

Hexcel Pottsville is proud to sup­port an ar­ray of mil­i­tary pro­grams in­clud­ing the F/A-18 Su­per Hor­net, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, V-22 Os­prey, Black­hawk, Apache, Co­bra and Chi­nook He­li­copters. Jet En­gine man­u­fac­tures, such as Gen­eral Elec­tric and Pratt & Whit­ney, uti­lize Hexcel ma­te­ri­als. Hexcel man­u­fac­tured parts are fly­ing on nu­mer­ous com­mer­cial air­craft in­clud­ing the Air­bus A320, Boe­ing 777, 747-8 Jumbo Jet and the 787 Dream­liner. Hexcel is a tech­nol­ogy driven com­pany valu­ing Re­spon­si­bil­ity, Ac­count­abil­ity, In­no­va­tion, and One Hexcel. When Hexcel says it is “The Strength Within,” it not only refers to the struc­tural na­ture of many of our prod­ucts, but also of the strength Hexcel gains from its em­ploy­ees. The Pottsville fa­cil­ity em­ploys ap­prox­i­mately 300 of more than 6,100 world­wide mem­bers of the Hexcel fam­ily. Hexcel Pottsville’s ded­i­cated and tal­ented team of em­ploy­ees are en­gaged in a broad range of ca­reers in­clud­ing pro­duc­tion, ship­ping & re­ceiv­ing, su­per­vi­sion, en­gi­neer­ing, CNC pro­gram­ming, qual­ity con­trol, safety & environmental, plan­ning and pur­chas­ing, in­ven­tory con­trol, fa­cil­i­ties main­te­nance, tool fab­ri­ca­tion, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, cus­tomer ser­vice, ac­count­ing, sales and mar­ket­ing, ad­min­is­tra­tion and hu­man re­sources. The Pottsville fa­cil­ity has grown and flour­ished over the past 37 years of op­er­a­tion in Schuylkill County and greatly ap­pre­ci­ates the sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, sup­pli­ers and cus­tomers. Hexcel would like to rec­og­nize and sin­cerely thank their em­ploy­ees for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion. Their com­mit­ment to safety, qual­ity and “One Hexcel” is un­matched. Our em­ploy­ees are our great­est as­set – Our Strength Within.

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