Jonal Laboratories has signed a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), to provide non-metallic rubber-based elastomeric parts. These parts will be used for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® engines for the Airbus A320neo aircraft, the F135 engines for the F-35 aircraft, and the company's legacy engine programs.
Under this agreement, Jonal Laboratories will support Pratt & Whitney's scheduled increase in production, which is projected to more than double by the end of the decade. Pratt & Whitney has more than 6,200 orders and commitments, including options for the PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engine family, and is the sole provider of F135 engines for the F-35 aircraft.
"At Jonal Laboratories, we've invested in new equipment in our facility and are ready to support Pratt & Whitney as they increase production well into the future," said Marc Nemeth, president, Jonal Laboratories. "We have been a supplier to Pratt & Whitney for more than 40 years and we are excited to play a role in their future."
"Jonal Laboratories has demonstrated their ability to deliver to our stringent performance and quality requirements," said Dave Emmerling, vice president, Strategic Sourcing. "At Pratt & Whitney, we are proud of our long-standing history of doing business in Connecticut. With more than 90 product suppliers in Connecticut, we are working to ensure the most technically advanced and high-performing suppliers are part of our ramp up."
Jonal Laboratories' facilities in Meriden, Connecticut, encompass nearly 40,000 square feet of Research and Development and manufacturing facilities. The company is a custom manufacturer providing design assistance and supplying a broad range of elastomeric products for the aerospace, military, and industrial markets. Products range from standard O-rings to custom designed complex-molded shapes, fabric-reinforced seals, thin-walled diaphragms, aerodynamic, plate, and platform seals, rubber-to-metal bonding, silicone extrusions, and EMI/RFI shielding products. To learn more visit http://www.jonal.com/.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production and support of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties.