Articles by SCMFG/Staff


Think you don’t need a professional engineering (PE) license in aerospace?

Guess again and fly higher I’m asked often by recent engineering graduates if they should pursue a professional engineering (PE) registration.  Most of the questions come from graduates entering the aerospace field. When I was beginning my engineering career, I wrestled with the same question. The process…



Trade Missions; Multitool to International Development

“Trade missions like this (Trade Winds 2016) allow for US Manufacturers like us to develop international contacts and leads while building good working alliances.” – Sun Surveillance, Spartanburg SC Have you ever asked yourself, “what are these “trade missions” I keep hearing about? What would I get…





Roads? Where We’re going, we don’t need roads

The Future of Aerospace I admit it, I am a Trekkie. Yeah, Star Wars was OK, but I always preferred the original Star Trek.  Watching this show in my younger years, combined with seeing nearly every single NASA rocket launch and the first moon landing triggered my…


The Small Business Eco-System

An aerospace retrospective with KTM Solution’s Paul Kumler I recently attended an SC Aerospace Advisory Board meeting where a preliminary supply chain study report was presented. The report was generated to understand the impact of the aerospace supply chain in South Carolina. I found one statistic particularly…


Bridge Building; How South Carolina will remain a storefront to the world

Walking under the trees along Main Street in Greenville and into the sun again down near the Poinsett Hotel and City Hall, one could close their eyes and transport themselves to stations around the world. The digital storefront and globalization of commerce has positioned South Carolina as…