Aerospace

South Carolina selected as site for major aerospace conference

  South Carolina’s emerging presence in the aerospace sector is forcing others to take notice. SpeedNews, a news and information source for aerospace executives around the world, will hold its 4th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference in Charleston May 3-4. The event will focus on key manufacturing aspects…


McNAIR Center Becomes Asset to State’s Aerospace Arena

The McNAIR Center for Aerospace Research & Innovation, a state-of-the-art laboratory and education center at the University of South Carolina, is facilitating South Carolina’s critical move to the center of aerospace- related research and innovation. Officially opening in 2015, the center received funding from businesswomen Darla Moore,…


Aerospace Advances; 2016 and Beyond

Now that 2015 has come to an end, it is a good time to reflect on what has happened in the aerospace cluster over the past year. The momentum South Carolina built this year resulted in a myriad of activities, but there are three areas of advancement…


Could South Carolina Be The Place?

It’s a valid question. It’s not too presumptuous to think. Why not? Could South Carolina be the home to the next supersonic commercial airplane? Perhaps this isn’t on anyone’s radar screen yet. For decades, there has been discussion of a new supersonic commercial airplane. During my Boeing…


Q&A: Paul V. Kumler, P.E, President KTM Solutions, Inc.

Paul V. Kumler has over 30 years engineering and senior management experience. He currently serves as president of KTM Solutions, Inc, a mechanical engineering services company he founded in April 2005. Kumler began his career in 1983 at Cessna Aircraft Company as an environmental systems engineer. He…


South Carolina’s Aerospace Leaders Form Advisory Board

Industry leaders from across South Carolina have come together to form an Advisory Board designed to advance and market the state’s aerospace cluster around the world. Chairman of the Advisory Board and President of Ranger Aerospace, Steve Townes, announced the new Board members and unveiled the cluster’s…


Tebis America to Open Greenville Office

Tebis America, a software company specializing in CAD/CAM systems for design and manufacturing – servicing the tool, die, mold, aerospace, and automotive manufacturing industries, is opening a new office in the Southeast U.S. The new office will support efforts in Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida,…


Boeing Opens Advanced Manufacturing Research Center

Boeing [NYSE: BA] rexently opened its research and technology center in South Carolina, which is devoted to current and next-generation technology development. Boeing leaders joined local dignitaries and employees for a ribbon cutting and tours of the 104,000-square-foot Boeing Research & Technology-South Carolina center, which leads the…


Industry Leaders Provide Thoughts on the SC Aerospace Conference

The  annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference was recently held in Columbia, SC. South Carolina Manufacturing’s editors recently caught-up with industry leaders to get their thoughts on the Aerospace Conference. Steve Townes, SC Aerospace Chairman and CEO of Ranger Aerospace “The conference had a larger attendance than expected! (525…


“Growing Like Carolina Kudzu”- Steve Townes on the SC Aerospace Industry

Steve Townes, Chairman of the industry’s SC Aerospace organization, and CEO of Ranger Aerospace, previews the South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo The South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo is designed to bring leaders from the aviation industry, investment community and government together.  The event highlights the…