Located in Southern California and Huntsville, Alabama, R&B Machine is a leading fabrication services provider of close tolerance, high reliability satellite and space system components for NASA, commercial and military aircraft and various other aerospace customers. R&B began operations in 1997 and has developed an outstanding reputation among the largest, most sophisticated aerospace companies for its ability to deliver complex, high quality components under demanding delivery schedules. Its customers include ATK, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital Sciences, among others. R&B is one of just several fabrication services providers in the United States that maintains the ISO9001;2000 and AS9100 Rev. B certifications, which are the aerospace industry’s highest levels of certification. R&B has expertise with advanced materials such as aircraft alloys, Titanium, MP-35 and A-286, Inconel, Invar and Kovar.
LatheWorx is a leading provider of metal fabrication services including CNC turning and milling, welding and assembly services to OEMs and suppliers in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy and Industrial sectors. LatheWorx is led by a team with decades of experience in providing critical solutions for its customers’ most demanding design and manufacturing challenges. With its strong customer base and outstanding engineering and machining capabilities, LatheWorx was integrated into R&B Machine. The combined organization provides its customers with an expanded service offering that includes lathe, EDM, CNC milling, welding and assembly services.
Friedrich Tool and Manufacturing is a 35 year old manufacturer of high quality, precision components for the aerospace, healthcare and general industrial sectors. Friedrich enjoys decades long relationships with leading, multi-national customers. Friedrich Tool was integrated into the R&B Machine platform and further enhances R&B’s regional footprint and ability to service its Fortune 500 customer base.
Located in Enterprise, Alabama, Arista is a Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) approved company that specializes in the rebuild, upgrade and recertification of helicopter airframes and avionics. Arista improves the helicopters’ capability and reliability while lowering operating costs and extending aircraft service life for customers that include the U.S. government, defense sub-contractors, foreign countries (“Friends of the U.S.”), state fleets and corporate customers worldwide. Arista also sells new and refurbished spare parts for a variety of rotary aircraft. The company was awarded a 5 year $125MM Department of State Depot contract.
ATF is a NADCAP certified provider of complex metal finishing services to leading OEMs and their key suppliers of metallic and composite components. Metal finishing is necessary to prevent corrosion, enhance lubricity and maintain the structural integrity of the material in a variety of high stress environments. ATF provides complex processes such as anodizing, passivation, electroless nickel, and chem-film. ATF provides metal finishing services for flight critical components for leading Aerospace companies including Lockheed Martin, Spacex, General Dynamics, Raytheon.
Located in Kankakee, IL, Midwest Transit Equipment is one the largest distributors of transportation vehicles in the United States with operating locations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri. The company offers a full range of transportation related products including new and used school buses, limo buses, tour/charter buses, childcare buses, college/university buses, wheelchair vans, senior living, mobility vehicles and activity buses.
Midwest Transit also offers its customers a full suite of service and maintenance capabilities. The company is the largest distributor for IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar, as well as Collins School Bus, Starcraft School and Commercial Bus, Eldorado Bus, Elkhart Coach, Braun Corporation, Berkshire Coach and MV1.