50 Largest North American Commercial Heat Treaters-Kittyhawk Inc.
As “The Monty Heat Treat News” works towards our 2023 list of the “50 Largest North American Commercial Heat Treaters” we present to you a company which will be gracing this list for the first time-Kittyhawk Inc., a company which focuses on Hot Isostatic Pressing.
We are also including a press release we posted several years back when the company added their second location in Oregon.
Kittyhawk, Inc. Kittyhawk is another new entry to our list this year and it is a firm which is 100% Hot Isostic Pressing (exactly the same as Pressure Technologies which also joined our list this year). Kittyhawk made our news section earlier this year when they were acquired by Trive Capital, December 30, 2022. “Founded in 1981, Kittyhawk is a leading provider of Hot Isostatic Pressing (“HIP”) services on the West Coast from its locations in Garden Grove, CA and Canby, OR. The Company is trusted by many of the largest aerospace, defense, and space OEMs to increase the performance and safety of their most iconic platforms. HIP is an integral service that improves the strength and metallurgical properties of casted and additively manufactured parts. Kittyhawk specializes in servicing parts for high-temperature, high-pressure, and high cost of failure applications such as rocket and jet engine componentry.” Hot Isostatic Pressing | Kittyhawk (kittyhawkinc.com)
“FEBRUARY 2019, PRESS RELEASE-KITTYHAWK INC:One of the hottest trends in the heat treatment industry in North America in 2019 has been the dramatic growth in Hot Isostatic Pressing. Kittyhawk in California, USA is a long established player in this field who has found the increased demand for this technology warranted a very substantial investment in an additional facility and more equipment.
“Kittyhawk has officially begun providing Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) services at their new facility in Canby, Oregon. In response to increased demand for HIP services in the Pacific Northwest, Kittyhawk expanded from its Southern California location to accommodate continued growth of its customers and to attract new customers from the region. Kittyhawk’s multi-million dollar investment plan included the purchase of a 27,000 sq. ft. facility capable of housing multiple HIP units and the purchase of a state-of-the-art 46×100 HIP unit. The company expects to hire local talent to join the Canby team and will install a second 46×100 unit in early 2020. Kittyhawk was founded in 1981 to provide Hot Isostatic Pressing services to the casting industry. Headquarted in Garden Grove, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles, Kittyhawk operates 6 HIP units and employs over 50 people. The company is dedicated to providing excellent, timely and economical services to its customers. Kittyhawk serves companies from the aerospace, commercial, military, automotive, firearms medical, oil and gas industries. For more information, please contact Brandon Creason at Brandon@kittyhawkinc.com or 714-895-5024.”
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