Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association Adds X-R-I Testing to Membership Roster
Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 28, 2008 - The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) has expanded its membership with the addition of X-R-I Testing (Troy, MI), to its network of companies. MAMA is a consortium of experienced Michigan manufacturers dedicated to attracting aerospace business to the state. X-R-I Testing provides nondestructive testing services, including digital and film radiography, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and ultrasonic inspection to the aerospace, automotive and other industries.
According to X-R-I Testing president Scott Thams, "We've served the aerospace industry for more than 65 years and are keenly aware of the fact that they are facing a critical shortage of qualified suppliers for many of the components and assemblies used in today's high performance aircraft. We're delighted to be part of this initiative to fill that need by tapping the capacity, high-tech skills and experience of Michigan's manufacturing base."
With the addition of X-R-I Testing to its member list, MAMA now represents 24 diverse Michigan AS9120, AS9100 and NADCAP certified manufacturers. Capabilities of the combined MAMA companies include CNC machining, heat treating, welding, stamping, hydroforming, plastic injection molding, laser and waterjet cutting, cold, warm and hot forming, NDT inspection, and more. MAMA Vice-President Craig Wolff says he expects membership to ultimately grow to over 50 firms.
The mission of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association is to serve and represent the interests of Michigan's aerospace manufacturing firms with a single, unified voice while providing educational programs and industry research to its members. It also serves to promote the capabilities of the Michigan manufacturing community to the global aerospace industry. MAMA is headquartered at 549 Ottawa Avenue, Suite 307, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Phone: 616-726-6770. Web site: www.michman.org.