Kansas City, Missouri. September 1st, 2021; Orizon Aerostructures, LLC announced its acquisition of Sharp Edge, LLC and all related entities (Sharp Edge), a contract programming company located in Wichita, KS.
Sharp Edge was founded in 2012 by owners James and Jenny Gordon as a contract programming company that features solutions using the latest technology and advanced machining methods. Their services include CNC programming, tooling design, Catia 3D modeling, process documentation, CMM programming, and consulting services used to implement process templates, tool libraries, feed & speed data, and Lean Manufacturing.
“This programming team led by James and Jenny Gordon will be an excellent addition to Orizon,” said Charlie Newell, CEO for Orizon. “Sharp Edge is well known in the aerostructures sector as one of the most talented groups of programming contractors in our industry. Their expertise and capacity will continue to serve our industry for years to come.”
Sharp Edge currently employs twenty-eight associates who are focused on programming for 3, 4, and 5-Axis CNC machines that support large aerospace OEM’s companies such as Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Saab, and several top Tier I and Tier II suppliers in Wichita, KS and California.
“We are excited to join the Orizon Aerostructures team,” said James Gordon, Co-Founder and General Manager for Sharp Edge. “This combination/partnership will allow us to work one on one with the machining centers designing customized programs and continue our year over year growth to meet the customer’s needs.”
About Orizon Aerostructures
Orizon manufactures large complex structural components, provides metal finish processing, and fabricates major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, defense, space, and general aviation industries. The company’s investments in digitized systems/software, proprietary engineering/ programming techniques, advanced machine tools, and automated assembly technologies provides affordable solutions for the largest Aerospace and Defense manufacturers in the world. Orizon is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with HUBZone Certified facilities in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
More information can be found at the company’s website: www.orizonaero.com