TAMPA, Fla., July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) announced that it has provided critical flow control components for the aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), which is the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier design. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned by the U.S. Navy on July 22, 2017.
Ford’s commissioning marks the accomplishment of years of construction and design and countless hours of hard work. Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR brand and part of the Advanced Flow Solutions Group, and its workforce of 189 dedicated men and women are proud to be part of the industrial base that supplies products and services to Newport News Shipbuilding, the builder of the ship. CIRCOR is one of 18 companies in Florida that provides products and services for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
Rear Admiral Brian Antonio, the Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers, said, “Over the last several years, thousands of people have had a hand in delivering Ford to the Navy -- designing, building and testing the Navy's newest, most capable, most advanced warship. Without a doubt, we would not be here without the hard work and dedication of those from the program office, our engineering teams and those who performed and oversaw construction of this incredible warship."
“CIRCOR is proud of our heritage in being a flow solutions provider for over a century to the US NAVY. With the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, we continue that legacy in ensuring that our Navy has the highest quality products for their critical flow control needs,” said Sumit Mehrotra, President of CIRCOR Advanced Flow Solutions Group.
Last year, the U.S. Navy testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Seapower Subcommittee about the ship noting, “The Ford-class design improves war fighting capability, survivability, operational availability, and quality of life for sailors, while reducing total billets, including ship’s crew and air wing, by nearly 1,200 personnel and decreasing total ownership costs by approximately 4 billion per ship.”
Ford will continue the legacy of air power dominance from the sea as the cornerstone of U.S. military supremacy around the globe.
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About CIRCOR International, Inc.
CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets flow and motion control solutions and other highly engineered products and sub-systems for markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power, process and industrial solutions. CIRCOR has a diversified product portfolio with recognized, market-leading brands that fulfill its customers’ unique application needs. The Company’s strategy is to grow organically and through complementary acquisitions; simplify CIRCOR’s operations; achieve world class operational excellence; and attract and retain top industry talent. For more information, visit the Company’s investor relations website at http://investors.circor.com.
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