Barron Industries awarded NADCAP welding certification

Barron Industries (Oxford, Michigan) a global manufacturer of engineered metal components, is now certified for welding by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). Barron performs welding in conformance with the ASME Section IX of the Boiler Code, AWS D17.1, as well as requirements for Ballistic Steel Welding.

“The new welding certification is the latest in a series of improvements and innovations to better serve our new and long-standing aerospace customers,” said President and CEO Bruce Barron. “By investing in our new facilities, upgrading our technology and training our people, we are ready to respond to the increased demand for our safety-critical aerospace components.”

Already NADCAP certified for non-destructive testing, the new welding certification increases Barron’s aerospace investment casting capabilities. Also registered to the AS9100 aerospace quality system, the company has received GE Aviation Certification and was awarded a renewable five-year LTA for cast and machined stainless steel components for the new GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine. The anticipated 20-year contract is valued at $30-$40 million.

In 2019, Barron’s orders for aerospace investment castings increased by 20%, and the company projects an additional 20% growth in the aerospace industry in 2020.