02 June 2002
02 June 2002
Boeing and Hitco Carbon Composites will celebrate Hitco's delivery of the 100th large composite tailcone structure for the C-17 Globemaster III transport plane to Boeing at ceremonies to be held at the 26 acre Hitco facility in Gardena, on May 30th.
""We at Hitco are proud to participate in the C-17 program by producing the large composite tailcone structure of the airplane for Boeing,"" said Paul Pendorf, President of Hitco. ""Receiving this award validates our continuing long-term position as a 'key supplier' to Boeing for this and other aircraft structures that we produce for them,"" he continued. ""We are proud of our 80 years in the Los Angeles area as a leading manufacturer of advanced composite materials for defense, aerospace and industrial applications.""
Hitco Carbon Composites, Inc. manufactures advanced composite materials for defense, aerospace and industrial applications.
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