05/15/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Now Accepting Nominations for Prestigious Annual Award

Acorn Growth Companies is seeking nominations for the Seeds of Greatness Award, presented annually to recognized Oklahoma-based aerospace and defense industry leaders. Deadline for nomination submission is May 25, 2012.Read more...

04/18/2012
Integrated Composites, Inc. Achieves AS9100 Rev C Certification

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce that Integrated Composites, Inc., has recently completed a BSI Assured Limited audit and earned the AS9100 Rev C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality and cost reduction in the aviation and defense manufacturing industry.Read more...

04/03/2012
Hill AeroSystems Earns AS9100 Rev C Certification

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce that Hill AeroSystems, a member of the AGC Composites Group, has recently completed a BSI Assured Limited audit and earned the AS9100 Rev C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality and cost reduction in the aviation and defense manufacturing industry.Read more...

03/22/2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense announces the addition of Hill AeroSystems Inc. to the AGC Composites Group

AGC Aerospace & Defense is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hill Aerosystems Inc. Hill, established in 1970, is an industry expert in the design and manufacture of complex metal parts and assemblies and will add key structures capabilities to the AGC Composites Group core competencies and supply chain capabilities.Read more...

03/20/2012
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Transaction with The Edgewater Funds

Acorn Growth Companies has announced the creation of a partnership and recapitalization of the company’s investment in the aerospace structures and composites segment. The transaction with The Edgewater Funds, a Chicago-based private equity firm, provides significant equity capital to support Acorn Growth Companies’ aerospace acquisition strategy.Read more...

03/06/2012
AGC Aerospace & Defense Names New Marketing Director

Johnny Lantz has joined AGC Aerospace & Defense, the operating portfolio of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, as the Director of Marketing & Communications. Lantz brings with him more than a decade of proven marketing leadership experience from a number of related sectors. He will take responsibility for developing plans and executing projects and initiatives that support the broader short and long-term marketing strategy in accordance with the executive team’s vision.Read more...

08/24/2011
CAT Appoints Director of Operations

Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, announced the selection of Sean Iverson as Director of Operations. Iverson will oversee all programs, field sites, and personnel engaged in direct support of CAT’s customers around the globe.Read more...

08/11/2011
AGC Appoints New CFO to Composites Group

The AGC Composites Group, a part of AGC Aerospace & Defense, announced the appointment of Troy DePuma as Chief Financial Officer to oversee financial activities for Unitech Composites and Structures as well as Integrated Composites, Inc.Read more...

06/09/2011
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Seeds of Greatness Award Recipients

Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm focused exclusively on aerospace and defense opportunities, announced the winners of its fifth annual Seeds of Greatness award. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce and CASS Polymers were the recipients of the public and private sector awards, respectively.Read more...

05/05/2011
Acorn Growth Companies Accepts Nominations for Seeds of Greatness Award

Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm that invests exclusively on the aerospace and defense industry, is seeking applications for the fifth annual Seeds of Greatness Award.Read more...

04/13/2011
Valair Sees 1900 Fleet Rebounding with Latest Delivery

Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has noted an increase in activity for Hawker Beechcraft 1900D aircraft as evidenced by yet another modification the company completed – this time for a customer in South America.Read more...

04/06/2011
Veracity Detects Early Stages of Aircraft Structural Problems

Veracity Technology Solutions, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has inspected numerous metal and composite aircraft components to detect and monitor the progression of anomalies that could lead to structure failure as in the case of the recent Southwest Airlines aircraft.Read more...

03/02/2011
Industry Veteran Becomes Aerospace Products S.E. President

Aerospace Products S.E (APSE), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, announced the appointment of Jeff Gehring to the position of company president.Read more...

02/15/2011
Acorn Growth Companies Announces Acquisition of Avionics Company

Acorn Growth Companies LC, the aerospace and defense-focused private equity firm, announced that the company is adding the Kirkpatrick Electronics to its portfolio of companies.Read more...