MSB Aerospace celebrates one year in Savannah
By Wings Staff
MSB Aerospace LLC, the US-based division of Montreal-headquartered precision engineering business MSB Design, is celebrating the first year of production at its Savannah, Georgia, facility. Opened late in 2017 to better serve the U.S. market, the facility has ramped up to manufacture customized, precision-engineered products for the business aviation sector.
By Wings Staff
To date, the operation has produced a variety of bespoke crystal, china and flatware stowage inserts (CCF), more than 50 single and dual pedestal hi-lo tables, personal device holders, and a collection of MSB’s innovative up-lit glass holders.
When production began in Savannah, MSB Aerospace LLC employed nine people. Today the staff numbers 22 with more recruits anticipated to join in the next six months. The 10,000-square-foot production unit is expected to produce up to 30 per cent of MSB’s total North American output this year, and the company is eyeing 60,000 square feet for further expansion.
“Clients are very happy that we’ve established a U.S.-based manufacturing presence. It allows us to better manage product costs as materials are sourced in the U.S., so we save the expense, and risk, of moving materials across borders,” said Shannon Gill, managing director, MSB Aerospace.
The first inserts and tables came off the line in January 2018 with delivery to the new production unit’s first customer, Gulfstream. Subsequent products were destined for a mix of completion centres including L3, OEMs and private owners based throughout the United States. The company states it began 2019 with orders to supply products to six new clients with delivery occurring this year.