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January 20, 2014
HITCO selects Plataine software - HITCO Carbon Composites will use Plataine's Total Production Optimizer software to improve manufacturing efficiencies and throughput.

HITCO Carbon Composites (Gardena, California), a subsidiary of SGL Group – the Carbon Company, and Plataine Technologies Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) have announced HITCO’s selection of Plataine’s Total Production Optimizer (TPO) trademarked FabricOptimizer software solution to improve its manufacturing efficiencies through increased material yields and manufacturing throughput at HITCO’s Gardena plant.more...more...

January 17, 2014

HITCO Receives Award for Outstanding Quality and Delivery Performance from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Arkadelphia, Arkansas, January 17, 2014. HITCO Carbon Composites – a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company announced today that it received the 2012 Supplier Award for Outstanding Quality and Delivery performance from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for its manufacture of insulation blankets for the Predator® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). This award distinguishes excellence in supplier performance as exhibited by the HITCO employees, who contributed to a notable 100% quality and 100% on-time delivery performance during the calendar year 2012. more...more...

July 31, 2013
HITCO Receives Excellence Award in Manufacturing Technology Achievement

Los Angeles, California, July 31, 2013. HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company announced today that it received the 2013 Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award from a composites industry leadership group "The Composites Consortium" (TCC) for its work in large scale composite structures for U.S. heavy lift launch vehicles. The award recognizes excellence in advanced manufacturing technology for composite materials.
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July 11, 2012
HITCO Carbon Composites Executes Contract with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 777 Empennage Rib Chords

Los Angeles, California, July 11, 2012. HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company announced today that it was awarded a contract with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for 777 Empennage Rib Chords.
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July 9, 2012
HITCO Receives Excellence Award in Manufacturing Technology Achievement

Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 2012. HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company announced today that it received the 2011 Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award from a composites industry leadership group “The Composites Consortium” (TCC) for its work in processing leading edge advanced composite materials. The award recognizes excellence in advanced manufacturing technology for composite materials.
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May 21, 2012
SAMPE Recognizes Dr. Leslie Cohen as winner of the George Lubin Memorial Award

Los Angeles, California, May 21, 2012. HITCO Carbon Composites, a subsidiary of SGL Group – the Carbon Company, announced today that SAMPE (Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) has recognized Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen, Senior Vice President of New Business Development and Strategic Technology with HITCO Carbon Composites, as the latest beneficiary of the George Lubin Memorial
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November 29, 2011
HITCO Receives Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award

Los Angeles, 29 November 2011 - HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc, a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Company, announced that it is the recipient of the 2011 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award for its work on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. The award was presented to a team of organizations by the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Panel under the direction of the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
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November 11, 2011
SAMPE Announce Winner of George Lubin Award

SAMPE has announced Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen, Senior Vice President of New Business Development and Strategic Technology with HITCO Carbon Composites as the newest recipient of the SAMPE George Lubin Award.
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June 27, 2011
HITCO Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

HITCO Carbon Composites, Gardena, California, a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Company - announced today that it has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.
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July 27, 2010
HITCO Receives Contract for Non-Autoclave Composites Manufacturing

HITCO will fabricate three large non-autoclave composite spars using prepreg composite materials supplied by Cytec Engineered Materials.
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April 12, 2010
SAMPE Keynote: Composites Automation Evolving Necessity

Dr. Leslie Cohen, Vice President at HITCO Carbon Composites Inc., made the keynote speech to launch the 2010 SAMPE Europe Conference in Paris on April 12, one day ahead of the JEC Composites show.more...

April 10, 2010
Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen's SAMPE Key Address Presentation at the 31st International European Conference
The Aerostructure Transformation to Automation - The Journey and Technology.
For a PDF copy of Dr. Cohen's presentation, click here.

January 11, 2010
Lockeed Martin Awards HITCO to Produce Composite Components for F-35 Lightning II Program 

Los Angeles / Wiesbaden, January 11, 2010. HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company – announced today that Lockheed Martin has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to award HITCO a contract to produce wing skins and nacelle skins for the F-35 Lightning II Program.moremore... 

December 1, 2009
Spirit AeroSystems Selects HITCO to Manufacture Composite Beams for Boeing 787

Los Angeles, California / Wiesbaden, Germany – December 1, 2009 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), Gardena, CA, U.S.A, a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group - The Carbon Group - announced today that it has signed a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, Kansas, to supply carbon fiber reinforced composite beam components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. more... 

June 15, 2009
HITCO Wins Silver Performance Award From Boeing 

Los Angeles, California – 6/15/2009 – HITCO Carbon Composites Inc. (Gardena, Calif., USA), a subsidiary of SGL Group - The Carbon Co. (Wiesbaden, Germany), announced on June 15 that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.) issues the award annually to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance. HITCO maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.more... 

February 17, 2009
Lockheed Martin Selects HITCO to Produce Components for F-35 Lightning II Program
Los Angeles, February 17, 2009 -
HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company – announced today that Lockheed Martin has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) selecting HITCO to manufacture wing skins and other components for the F-35 Lightning II program.
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January 26, 2009
HITCO Enter Long-Term Strategic Agreement with Denel Saab for Composite Components Manufacturing
Los Angeles, January 26, 2009 -
HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., Gardena, California, U.S.A., a subsidiary of SGL Group – The Carbon Company – announced today it has entered into a long-term strategic agreement with Denel Saab Aerostructures Ltd., a subsidiary of South African and Swedish aerospace manufacturers to collaborate in composite components manufacturing for the Embraer C-390 Military Transport Aircraft.
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May 27, 2008
HITCO to Supply Composite Components to Alenia Aeronautica for BOEING 787 “Dreamliner” Program
Los Angeles / Wiesbaden, May 27, 2008. HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc., California/USA, a subsidiary of the SGL Group – The Carbon Company – announced today that it has signed a Long Term Agreement with Alenia Aeronautica, S.p.A., a Finmeccanica Company, to supply the Trailing Edge Components for the Boeing 787 Horizontal Stabilizer.
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April 22, 2008
Boeing Names HITCO - Supplier of the Year 2007 - Structures Commodity Category
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 22, 2008 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Group, announced today that The Boeing Company has awarded HITCO its Supplier of the Year Award in the Structures Commodity Category.  Boeing formally presented its 2007 Supplier of The Year Awards at the annual ceremony held in San Diego on April 17, 2008.
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January 16, 2008
Two New Equipment Purchases Advance HITCO Capital Expenditure Plan
LOS ANGELES, CA – January 16, 2008 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Group, announced today that it has ordered a Bertsche P5-Milling machine designed for high speed, automated performance in a demand-driven manufacturing environment. In November 2007, HITCO placed an order for a second Cincinnati Charger™ Automated Tape Lay-Up Machine (ATL) equipped with a state-of-the-art, contour tape head.
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December 3-5, 2007
Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen's CARBON 2007 Presentation in Washington D.C.
Commercial Aviation, Defense and Aerospace Applications - Observations and Thoughts On Staying in Business.
For a PDF copy of Dr. Cohen's presentation, click here.

November 28, 2007
Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen's SAMPE-Jisse 10 Presentation in Japan
Design For Affordability
For a PDF copy of Dr. Cohen's presentation, click here.

 

November 27, 2007
Pratt & Whitney, Canada Awards HITCO Contract to Build Duct for Boeing 747
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 27, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Company, announced today, the signing of a long-term contract to build for Pratt & Whitney, Canada, PW 901 A plenum ducts to be used on Boeing’s 747 wide-body airliner.  This component is comprised of three main composite duct pieces that make up the APU engine cover.  
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November 27, 2007
Boeing Contracts HITCO to Machine Wing Spoiler Beams on 747 Aircraft
LOS ANGELES, CA –November 27, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Company, announced today that it will machine wing spoiler beams for the Boeing Company’s 747 wide body airliner.  HITCO will supply these components to Boeing’s Salt Lake City, Utah location. 
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September 24, 2007
HITCO to Build Additional C-17 Tailcones and Vapor Barriers for Boeing
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 24, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC (HITCO), a subsidiary of the German based SGL Group, The Carbon Company, announced today that The Boeing Company has contracted with HITCO to build an additional 22 ship sets of tailcones and large vapor barriers for the C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft.  
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August 20/27, 2007
Formulas That Work - Article in Aviation Week & Space Technology

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 20/27, 2007  –  HITCO Carbon Composites, Inc. ranks number three in this year's list of "Where A&D Professionals Want To Work" for the professional development and valuing the individual categories.
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August 6, 2007
HITCO to Produce Composite Floor Beams for Boeing 787 "Dreamliner"
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 6, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC. (HITCO), a subsidiary of Germany-based SGL GROUP, The Carbon Company (NYSE: SGG), has entered into a long-term contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., to become a supplier of composite floor beams for an aircraft fuselage section of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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June 18, 2007
SGL Group Subsidiary HITCO invests in Automated Fiber Placement System
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 18, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC. (HITCO), a subsidiary of Germany-based SGL GROUP, The Carbon Company (NYSE: SGG), is pleased to announce its purchase of a Viper 6000 Fiber Placement System (AFP) manufactured by Cincinnati Machine.
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April 23, 2007
HITCO Adds Automated Tape Layup Machine to Enhance Mfg. Capability
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 23, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC. (HITCO), a subsidiary of Germany-based SGL GROUP, The Carbon Company (NYSE: SGG), is pleased to announce its purchase of a Cincinnati Machine CHARGERTM Automated Tape Layer (ATL) equipped with a new state-of-the-art contour tape head.
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March 29, 2007
Edward G. Carson Named Chief Operating Officer of HITCO
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 29, 2007 – HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC. (HITCO), a subsidiary of Germany-based SGL GROUP, The Carbon Company (NYSE: SGG), announced today that Ex-Boeing senior manager Edward G. Carson will assume the duties of Chief Operating Officer with operational oversight of HITCO’s growing  Structures Division.
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March 13, 2007
HITCO Receives Gold Rating from Boeing
Wiesbaden(Germany) / Los Angeles (USA), March 13, 2007. The SGL Group announced today that its U.S. based HITCO Carbon Composites subsidiary has received Gold level Preferred Supplier Certification from The Boeing Company. The prestigious and Boeing’s highest supplier rating was achieved based upon 100% quality and delivery performance during the past year.
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