Friday, December 23, 2011

12 Days of Manufacturing: Day 1

Twelve Days of Christmas is both a song and a way to beat the drum about gifts leading up to a memorable day of the year for gift giving.

So, why not 12 days of manufacturing with an upbeat way to beat the drum for the fact that manufacturing is alive in Licking County? Manufacturing has been giving gifts to the Licking County economy for decades.

Follow my @RickPlatt Twitter feed every day at 8:05am EST to learn more about one more manufacturer with a presence in Licking County.

More than advanced manufacturing, these 12 have innovation, product development, and one-of-kind capabilities common among them.

Licking County's manufacturing diversity gets spotlighted too with aluminum, steel, quartz, corrugated, machinery, pine tree extracts, gyroscopes, bus axles, fiberglass, polyurethane, LED lighting, and RF antennas among the products.

Day 1: RF Antennae
Yesterday, I tweeted about Boeing.
Boeing took over privatized Air Force work in 1996 remanufacturing inertial guidance systems for aircraft and missile systems.  Ten years later, the manufacture of RF antennae for the international AWACS fleet was added to the product mix.  Now, five years later, Boeing is in production of next generation antennae systems for U.S. and allied countries.

A one-of-a-kind anechoic chamber gives the Heath facility a unique capability to test and calibrate the antennae systems.

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