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AIT Launches Advanced Integrated Tooling Solutions In Michigan

AIT LAUNCHES NEW TOOLING SUBSIDIARY, ADVANCED INTEGRATED TOOLING SOLUTIONS
Manufacturing capabilities strengthened with facility expansion in Michigan

PLANO, TX, - February 26, 2010 - Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), a leading industrial automation and tooling company delivering fully integrated plant floor systems to the aerospace industry, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the opening of its new subsidiary, Advanced Integrated Tooling Solutions (AITS) in Chesterfield Township, Michigan.

At the new 312,000 square foot facility, AITS will deliver a broad range of custom equipment, machines and tooling used in the manufacture and assembly of commercial, business and military aircraft in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, AITS will provide design services as well as high-precision fabrication, machining and assembly to also serve emerging high-technology tooling needs in other industries that are aligned with the company’s core competencies.

This AIT venture combined with its existing 65,000 square foot operations in Vancouver, British Columbia, results in a robust manufacturing platform for a variety of aerospace automation systems and tooling.

“AIT has primarily been known as an automation company,” said AIT President Ed Chalupa, “and we’ve been very successful for almost 20 years. After listening to those customers that rely on our expertise, we knew the time was right to strategically expand our internal offerings to include significantly greater capacity and augment our tooling capability.”

“We are excited to be able to deliver increased capabilities to meet our customers’ demands,” said Jeff Hutton, newly appointed president of AITS. “From bond molds to assembly jigs and more, AITS is able to provide the highest quality equipment and tooling to support our substantial new business.”

Recent contract wins for AIT tooling and equipment include such programs as Airbus A350, Spirit AeroSystems A350, Bombardier Learjet 85, Bombardier CSeries, Embraer 170/190 and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The AITS facility is located at 29700 Commerce Boulevard, Chesterfield Township, MI 48051.

About AIT

About AIT Founded in 1992, AIT is a leading industrial automation company delivering fully integrated plant floor systems to the aerospace industry. We design, engineer, manufacture, and install machines and systems for the automated assembly of aerospace structures, including fuselage, wings, and empennage. Relying on the strength of our diverse team of engineering professionals, AIT has a leading position as the predominant integrator and prime contractor to the world’s foremost aerospace companies, with hundreds of systems installed worldwide.

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