08
Sep 20

Brea, CA, – Kirkhill would like to congratulate long-time partner, Northrop Grumman on the successful test firing of its Full Scale Booster (FSB-1) on September 2, 2020.  This is an important milestone for the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Artemis and Orion spacecraft programs as the SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts and supplies to the Moon in a single mission.  The SLS boosters are the largest, most powerful boosters ever built for flight. 

Kirkhill Inc. provides insulating materials that are installed on the Full Scale Booster (FSB-1) that protect both the structure, and in the future will protect the astronauts and payloads that will fly on the Artemis rocket to the Moon.

Kirkhill’s President Kevin McHenry says, “We are proud and humbled to have a 35-year partnership with Northop Grumman. We would like to thank them for the trust they place in us and look forward to an even brighter future together. FSB-1’s successful test firing is a testament to the hard work of Northrop Grumman’s SLS team and Kirkhill is excited to be part of the program.”

For over 100 years, Kirkhill has brought innovative solutions to the space industry and has helped transform air and space travel with our highly-engineered products. Our products have been to outer space and literally to the moon and back!

About Kirkhill, Inc.- Kirkhill is a global leader in high-performance elastomer products headquartered in Brea, CA with 100 years of experience. Kirkhill’s engineered, high-performance elastomer products can be found on commercial, military and business aircraft around the world as well as rockets for space and satellite application. Aerospace OEM’s and subcontractors count on our many decades of experience in developing elastomeric solutions for extreme environmental and safety applications for a wide variety of engine, nacelle, interior and structural aircraft needs. For more information please visit our website at www.kirkhill.com

28
Aug 20

To date, we have had 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 40 current employees and 3 former employees. 39 current employees have returned back to work and we have 1 employee recovering at home. We have not had any more hospitalizations.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact, your sales contact or myself with any questions.

14
Aug 20

To date, we have had 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 38 current employees and 3 former employees. 33 current employees have returned back to work and the remaining 5 are recovering at home. We have not had any more hospitalizations.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact with any questions.

17
Jul 20

To date, we have had 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 33 current employees and one former. 20 current employees have returned back to work and the remaining 13 are recovering at home. We have not had any more hospitalizations.

Kirkhill will be furloughed from July 20th through July 24th. We will not be taking calls or answering emails at this time.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact, your sales contact or myself with any questions.

10
Jul 20

To date, we have had 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 27 current employees and one former. 17 current employees have returned back to work and the remaining 10 are recovering at home.

Please note that Kirkhill will be furloughed from July 20th through July 24th. We will not be taking calls or answering emails at this time.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact, your sales contact or myself with any questions.

02
Jul 20

To date, we have had 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 21 current employees and one former. 14 current employees have returned back to work and the remaining 7 are recovering at home. The affected employees who were hospitalized have stabilized and were released to continue recovering at home.

Please note that Kirkhill will be furloughed from July 20th through July 24th. We will not be taking calls or answering emails at this time.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact, your sales contact or myself with any questions.

19
Jun 20

To date, we have had 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 17 current employees and one former. Twelve current employees have returned back to work and the remaining five are recovering at home. None have required any hospitalization.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service
contact, your sales contact or myself with any questions.

12
Jun 20

To date, we have had 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 current employees and one former. Eleven current employees have returned back to work and the remaining four are recovering at home. None have required any hospitalization.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact.

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May 20

To date, we have had 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11 current employees and one former. Eight current employees have returned back to work and the remaining three are recovering at home. None have required any hospitalization.  We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service or sales contact.

08
May 20

To date, we have had 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 10 current employees and 1 former. Five current employees have returned back to work and the remaining 5 are recovering at home. None have required any hospitalization.

We continue to be consistent with our thermal screening practices as well as mandated use of PPE for anyone entering our facility. We have also set up safety barriers (plexiglass) in a few more departments and are making fast progress to have it set up in all of our departments where employees work closely with one another.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our customers. We also ask that you do the same in return and communicate any change in your demand positions as quickly as possible and in this regard we would like to thank you for the inputs received this week.

If anyone has any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your Kirkhill customer service contact or your sales contact with any questions.

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