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Jul 22

Brea, CA, – The Kirkhill team is proud to be part of the NASA and Northrop Grumman full-scale static test of a Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster motor at Northrop Grumman’s Promontory, Utah, test facility on July 21. Kirkhill ablative insulation technology lines the inside of the rocket motor case installed on the Full Scale Booster (FSB-1) that protects both the structure, and in the future will protect the astronauts and payloads that will fly on the Artemis rocket to the Moon.

The Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket will carry the Orion Spacecraft.   The Artemis missions will utilize the SLS rocket to send humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo missions.  One of the goals of Artemis is to establish a long term human presence on the Moon’s surface in preparation to travel and colonize Mars.   The SLS was designed and built by Northrup Grumman who Kirkhill has partnered with for decades.  This remarkable technological achievement will produce 8.8 million pounds of thrust and stand 322 feet tall, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty.  The SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever launched.

As a significant supplier of elastomeric products to the Defense and Space industry in the US and internationally, Kirkhill stands as proud contributors to past and present and future space programs. 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.

 

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

10
Jun 22

Brea, CA, – Kirkhill is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Daniels as Vice President of Finance at Kirkhill. Sheila will be responsible for all financial and IT aspects of our business. Sheila joins us from Ducommon where she was most recently a Senior Controller responsible for the financial reporting of five operating facilities. Prior to that she was a Controller at Zodiac Aerospace and also worked as an accounting manager at Curtis Wright. Through this work experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of Finance as she has worked in the full cycle of Accounting, Audit, Cost accounting, forecasting and budget planning. Welcome Sheila! We are excited to have you join our team.

 

 

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

05
May 22

Brea, CA, – Kirkhill, Inc today announced its annual service awards celebrating employees who have achieved a milestone in service.  This years awards are highlighted by Maria Heredia who is celebrating 35 years with Kirkhill!  “We want to thank all of our valued employees and especially congratulate those celebrating a special milestone anniversary with the Kirkhill Family.  Loyal and dedicated employees  are the foundation to the success of the company.” said Kevin McHenry, President of Kirkhill.

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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

23
Mar 22

Brea, CA, – We are going.  The Kirkhill  team is very proud to be part of humanity’s return to the moon via NASA’s Artemis missions.  Kirkhill technology is a key part of the Space Launch System (SLS) Rocket that will carry the Orion Spacecraft.   The Artemis missions will utilize the SLS rocket to send humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo missions.  One of the goals of Artemis is to establish a long term human presence on the Moon’s surface in preparation to travel and colonize Mars.   The SLS was designed and built by Northrup Grumman.  Kirkhill has partnered with Northrop Grumman for decades, supplying ablative insulation which is used in the two solid fuel main boosters on the SLS Rocket.  This remarkable technological achievement will produce 8.8 million pounds of thrust and stand 322 feet tall, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty.  The SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever launched.

As a significant supplier of elastomeric products to the Defense and Space industry in the US and internationally, Kirkhill stands as proud contributors to past and present and future space programs. 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.

 

 

 

 

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

15
Feb 22

February 15, 2022-
We are pleased to announce that Karla Torres has joined our Kirkhill family, as a Senior HR Generalist, effective February 14, 2022. In this role, she will report to Bruno Cuevas, Human Resources Director.

Karla joins us with 6 years of experience. She has a BA degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine. In her most recent role, she was a Senior HR Generalist at American Woodmark where she played a key role in creating an environment of inclusion and open communication. A fun fact about Karla is she once spent 20 days backpacking in Montana!

Please join me in warmly welcoming Karla to our Kirkhill family!

26
Mar 21

Brea, CA, – Kirkhill was excited to welcome Congresswoman Young Kim to our facility on March 23, 2021. Congresswoman Kim represents the 39th Congressional District that includes Brea and neighboring cities. Her Committee Assignments include the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Small Business.

With significant material and product approvals, Kirkhill plays a key role as a supplier of elastomeric products to the Defense and Space industry in the US and internationally. At Kirkhill, we are proud contributors to the space programs and for the support we provide to commercial aircraft and military applications.

After arriving at Kirkhill, Congresswoman Young Kim took a tour of its facility, making stops in our Space Department, where she learned about how our ablative insulation materials are made, and our Defense Department, where we produce specialty low-observable defense products.

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! We were honored to have Congresswoman Kim here to show her the impact her support for Defense and Space has on our Kirkhill family.

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

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Jan 21

At the end of December, Nylon Molding Corporation (NMC) Group Inc. started relocating from their Anaheim location back to Kirkhill in Brea, California. The transition has been supported by many team members and we are happy to report that Brea is now officially the new home of NMC.   On January 6th, 2021, NMC made their first shipment out of the Kirkhill facility!
NMC is a sister company to Kirkhill Inc. under Transdigm. They are a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty fasteners and custom molded products. NMC’s Customer Service & Sales, Quality, Engineering, Shipping/Receiving and Final Inspection is now fully operational at Kirkhill.

For more information about NMC Products, click here or go to the products drop down menu on the www.kirkhill.com website.

 

21
Dec 20

We are seeing a spike in cases after the Thanksgiving break but nothing that will severely
impact our ability to support our shipments to you. We are complying with the latest CAL
OSHA requirements re employee separation and barriers to keep our employees safe. We
do precautionary cleaning when we have pending results and thorough contact tracing in
line with these requirements. To date, we have not had any transmissions traceable back
to our facility.

We will continue to be vigilant and transparent both internally and externally to you, our
customers and ask that you do the same and be safe over this Holiday period. No doubt
we are all probably happy that 2020 is coming to an end so let’s just focus now on making
sure that we protect ourselves and our families by making smart decisions over these
Holidays.

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

21
Dec 20

Brea, CA – Nylon Molding Corporation (NMC) Group Inc. is a sister company to Kirkhill Inc. under Transdigm. They are a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty fasteners and custom molded products. NMC’s Customer Service & Sales, Quality, Engineering, Shipping/Receiving and Final Inspection will be relocating from 1500 N Lakeview Loop, Anaheim, CA 92807 back to Kirkhill, 300 E. Cypress St., Brea, CA 92821 on January 4th, 2021 where they will continue to operate under their current AS9100 certification.

NMC’s EAR99 Production/Manufacturing will not be impacted by this relocation. EAR99 Products will continue to be manufactured in Tijuana, MX at Avenida del Aguila Azteca 19430 Fraccionamiento Baja Maq El Aguila Tijuana, Baja California, 22215, Mexico.

The NMC Group, Inc. will operate from a newly renovated area within Kirkhill as we welcome the NMC employees. After the relocation, NMC will begin to ship its products from Brea, California, USA.  For more information about NMC Products, click here or go to the products drop down menu on the Kirkhill website.

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

 

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