Composite tooling specialist Ascent Aerospace has added 42,000 ft2 of office and manufacturing space to its Michigan, USA, plant.

The location will be the US base of operations for Ascent's integration business, focused on designing and managing the production of turnkey assembly lines for aerostructures.

‘The new site will support an expanding team and will allow co-location of the program management, systems engineering, aftermarket support and global supply chain resources,’ the company said in a press release.

Manufacturing space will be shared with an adjacent Ascent facility, Global Tooling Systems, for a combined 200,000 ft2. A 40,000 ft2 high bay space will be used for the manufacture and testing of large automated assembly lines. Ascent will continue to utilize the remaining manufacturing space for production of assembly fixtures, trim and drill fixtures, and work platforms.

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