Seattle, Washington and The Woodlands, Texas — Valence Surface Technologies (Valence), the world’s largest independent provider of metal processing and finishing services in the aerospace and defense industry, has received Nadcap accreditation for its new state of the art shot peening facility in Everett, Washington located less than a mile from its existing Valence Everett operations (formerly Blue Streak Finishers). The new 10,000-sq.ft. facility is located at the PowderMill Business Center adjacent to the Boeing Everett Factory and has been purpose built to shot peen large aerostructure components up to 30 feet in length matching the capability of the existing Everett special processing facility.
“Valence has worked closely with its customer base in the Pacific Northwest to understand the process requirements for new and existing programs. We’ve invested in adding much-needed capacity for large part shot peening,” explained Matthew Alty, vice president of operations. The plant combines an automated shot peen capability and an integrated digital masking cell specifically designed to streamline the processing of geometrically complex components. By matching large part shot peen capability to its existing 30-foot NDT, chemical processing, and paint lines, Valence now delivers a fully integrated solution to its customers. Alty added, “Instead of sending a part to multiple suppliers, customers can now issue a single purchase order to Valence, reducing lead times, transportation and logistics costs.”
Valence Surface Technologies, with 10 locations, over 530,000sq.-ft. of manufacturing space, over 2,500 unique industry approvals and over 15 million parts processed per year, is the world’s largest independent provider of special processing services to the aerospace and defense industry. The Company provides specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. All Valance sites are Nadcap accredited and offer services including NDT, all types of anodizing, chemfilm, passivate, plating, dry film lube, and painting. Valence brings superior value to its customers through its industry-leading capabilities, approvals and systems and its continuous drive to provide best in class quality, turn times and supply chain partnership.