A History of Innovation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has the most renowned legacy in the aerospace industry with more than 90 years of growth. In 1929, Curtiss-Wright was formed by the merger of companies founded by Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation, and the Wright brothers, renowned for history’s first flight. These technological pioneers ushered in the era of aviation and their trailblazing spirit made history. Curtiss-Wright has changed dramatically over the past eight decades, and continues to transform itself to be at the forefront of the markets that we serve.

Today, Curtiss-Wright is an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company and remains a technology leader through this legacy of innovation. We maintain an extensive offering of critical products and services that were either developed internally or joined through strategic acquisitions. Our structure drives the focus upon our diversified end markets through three well-balanced segments – Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy – where we remain focused on advanced technologies for high performance platforms and critical applications. Furthermore, our technologies provide increased safety, reliability, and performance in the most demanding environments, serving numerous customers across a multitude of industries.

Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright.

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies ("CWST") is the group name for the collective technical services provided by Metal Improvement Company ("MIC") and its affiliate companies including IMR Test Labs as well as:

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies is a leading provider of outsourced high technology services (‘Special Processes”) on critical components from aerospace, automotive, power generation, chemical processing and specialty industrial markets.

Through a network of over 70 facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, we provide:

  • Shot Peening
  • Laser Peening
  • Shot Peen Forming
  • Engineered Coatings
  • Materials Testing

The services that we offer are designed to enhance the performance and extend the life of critical components operating in demanding environments. Learn more by visiting www.cwst.com.

In 2014, we transitioned to a new segment structure under the "One Curtiss-Wright" vision, realigning our business to an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company. We are concentrating on growing steadily by leveraging the critical mass and powerful suite of capabilities we built over the past decade, while driving operational excellence and financial discipline to achieve top quartile performance as compared to our peer group. While we currently enjoy leading positions in several of our served key markets, our goal is to be #1 or #2 in all our key end markets, to be the trusted “go to” company in solving the most difficult engineering problems within specific specialties or solutions. The result is a more strategically aligned Curtiss-Wright that is now comprised of Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy segments.

We continually focus on maintaining solid relationships with our customers, building on our competitive positions and creating market leadership through our technology investment. In this new structure, we will better utilize our scale while also providing for enhanced customer interaction. These strategies will continue to support our growth and generate margin expansion opportunities.

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