Curtis Reusser, CEO of Goodrich Aerostructures, has described the company's operations in the past year as being in a "real crunch mode."
"This has been a record for what used to be Rohr," said Reusser, referring to the company and South Bay economic powerhouse that once operated the Chula Vista plant.
Worth an estimated at $5.7 billion, the company, based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest suppliers of aircraft parts to Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed Martin. The Chula Vista plant serves as headquarters for the company's aerostructures division, which manufactures nacelles (covered housings that hold engines, fuel or equipment) and interior products, and offers technical support to its customers. The plant is comprised of more than 2,000 employees.
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