Metal shop's small parts make big difference in aviation industry

12:22 PM, Feb 4, 2010   |    comments
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The Lakewood shop works tirelessly to make everything from the rollers used in airplane cargo systems to the braces used in fighter pilots' ejection seats.

"At the end of the day, we're probably putting our product on just about every piece of the airplane; big planes to small planes," the company's president, Randy Brodsky said.

While the company's focus is the aerospace industry-working on numerous civilian and military projects-the company has also ventured into other metal work projects.

"We've tried to expand our market a little bit with the economy downturn. We do a little bit of light rail work. We're doing some industrial work," Brodsky explained.

While the recession has meant a decrease in orders, the company's 27,000-square-foot facility remains busy. All day long, dozens of workers sand and finish aluminum parts after they are sculpted by large robotic machines.

"The business started about 20 years ago with one person and not a very big building. It's amazing to see what it has grown to become," Brodsky said.

As the company has grown, it has also strived to be environmentally responsible.

"We try to be as green as possible. We recycle about 300,000 pounds of aluminum every year," Brodsky said.

The company also reuses water used in the manufacturing process.

Primus Metals, Inc. was recently selected as one of the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Every Friday 9NEWS reports about another company, highlighting its success in this difficult economy.
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