Aero Gear, a manufacturer of gearbox assemblies for the global aerospace market, completed a 24,000-square-foot expansion of its Windsor, Conn., facility. The company’s processing is conducted within its climate-controlled, 69,000-square-foot facility and includes gear-processing capabilities such as low-pressure carburizing and hardening heat treatment, nondestructive testing, super finishing and balancing. The expansion included manufacturing space for several new programs.

The new space will accommodate 175 employees and includes a new lobby, conference room and offices. According to Aero Gear, the simultaneous growth of the commercial and military defense industries and their need for assembled gearboxes were the catalyst for increased production. The company makes the power drive gear systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.