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Danielle Connelly

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Making a Life Vest, Checking it Not Twice but 7 Times!

by Danielle Connelly on 29. Jul, 2017 in Aviation

Every day, people depend worldwide on our survival products in the most demanding conditions, from Mach speeds at 30,000 feet to the open seas during hurricanes. That trust begins with our manufacturing process; in our factory, we strictly adhere to AS9100 quality for everything. AS9100 is the quality management standard for the aviation, space, and defense industries, the highest level of quality control approvals. While necessary for some of our products, we voluntarily impose the same quality requirements on all products.

Couple lauds a life-saver

by Danielle Connelly on 20. Jul, 2017 in Life Rafts

*Reprint from The Times--Tuesday, October 17, 1989
Christiane Biamonte

Life Raft stayed afloat for 66 days

HAMILTON -- A Florida couple yesterday told employees of the Switlik Parachute Co. they have a right to be proud of their work. It was a Switlik life raft that supported Miami residents William and Simone Butler for 66 days after their sailboat sank in the Pacific on June 15. They were 30 miles off the coast of Costa Rica when they were rescued by a ship.

Made in America

by Danielle Connelly on 04. Jul, 2017 in Aviation

American manufacturing has been on the decline since the 1970’s and in 2010, China took over as the world’s largest manufacturer. It’s great to see the recent push to bring outsourced production back to the US but for us, that’s something our company has grown up with. As a company that started in 1920, we have never strayed from the tradition of American made.

Trenton Makes the World Takes

by Danielle Connelly on 16. Jun, 2017 in Aviation

The proud saying “Trenton Makes the World Takes”, coined in 1911, summarized Trenton’s manufacturing virtues in a phrase. At the time, and through the 1960s, Trenton was an industrial powerhouse, famous for iron, steel, rubber and pottery. The unique position between New York and Philadelphia allowed for easy transport of finished goods, Trenton was home to Trenton Iron Co., John A. Roebling’s Sons Co., and Trenton Rubber Co.; delivering iron materials for the Capitol Building and Treasury Building, and wire rope for the Brooklyn Bridge, George Washington Bridge, and Golden Gate Bridge. Tire production soared during World War I, leading Trenton to become known as the nation’s tire capital for a short while. This manufacturing heyday led rise to new companies opening in Trenton and attracted European immigrant workers, all which continued to expand the industrial hub.

Decoding Operation Titanic

by Danielle Connelly on 06. Jun, 2017

In the days leading up to D-Day, Allied forces performed a series of operations to confuse Axis command and divert attention from the eventual landing at Normandy. Operation Bodyguard, consisting of smaller strategic campaigns, goal was to lead the Germans to believe the invasion of Europe would be later in various locations, with the primary locations being Pas de Calais and Norway.

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