Aerospace Integration Corp
""With 15 years in the defense industry, I knew I had the right experience and entrepreneurial spirit needed to launch a business model that played to my strengths, in order to meet the needs of an underserved target market. With the support of SBDC professionals and advisors, I am realizing my dream for Aerospace Integration Corporation.""
Aerospace Integration Corporation (AIC) is a minority-owned, SBA 8(a) certified small disadvantaged business. AIC provides cost-effective aircraft systems engineering (design, integration and test), light electro-mechanical manufacturing, and technical support services to commercial, conventional military and the military's Special Operations Forces (SOF). Our customers include the Air Force Special Operations Command, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. AIC is a rising star in NW Florida. In its first three operating years AIC has grown to over 80 employees, located at more than six sites across the United States. Corporate revenues have grown more than 300% per year. Recently, AIC was awarded a $3M contract to provide professional engineering services and research support to the U.S. Army. This line of business is in concert with the corporate strategic vision aimed at supporting new defense technologies. Additionally, the corporate vision includes the designing and building of a hanger in Crestview, Florida to add to AIC's capabilities. The key to the AIC success is the delivery of a rapid technical response. Historically, the AIC technical response has met and often exceeded the customer's requirements. Possessing a workforce with great depth, AIC specialists deliver turnkey solutions to our customers. Our core capabilities, supporting this approach, include program management, engineering analysis, avionics system integration, system testing, data acquisition, technical documentation, computer-aided drafting, and production assembly. AIC has been an SBDC client since 1998. Early in the company's growth, the SBDC provided tremendous support in the development of our initial business plan and strategy. The SBDC has been an integral partner in supporting our business efforts in many areas including: � Providing quarterly base reviews and insight/advice on our continued growth � Provided technical support in the development of our Small Disadvantage Business and 8(a) certification documentation � Provided access to the PTAC Library and other source information � Provided complete financial performance analysis and addressed considerations relating to company value AIC's dramatic growth and success is a direct reflection of continued SBDC contributions.