Boeing Co. recently awarded a five-year contract to HBD/Thermoid Inc. for custom-designed environmental aviation ducting products. Terms were not disclosed.
Under the new program, Chicago-based Boeing will install the fiberglass-fabric ductwork in five of its commercial aircraft lines, including the emerging 787 Dreamliner.
Dublin, Ohio-based HBD/Thermoid has made Aeroduct-brand duct and hose products for Boeing for more than 40 years.
The Aeroduct line includes aviation ducting and hose and ground support products, along with industrial ventilation, fume control and materials-handling ductwork.
Managers at the HBD/Thermoid plant in Chanute, Kan., said they have adequate staff and equipment to fulfill the new contract. HBD/Thermoid has other manufacturing facilities in Bellefontaine and Marion, Ohio; Elgin, S.C.; Oneida, Tenn.; Salisbury, N.C.; and Vernon, Calif.