Valence Wichita Receives F-35 approvals from Lockheed Martin
Valence Surface Technologies Wichita operations received an extensive list of process approvals to support Lockheed Martin’s F-35, Joint Strike Fighter program.
"Valence Wichita is excited to further our long history of supporting our military by gaining these important defense approvals through Lockheed Martin."
Valence Wichita (Formerly Chrome Plus International) recently received a comprehensive list of processing approvals to support the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and all its variants. These approvals build off the existing C-130 Hercules approvals Valence Wichita first received from Lockheed Martin back in June 2021 and brings the total unique Process Code approvals number to an impressive thirty-five.
Obtaining these new approvals broadens Valence’s strategy to increase capacity, provide redundancy and supply chain risk mitigation across North America. This further expands Valence’s ability to support all Lockheed Martin programs in the Central United States from their Wichita, KS and Grove, OK (Formerly Pride Plating) locations.
When asked about the significance of these approvals, General Manager Marcus Wagoner stated, “Valence Wichita is excited to further our long history of supporting our military by gaining these important defense approvals through Lockheed Martin. The team has worked hard over the last year to expand our defense approvals to help our customers with fast lead times and best in class quality that they expect.”
About Valence Wichita
Founded in 1991, Valence Wichita (Chrome Plus International, LLC.) is considered a world leader in aerospace finishing and is valued by its global customers due to its industry leading capabilities and approvals covering the global aerospace market. Valence Wichita services are available for aluminum, steel, titanium and chrome materials.
About Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is an ATL Partners and BCI portfolio company focused on surface treatment technologies, with over ten processing locations across North America. Valence is positioned as the largest independent provider of mission critical NDT, chemical processing, painting, coating, and plating services to over 2000 customers. Over 1000 Valence employees are deployed every day to ensure that customer expectations for responsiveness, quality and product delivery are exceeded.