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C/A's New Vacuum Aluminum Furnace Transport of C/A Design's Vacuum Furnace

April 11, 2023

New Vacuum Furnace Adds to Brazing Capabilities 

In addition to the new facility, equipment plays a role in expanding our brazing capabilities. One key piece of equipment is our new large vacuum aluminum brazing furnace. This new furnace will join our existing furnace at our new Exeter facility, to add vacuum aluminum brazing throughput capacity, reduced downtime risk by equipment duplication, as well as an increase in our vacuum brazing part size capabilities. Our existing furnace will also be receiving a controls upgrade to match the new furnace software and controls hardware. After 14 months of design and our manufacturing, the new vacuum furnace is being transported, to be installed in our new facility.

C/A's Design's new Facility in Exeter New Hampshire Groundbreaking ceremony at C/A Design

December 16, 2022

C/A Design Announces Groundbreaking on New State of the Art Facility in Exeter, New Hampshire

C/A Design, part of the Thermal Solutions Segment (TSS) of The Heico Companies, an innovator and leader in aluminum brazing for the Aerospace & Defense industry is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of their new headquarters.  


C/A Design selected the City of Exeter, New Hampshire as their new operations center which will host its state of the art 115,000 sq. foot facility that will bring as many as 200 new jobs to the seacoast over the next several years.  


“We are excited to break ground in Exeter.  This expansion will allow for the continued growth in manufacturing our cooling systems deployed in aircraft systems and military defense applications that enable and protect the American Warfighter.” said Robert Kennedy, President of C/A Design and Heico’s Thermal Solutions Segment. “As part of this $35 Million investment, C/A Design will be adding significant new equipment including larger brazing ovens, dip brazing tanks, and automated chemical conversion lines.  Our investment in technology and automation helps to ensure on-time delivery of precision mission critical parts to C/A Design’s growing customer needs.”