GRAHAM PARTNERS SOARS WITH LATEST ADD-ON

PHILADELPHIA, January 17, 2013 – The Atlas Group (“Atlas”), a Graham Partners portfolio company that manufactures highly-engineered aerospace assemblies for leading OEMs, has acquired Brenner Aerostructures, LLC (“Brenner” or the “Company”). Brenner specializes in state-of-the-art metal bonding, phosphoric acid anodizing and stretch-forming for the aerospace industry. Brenner’s core competencies are welcome additions to Atlas’s expanding innovative suite of aerospace manufacturing technologies. Through the Brenner acquisition, Atlas anticipates that it will win new business, in-source production for certain processes that have historically been outsourced, and streamline the production of complex assemblies.

During Graham’s ownership, Atlas has diversified its business and grown rapidly, now serving a broad range of end markets, customers, and aircraft platforms, which span the commercial, business, and defense aircraft sectors. Atlas has also successfully enhanced its technical capabilities, emphasizing value-added, complex assembly work with significant engineering content. As a result, Atlas has won substantial new business and achieved a reputation as a go-to supplier and partner to its industry leading customers. Brenner further establishes Atlas’s capabilities and offers exciting additional near term growth opportunities.

About Atlas (www.atlas-aerospace.com): The Atlas Group specializes in complex machining and assembly of new and replacement aerospace structures and assemblies for commercial, business, and defense aircraft. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Atlas serves a premier global customer base composed of both OEMs and other leading aerospace partners. Through its state-of-the-art, automated operations, Atlas is capable of delivering high-end assemblies and engineered structural components designed for aircraft from the cockpit to the tail.

 

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