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Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has a long history with its roots dating back to the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903. Curtiss-Wright has continued on the path innovation and advanced engineering, and have applied that expertise to a number of critical applications in high performance markets.

Our success has resulted in a world-renowned reputation for performance, long-standing customer relationships and significant growth and profitability in the markets in which we compete.

CWFC History Curtiss-Wright History
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Curtiss-Wright acquires Target Rock and expands into the flow control market, supporting U.S. Naval nuclear program.


Flow Control business segment is formed
around the original Target Rock company.


Farris Engineering acquired

Enertech a major supplierFirst acquisition is completed: Enertech a major supplier of valves, actuators, pumps, motors, snubbers, instrumentation, diagnostic and test equipment, service and repair, and engineering services to the nuclear power industry.

Farris Engineering and Sprague are acquired. Farris is a world leader in the design and production of a wide range of Sprague acquired.spring-loaded and pilot-operated pressure relief valves. They are used as safety devices to prevent over-pressurization of vessels, pipelines, and equipment. Sprague Products provides a variety of air-operated, high pressure pumps and boosters and pneumatic and hydraulic valves.

  In a busy year, four new companies join the Curtiss-Wright Flow Control family.  Solent & Pratt, based in the U.K., is purchased as a world leader in manufacturing high performance butterfly valves. Peerless Instrument is a provider of state-of-the-art electronic components, systems and software used in U.S. Navy nuclear propulsion plant systems for both submarines and aircraft carriers. DeltaValve AcquiredDeltaValve specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacture of critical-service industrial valve sand related equipment, including the DeltaGuard® series of delayed coking unheading systems. Finally, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control forms a joint venture with SPLAV of Russia to become Solenoid Valve, a recognized leader in supplying valves to the commercial nuclear power, power and Process markets in Eastern Europe. SV supplies solenoid and relief valves designed by Target Rock.


  Peerless Instrument acquired
  Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and KPS of Korea launch a joint venture forming the CWFC Korea business unit. EMD (Electro-Mechanical Division) is acquired. It manufactures and designs the most advanced pumps, motors, generators, propulsors, mechanical seals, control rod drive mechanisms and power conditioning electronics available to the U.S. Navy, commercial nuclear power markets and Process industries. Also this same year, APSD is acquired. The company designs and manufactures highly engineered, critical function electro-mechanical solutions for the TapcoEnpro AcquiredU.S. Navy, commercial nuclear power utilities, petrochemical, and hazardous waste industries. Finally, Tapco International is purchased to expand presence in the petrochemical/refinery industry with its metal seated industrial gate valves, butterfly valves, flapper valves,


  EMD Acquired
  Farris Engineering Services begins to be developed (from Imes Engineering acquisition). It offers integrated solutions for all phases of process safety management compliance programs, including iPRSM® for Process Safety Management Software for oil and gas as well as all other processing industries.


QualTech NP Acquired
  Engineered Pump Division is purchased to provide technologically advanced, highly engineered pumping EPD Acquiredsolutions to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, commercial marine, and foreign military programs. Three other acquisitions that same year include Nova Machine Products, QualTech NP and GROQUIP. Nova Machine Products is a major supplier of nuclear quality and bolting solutions to nuclear power plants, the Department of Energy, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Accessory and Equipment (A&E) firms that support the nuclear power industry. Qualtech NP is an internationally recognized leader in nuclear facility replacement parts, diamond wire concrete cutting services, airlocks, hatches and specialty doors, electrical control systems and custom fabrication. They are the leading providers of equipment qualification and dedication GROQUIP Acquiredservices, operating the leading seismic lab in the nation with a one-of-a-kind-tri-axial shaker table. GROQUIP is the only single source provider of pressure process solutions for the petrochemical, Process processing, power, paper, food/beverage


    INDAL Technologies  
  INDAL Technologies, the HydraNut™ and proprietary technologies are acquired. Indal Technologies is considered a market leader in shipboard helicopter handling systems and has an installed base of over 200 systems on ships worldwide. Advanced bolting technology becomes part of the Nova Machine Products product line. This advanced bolding technology offers superior joint integrity in critical high temperature applications while reducing outage time and personnel radiation exposure time.


  Nova HydaNut™

  TapcoEnproFour months after the acquisition of Enpro Systems, it merges with TAPCO International (acquired in 2002) to become TapcoEnpro International. The merger expands the company's presence in the global oil and gas industry. It provides high performance,severe service metal seated industrial gate valves, butterfly valves, flapper

Benshaw Advanced Controls and Drives
  New acquisitions include Benshaw Advanced Controls and Drives and Scientech. Benshaw is a leading electrical engineering and manufacturing company, Benshaw provides turnkey motor and machine control and protection solutions for OEM customers. Scientech is a global providers utilities (nuclear and fossil) with hardware, technology, risk and reliability information and process solutions aimed at improving safety and plant performance, efficiency, reliability, and reducing costs.

Scientech Acquired
    Douglas Equipment  
  Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Acquires Douglas Equipment. Since 1947 Douglas has been a Innovative equipment, fast delivery, comprehensive training and qualified support to the civil aviation industry and military installations around the world. Douglas offers a full range of aftersales support facilities required to ensure vehicle availability, while also providing parts supply, technical and field service support, maintenance and driver training. Late in 2011 Curtiss-Wright Flow Control completes its acquisition of Anatec and Lambert, MacGill & Thomas Inc, to form Anatec-LMT, strengthening its position as a leading supplier of integrated outage products and services for commercial nuclear power plants
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