Company History

Sustained Success For Over 30 Years

Since 1987, Tailwind Technologies Inc has gone through a number of transitions in both acquisitions and sales, but our commitment to sustained success has remained our primary focus. This timeline details our company history.

1987AprilAcquired Hartzell Propeller
2004AugustAcquired Industrial Tube Corp
2006OctoberAcquired Electrofilm Manufacturing Company
2008JuneAcquired AcousticFab
2009JuneAcquired Mayday Manufacturing Co. & Hi-Tech Metals, Inc.
2010SeptemberAcquired Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC
2011MayRebranded Industrial Tube Company, Electrofilm Manufacturing & AcousticFab as Hartzell Aerospace LLC
2012 JuneRelocated and consolidated AcousticFab into the Electrofilm and Industrial Tube sites in California.
2012SeptemberAcquired Lamar Technologies LLC
2013DecemberAcquired Jasco branded alternators
2014JulyAcquired Plane Power, Ltd.
2015March Sale of Hartzell Aerospace LLC to ITT
2015MayBuilt a new 120,000 sq. ft. facility and co-located Mayday Manufacturing Co. & Hi-Tech Metals, Inc.
2016January Acquired Sky-Tec
2016FebruaryAcquired C & D Associates
2016NovemberSale of Mayday Manufacturing Co. & Hi-Tech Metals, Inc. to ESCO Technologies
2017NovemberAcquired Southwind Aircraft Cabin Heaters
2019NovemberAcquired Aerospace Components, L.L.C.
2019NovemberAcquired T & W Electric Service, Inc.
2019NovemberAcquired PowerLite LLC
2019DecemberAcquired Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. (AWI)
2019DecemberAcquired Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc. (AMI)
2019DecemberAcquired Quality Aircraft Accessories Holding Corporation (QAA)

Portfolio Companies

Tailwind Technologies Inc is an integral part of investment holdings by brothers James W. Brown III and Joseph Brown.