Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) joined representatives from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and Bucks County based Brenner Aerostructures to announce a contract Boeing awarded to Brenner for construction of KC-135 spares metal-bonded assemblies.
The contract will bring good-paying technology jobs to Bucks County , and allow Brenner Aerostructures to hire new employees and utilize local suppliers for construction and assembly.
“When Boeing awards a great local company like Brenner Aerostructures a contract to produce the technologies that keep our country safe, everyone wins,” said Congressman Murphy. “Bringing good-paying high tech jobs to Bucks County is one of my top priorities, and I look forward to continuing to work with both of these companies in the future.”
“We are extremely pleased that Boeing chose Brenner Aerostructures to be the strategic metal bond supplier for the KC-135 Spares Program,” said Michael Porter, Brenner Aerostructures General Manager. “This contract award gives Brenner the opportunity once again to demonstrate its commitment to provide high-quality metal bonded assemblies that exceed the expectations of our customers and their customers.”
“The strategic agreement between Boeing and Brenner Aerostructures will allow us to continue providing the highest levels of service to our U.S. Air Force customer in support of the KC-135 fleet,” said Ken Shaw, director, Global Services & Support Supply Chain Management, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. “We are pleased to partner with Brenner to supply components to keep the KC-135 fleet flying and battle-ready for our nation’s warfighters.”
Brenner Aerostructures, a woman-owned small business located in Bensalem , PA , manufactures high-quality components and assemblies for the marine, power generation, rail, automotive, aerospace and specialty industries. For nearly five years, Brenner Aerostructures has provided metal bonded and structural assemblies to Boeing for the military KC-135 Stratotanker as well as the commercial 737, 747 and 767 aircraft.
Well, this was intriguing, a woman in the aerospace industry, so I spent a little time rooting around. There is not a lot of info out there, though I did find one site that referred to the company as "a small woman owned business." She must be very tiny indeed because I had to search the state list of corporations to find her name. You'll have to look it up yourself because I can certainly appreciate a lady who likes to keep a low profile. But the name of the company's treasurer is a traditionally female name.
For the cynical, I also searched the opensecrets database. While there are Brenners in Pennsylvania who had made political donations, none were located in the towns or had the names of those I found listed as corporate officers for Brenner Aerospace or any of the affiliated companies I could locate. That doesn't mean state donations weren't made, but no to Patrick Murphy.
You can read more at "Brenner awarded contract with Boeing," by John Anastasi, of the Intelligencer 8/21.