US Navy Awards Essex Industries MRO Contract

Essex Industries was awarded an MRO contract from the US Navy for refurbishment of their 10 Liter Liquid Oxygen Converters used to support USN/USMC F-18 Hornet Fighter Operations.

Essex provides the US Navy with 10 Liter LOX Converters, 50 Gallon LOX Carts, 500 Gallon LOX Trailers and components. Essex entered the cryogenics market in 1963. Essex LOX Converters are used on many of the Department of Defense aircraft, including the A-7, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-111, F-117, T-2, T-38, A-6, EA-6B, E-2C, S3, C-5, C-17, C-130, C-141, KC-135, HC-130 and the B-52 aircraft.

Essex Industries Announces New Vice President of Business Development

Essex Industries is pleased to announce that Mathew Johnston has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development.

Mathew comes to Essex from Espey Manufacturing and Electronics, where he served as VP of Business Development. He previously held the same position at Leonardo/DRS. Mathew has more than 25 years of experience in highly engineered products for aerospace/defense, hybrid electric vehicles, and advanced permanent magnetics applications.

Essex Resumes Operations

Essex Industries has announced that all St. Louis operations will resume Wednesday, March 25th.  Essex qualifies under the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to continue production during the COVID-19 pandemic.  During this time, all non-essential employees will work remotely and the company will observe CDC guidelines in its facilities.

Essex Industries Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Essex Industries is pleased to announce that Todd Waldman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, Todd will be responsible for leading the Accounting, IT and MIS departments.

Prior to joining Essex in 2016, Todd had ten years of experience with positions at Ernst & Young, Olin and GKN Aerospace. Todd is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.  He is a member of the third-generation within Essex as a family-owned and operated company.

NOTICE: PBE Manual Update to Rev A

The User Manual for the Essex PBE (Portable Breathing Equipment), has been revised to include Proposition 65 warning label as well as new part numbers.

Should you require a new copy, please contact Customer Service:

Jenny Dugan | jdugan@essexind.com | 314.659.4303

We can be reached for questions during business hours M-F.  Thank you for your prompt attention.

Essex Industries Control Yoke and Column Assemblies for LM-100J

Essex Industries has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply control yoke and column assemblies for the LM-100J transport aircraft. The LM-100J is a commercial derivative of the military C-130J Super Hercules, with select design changes enabling it to perform as a civil multi-purpose air freighter.

Under this contract, Essex will manufacture and test the entire assembly, consisting of a Lockheed Martin-designed column and an Essex-designed control yoke, which is identical to that of the C-130J. This system handles pitch and roll flight control, as well as the control of various aircraft systems such as pitch trim, communications and other on-board avionics.

In addition to the C-130J and LM-100J, Essex also supports the Lockheed Martin F-16, F-22 and F-35 platforms.

New Ambidextrous Cursor Grip from Essex Industries

Essex Industries is proud to introduce its new Ambidextrous Cursor Grip.  Essex developed this design for applications where there is not sufficient room for both right and left slew grips.  This single control mounts on the console between the seats for use by both pilot and co-pilot.

This new ambidextrous design is suitable for use by the right or left hand and can be modified to fit other rotary or fixed wing platforms.

Essex also manufacturers the traditional right and left slew grips, mounted on the console to provide sensor control.

New Ergonomic Collective Grip from Essex Industries

Essex Industries is proud to introduce its new Ergonomic Collective Grip.  This patent-pending design incorporates additional switches to eliminate hand repositioning or dual seat inputs.  The grip’s unique shape provides the optimum hand position for long-range comfort, reducing fatigue during flight.

The new Ergonomic Collective Grip enables pilots to fly the aircraft while maintaining control of all electronic switch functions.  It comfortably puts more needed tasks at their fingertips.

Essex developed the Ergonomic Collective Grip for the UH-60 Black Hawk with eight different switches, including a Cursor Slew

Switch and HUD Switch, which are not typically available on a collective grip.

This new Ergonomic Collective Grip can be modified to fit any rotary platform and is particularly suited to those applications that require a wide range of functionality.  Switches can be changed, as needed, to include uses such as weapon or sensor control.

Essex Industries Acquires Momeni Engineering

Essex Industries is pleased to announce the acquisition of Momeni Engineering LLC, a manufacturing company located in Huntington Beach, California, effective January 1, 2019.

Founded in 1947, Essex Industries is a leading supplier to the Aerospace and Defense market, providing platform controls, aircraft components, emergency breathing and liquid oxygen equipment.  The company employs over 300 people in its four St. Louis facilities.

Momeni Engineering provides precision machined OEM parts and assemblies to aerospace and medical companies.  Originally founded in the late 1980’s, the company as currently structured was established in 2010.  Momeni operates from two co-located facilities with 45 employees.

The acquisition of Momeni supports Essex’ business strategy of further expanding its commercial aircraft product portfolio.  With Momeni’s location, it will also provide improved service for Essex customers on the West Coast.

According to Evan Waldman, Essex CEO, “Essex and Momeni Engineering share common markets, manufacturing expertise and values.  Working together, we will be able to offer a broader range of products and enhanced customer service.”

The company will continue to operate as Momeni Engineering in Huntington Beach, California.