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Cyclone Manufacturing

International

Measuring Quality
Cyclone uses its AS9100C-certified quality system to ensure its customers' requirements are continually monitored and satisfied.
To achieve ongoing customer satisfaction, the company places a high value on communication between its
management team and inspection department. Its array
of inspection equipment can be monitored and verified
through a number of processes taking place inside Cyclone's various facilities.
This includes a world-class layout floor for First Article Inspections, which is an in-house chemical-processing laboratory and a metrology department that provides
internal calibrations for an array of tools.
Cyclone's internal quality department works to ensure that parts are manufactured to OEM specifications.
The company's coordinate-measuring machines' reports
indicate precise dimensions and confirm that parts conform to customer requirements. Cyclone demands the
same high standards from its suppliers. mt
company, Cyclone was the first to manufacture indexable cutters, which are now used throughout the industry.
In 1985, Cyclone opened its Mississauga operations
and refocused on the production of aircraft components.
The company purchased its first CNC machine in the
1980s. In 1990, leadership was passed from Ted Kosiorek
to Andrew Sochaj, who had been with Cyclone since 1977.
The company has experienced healthy growth over
the years. It has expanded its 24,000-square-foot facility into 60,000 square feet. In 2003, Cyclone acquired a
$3.6 million contract with the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation, Taiwan's premier military and
commercial aircraft and parts manufacturer. That same
year, the company moved into its current state-of-theart 80,000-square-foot plant.
In 2007, following another contract signing with
Lockheed Martin, Cyclone expanded again by opening
a 40,000-square-foot facility in Milton. Seeking to develop its own anodizing capabilities and to increase the
corrosion resistance of its aluminum products, Cyclone
launched its third location, a 90,000-square-foot facility
in Mississauga.
In 2013, as demand for its products increased, the company further expanded into a fourth, 100,000-squarefoot facility in Poland, its first international location in
Europe. Between its five locations, Cyclone currently has
more than 400,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
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