Gar Kenyon Aerospace & Defense, a Naugatuck manufacturing company, will be featured in an episode of “Business Update: Aerospace & Defense” on the Discovery Channel that initially airs Thursday at 7 p.m.
Gar Kenyon is a 60-year-old company that designs and manufactures precision engineered components for the commercial and military aviation industry.
The episode focuses on advancements the company has made in aerospace manufacturing, and explores the lean business practices instituted by Chairman and CEO Steven Fournier when he acquired the operation in 2003 and moved it to Naugatuck.
“The aerospace industry has taken a tremendous hit in recent years,” said Vince Moss, the episode’s producer. “It is truly impressive to watch an American based manufacturer like Gar Kenyon weather the storm and come out on top.”