Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based ARCH Global Precision has acquired Cling’s Aerospace located in Tempe, Arizona. Cling’s Aerospace manufactures machined parts, custom-fabricated tubes, weldments, and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries. Cling’s joins the ARCH Precision Components Segment, strengthening the company’s position as a growing supplier to the global aerospace and defense markets. With wide-ranging capabilities in precision tube bending, 3-axis, 4-axis, and 5-axis precision machining, and welding projects along with value-added services such as engineering CAD/CAM design support, assembly, subassembly, and kitting, Cling’s bolsters and augments the existing precision-machining and manufacturing capabilities at ARCH Precision Components Segment locations across the United States.
“We’re excited to welcome the Cling’s Aerospace team and its customers to the ARCH family,” said Andy Spiering, divisional president of the ARCH Precision Components Segment. “Cling’s Aerospace is an important acquisition for ARCH, enabling us to further expand our aerospace and defense capabilities in support of our customers, and broadens our footprint in the Phoenix area to supplement our existing Mesa location. We are excited to add a company of Cling’s caliber that possesses a high level of engineering expertise, as well as extensive capabilities in complex manufacturing, custom-fabricated tubing, weldments, and assemblies.”
Doug Cling, former owner and president of Cling’s Aerospace, worked with ARCH for several years and became convinced the partnership was the right thing to do for his company, his employees, and his customers.
“As the market continues to change and consolidate and as a number of different parties showed interest in Cling’s, I ultimately chose ARCH because of their strong track record in closing on acquisitions, their presence in and knowledge of the aerospace and defense market, and their stellar reputation in the marketplace,” Cling said. “Having known ARCH President and CEO Eli Crotzer and several ARCH team members, when it came time to move forward, it was an easy choice for me to make. I am looking forward to partnering with ARCH as we mutually work to grow the business. My employees and customers can confidently anticipate the future knowing that I am committed to staying on to run the business post-closing.”
ARCH, a Jordan Co. platform company based in metro Detroit, manufactures high-quality cutting tools, medical instruments and implants, and precision-machined components for a range of critical applications. ARCH has dozens of facilities strategically located across the country serving the medical, aerospace, defense, energy, semiconductor, surgical robotics, and progressive industrial markets. The teams at ARCH are metalworking professionals with tight-tolerance manufacturing expertise.