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Clinkenbeard Receives Official ITAR Re-Certification from the United States Department of State

Clinkenbeard, a Rockford, Illinois-based company that specializes in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing of complex castings and machined parts in the aerospace, US government and defense, heavy truck and power generation industries, announced today that it has received official International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) re-certification from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Administered by the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), under authority established by the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), ITAR regulates the manufacture, export and transfer of defense articles, information, and services. Companies receiving this certification demonstrate that they have knowledge and understanding to fully comply with the AECE and ITAR as well as having corporate procedures and controls in place to ensure compliance.

“This re-certification is evidence of our commitment and ability to safeguard all defense- and government-related data for our customers and our country. Further, it demonstrates our government‘s trust in our doing so,” explains Steve Helfer, Clinkenbeard general manager.

Companies receiving ITAR certification must apply for re-certification every two years.

ITAR regulations were designed principally to control the information and materials of defense-related technologies and ensure that technologies are only shared with US persons unless approval from the Department of State is received via a special exemption. The registration of a company to comply with ITAR regulations allows them to work in conjunction with the US military, and companies that work with the US military, and expresses the company's obligation to handle ITAR protected products according to all regulations.

About Clinkenbeard
Clinkenbeard is a Model-to-Machine (M2M) Group Company and global leader in the rapid prototyping and production of complex cast and machined parts using a wide variety of metals and plastics.  It serves companies large and small in a wide range of industries throughout the world.  The company produces rapid delivery of machined castings and machined parts from solid stock, as well as engineering and trade show quality product mock ups.  Quantities range from prototype to low volume production.

Established in 1966, the company has a well-established CNC department and conventional pattern shop with a background in simple parts as well as highly-cored complex castings.  Its in-house molding and core-making capability allow it to make fully-formed sand molds. 
Clinkenbeard customers enjoy the fastest turnaround times in the industry, the highest levels of reliability, dependability and quality consistency, and the most accurate castings.  It is the only company that applies the patented Clinkenbeard® Toolingless Process. 

The Clinkenbeard® Toolingless Process is industry renown for producing metal castings efficiently, affordably and extremely fast. The process is based on machining sand cores and molds without the expense of tooling. All machining is done using CNC, which results in superior speed and accuracy.

Speed-to-Market Philosophy
Clinkenbeard claims to have the shortest lead times on Earth for machined metal castings in the alloy of the customer’s choice.  The company’s vision is to consistently meet and exceed the time-to-market requirements of its customers with the highest quality products designed and built to exact specifications.  The company’s slogan is “Fasterestest.”

For more information, contact Steve Helfer, Clinkenbeard general manager, 815.226.0291.


About M2M Group

The Model 2 Machine Group platform is a Generation Growth Capital-led consortium of companies that leverages the capabilities of Clinkenbeard, Tri-Aerospace, and M2M Machining (all M2M companies) to provide OEM customers with an array of services to support their product and parts research and development projects from product design to production.

Industries served by Clinkenbeard and the Model 2 Machine Group platform include aerospace, automotive, auto racing, heavy truck, power generation, US defense and US government, agricultural, industrial and marine.

Clinkenbeard is located in Rockford, Ill., Tri-Aerospace is located in Terre Haute, Ind., M2M Machining is located in Muskego, Wis., and Generation Growth Capital is located in Milwaukee, Wis.                                   

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