What Makes ACM Unique?


By joining forces on initiatives involving lean manufacturing, employee training, group purchasing and more, ACM companies achieve productivity improvements at an accelerated pace. An ongoing collaboration opens doors to partnerships that benefit both the member companies and their customers.

  • ACM helps member companies expand new business opportunities by implementing the vision of a multi-company `virtual supply chain' and supports the introduction of member companies to the worldwide aerospace market.


The range of precision aerospace products and services available from ACM's region exceeds those of any other location in the world. From cases and gears to sophisticated rotor parts and sub-assemblies -- if it's required for flight, ACM member companies make it in Connecticut.

  • ACM takes a multi Level supportive approach, offering company presidents, managers, and operations staffs an environment where experiences are shared, ideas are discussed and knowledge is increased at meetings, events and workshops.

Lean Manufacturing

We are leaders in lean manufacturing practices. Working with the world's foremost experts, our members continuously increase efficiency and reduce waste by implementing best practices in lean manufacturing.

  • ACM offers seminars and workshops, and conducts shop level Kaizen's at member companies utilizing the expertise of fellow members, local and world-class consultants.


Connecticut's aerospace workforce is the most highly skilled in the world, thanks to more than a half-century of experience in producing the world's finest aerospace components. ACM's aggressive workforce training initiatives ensure that employees constantly improve their skills and develop expertise in new technologies.

  • ACM offers a multi-course curriculum designed with the needs of aerospace manufacturers at its core, the ACM Workforce Development Program provides invaluable skills training delivered by experts on-site at member companies.


The comprehensive capabilities of ACM's world-class manufacturers -- as well as specialty support services -- are located in a single region, AEROSPACE ALLEY!   No other area of the world has a comparable concentration of aerospace talent and capabilities.

Resources and Partnerships

ACM has established partnerships with state agencies and makes the most of state and federally funded programs geared toward continuously improving productivity, competitiveness and workforce skills. Our efforts have the full support of the State of Connecticut, which recognizes the unique advantages ACM offers to aerospace companies worldwide.