Handling Specialty Sharing Expertise at National Aerospace Conference

Handling Specialty Manufacturing is pleased to be sharing its expertise in working with export markets at the AIAC’s (Aerospace Industries Association of Canada) national Aerospace Summit being held in Ottawa in December.
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Nov. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- Handling Specialty Manufacturing is pleased to be sharing its expertise in working with export markets at the AIAC’s (Aerospace Industries Association of Canada) national Aerospace Summit being held in Ottawa in December.

Global Business Development Director Dan Nielson will be one of three participants in a panel entitled “Doing business in unfamiliar territory” -- a discussion on export markets -- which will be presented to the conference’s participants, which include aerospace companies and suppliers from around the world.

Says Nielson: “I am honoured represent Handling Specialty at the conference. It’s a great opportunity to share our company’s ‘lessons learned’ that we have gleaned over the past 30 years working in countries outside of Canada.”

He continues: “Handling Specialty has been successfully selling its custom manufactured lifting solutions worldwide since the 1980s,” says Nielson, who is responsible for the further development of the company’s export business. “In fact, over 80 per cent of the company’s annual sales over the past 20-plus years have been in export markets (which includes the United States).”

Specifically, adds Nielson, he will be drawing upon experiences garnered through the company’s work in Macau (China) on Franco Dragone’s House of Dancing Water. In that project, Handling Specialty engineered, manufactured and installed approximately $20 million of underwater stage lifts for the high-profile theatrical production that continues to draw crowds today.

“We are incredibly proud of the work we did on The House of Dancing Water,” says Nielson. “For a small company based out of Grimsby, Ontario, we were working with players on the world stage during that project. It was an unforgettable experience for many members of our team, and I will be pleased to share our story for the benefit of others.”

In terms of the company’s aerospace expertise, Nielson notes that Handling Specialty has and continues to work with companies such as Bombardier, Pratt and Whitey, Boeing, Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin (on the JSF 35 strike fighter program), Raytheon and NASA, as well as others.

“Our company is very much involved in the aerospace industry, both in Canada and abroad. Over the years we have manufactured jet engine lifts, engine test cells, ground plane simulators, landing gear assembly tooling and many other types of custom material handling equipment for both the assembly and maintenance of aircraft and their engines,” says Nielson. “We are active in associations such as AIAC, the OAC and others, and continue to actively promote and work with others on furthering the aerospace industry in Canada.”


To learn more about Handling Specialty please contact:

Mary Haurilak, Marketing

Tel: 905.945.9661 ext. 264

Email: mhaurilak@handling.com (mailto:mhaurilak@handling.com)

Or visit our website at www.handling.com (http://www.handling.com/)

For more information on the company’s aerospace and defence expertise, please visit:


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About Handling Specialty Manufacturing Ltd.:

Handling Specialty, an ISO registered organization, is one of the world’s most pre-eminent custom designers and manufacturers of material handling solutions since 1963. The company’s reputation is one of a competent problem-solver because it has built a strong history of providing unique, custom-engineered solutions (http://www.handling.com/EngineeredToOrder.aspx). This ability to solve problems has allowed Handling Specialty to achieve success in many sectors including aerospace/defence, rail/transportation, automotive, entertainment and metal processing industries.
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