Fountain Plating Acquisition


Valence Surface Technologies, a US based SJE Group investment, has acquired Fountain Plating Co; the leader in product finishing services for aircraft engine and critical components for the aerospace and defense industry in the Northeast region of North America. 


Fountain, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, maintains Nadcap and AS9100 accreditations along with extensive approvals supporting key engine manufacturers and A&D primes such as Pratt and Whitney, GE, Rolls Royce, Collins/UTC, Sikorsky, and Lockheed Martin.


Founded in 1944, Fountain has built a reputation for over seventy-five years as the leader in quality, lead times, and highly differentiated product finishing solutions including non-destructive testing, chemical processing, specialised plating, spray coatings, and other value-added services such as bonding, CMM, and light assembly.


The SJE Group congratulates Tracy Glende (CEO, Valence), Nicole and Dexter Fountain (owners, Fountain), ATL Partners and BCI.


About Valence Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace and defense finishing services. Valence operates twelve facilities in key aerospace and defense manufacturing regions and maintains over 3,500 unique industry approvals.  Valence services over 3,000 customers across the globe and supports all major growth programs across the commercial aerospace, defense, space, and satellite markets.

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