Adex Machining Technologies

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ADEX Machining Technologies, a manufacturer of precision machined components for aerospace, defense and energy industries, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to produce a variety of Titanium and other exotic alloy structural components for Boeing 747 and 777 commercial passenger jetliners. ADEX will utilize a variety of advanced 5-axis CNC Milling and CMM quality measurement capabilities, in addition to value-added coatings, hardware assembly and kitting, to provide a complete solution of products on a monthly basis.

Earlier this year in March, ADEX was one of three companies selected for Boeing’s Mentorship Program following a rigorous evaluation process and competitive down-select to identify qualified companies in South Carolina. As part of the Mentorship Program, Boeing provided technical, quality and supplier-management support to help ADEX complete all critical steps necessary for qualification.

"Producing flight worthy components for Boeing is the pinnacle of an aviation career," said Jason Premo, Co-Owner of ADEX Machining Technologies. "The team at Boeing worked closely with our staff throughout the entire process, while also coaching ADEX on best practices. This greatly accelerated the typical learning curve and enabled ADEX to successfully win a competitive contract in only 6 months. The Boeing philosophy of partnering with suppliers is a role model not just for the aerospace industry, but for any company looking for a supply-chain advantage in a globally competitive market.”

Premo and fellow co-owner, Sean Witty, acquired a small tool & die job-shop in 2007 and implemented an aggressive modernization strategy during the height of the recession to create ADEX – an advanced manufacturer of precision machined components for the aerospace, defense and energy industries. ADEX was recently named one of INC Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” for two consecutive years and also featured on a CNN program segment titled “The New Face of the Blue Collar Worker”.

“I’m proud to support Boeing’s continued investment in America’s work force and development of suppliers such as ADEX right here in South Carolina. In this economy, every single job counts, and Boeing’s continued success will bring the skilled manufacturing jobs we need to spur our nation’s economic recovery,” said Trey Gowdy, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of South Carolina.

ADEX Machining Technologies is Greenville, South Carolina-based supplier of precision machined prototypes and production components for the Aerospace, Defense, and Energy-Power Generation industries. ADEX’s niche is 5-axis CNC milling and VTL machining and of tough exotic materials such as Titanium and Inconel, while holding tight tolerances of .0002 inches on complex applications up to 40” in diameter and 6000 lbs. Certified quality systems include AS 9100 and ISO 9000. The company is located at 260 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC. 29615.

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Adex Machining Technologies and the Greenville Area Development Corporation have announced a significant expansion of the company’s operations, including the addition of at least 10 high-salaried jobs, installation of upwards of $1 million in advanced CNC machining equipment, and aggressive growth initiatives to further the organization’s penetration in the aerospace, defense and energy industries.

Originally founded in Greer, South Carolina in 1987, the company was acquired, rebranded as Adex Machining Technologies, and relocated to Greenville in 2007.  The company today boasts a skilled workforce of nearly 50 associates operating on a 24 x 7 capacity schedule and utilizing highly advanced 5-Axis CNC Milling, VTL, EDM, CAD/CAM Software, and CMM inspection capabilities.  

The organization specializes in advanced machining of prototypes and new product development projects, just-in-time contract manufacturing, and working with exotic “super-alloys” such as Inconel, Titanium, and other high-nickel or cobalt-based materials. Adex was recently named as one of Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” and also selected by The Boeing Company as the only precision machining candidate for the mentor-protégé supplier development program.  

“Our mission is to provide outstanding personal-touch customer service, quality and operational excellence, and rapid just-in-time delivery that specifically support advanced manufacturing for the aerospace, defense and energy supply chains,” said Jason Premo, co-owner of Adex Machining Technologies.  “We are pleased to expand operations here in Greenville County, and very appreciative for the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, readySC, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and everyone who assisted in making this announcement a reality.”

A fully-licensed Federal Aviation Repair Station (FAR 145), Adex is also certified in ISO 9001 and AS 9100 business systems to meet strict quality requirements, machines components in sizes up to 40” diameter (1016mm), and tight tolerances to .0002” (.005mm).  Applications include jet engine rotating components, rocketry propulsion, warheads, torpedoes, helicopter structural parts, and industrial gas turbine combustion hardware for Fortune 500 aerospace, defense and energy customers.

The expansion includes the addition of two additional 5-axis and VTL CNC equipment and up-fitting of the existing 25,000-square-foot facility at 260 Feaster Road to “add capabilities and create more high-wage jobs in response to growing demand for advanced machining applications,” said Sean Witty, co-owner.  Adex worked closely with Greer State Bank and the Appalachian Development Corporation on a small business administration (SBA) loan to facilitate the expansion and job creation.

The jobs being added include engineering, quality support positions, and machinist technicians, Witty noted, and already include the addition of “several very smart and talented individuals who were previously unemployed, which is very exciting for us, for them, and for the Greenville community.”  To fill the remaining positions, Adex is currently working with readySC in the recruiting and training of master machinists and apprentices.  All positions being recruited for pay “well-above-market wages with full benefits based on experience, ranging from $24 to over $30 per hour,” Witty added.  Persons interested in being considered for positions should submit resumes via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“We are delighted to see continued small business growth in South Carolina, especially in companies such as Adex that support our aerospace and energy industries. Manufacturing growth is the key to job and wealth creation in our state, and today’s announcement marks another positive step in that direction,” said Bobby Hitt, Secretary of Commerce.

“Adex Machining Technologies is a wonderful example of a company that is using world-class technology, lean processes and home-grown talent to succeed here in the Upstate,” said Jo Hackl, Chair of the Greenville Area Development Corporation. “The company is an entrepreneurial business with innovative processes and rapid growth potential, and is a wonderful example of the opportunity to be found here in Greenville County.”

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