Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. Expands Operations to Coffeyville, Kansas
May 15 2008
PRNewswire, SOURCE Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc.
ALTUS, Okla., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A tentative lease agreement has
been signed between Coffeyville Industries and Quartz Mountain Aerospace,
Inc. (QMA), an aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Altus, Oklahoma. QMA
desires to expand its aerospace manufacturing operations in Coffeyville by
producing the sheet metal subassemblies necessary to support accelerated
production of their Model 11E single engine piston aircraft at their Altus
During the past several months, the CEO/President of QMA, Mark Arciero
and Vice President of Operations, Max Trimmell, have been meeting with
representatives from the City of Coffeyville, the Montgomery County Action
Council (MCAC), the State of Kansas, and Coffeyville Industries. This
agreement will provide immediate manufacturing space for the aircraft maker
to expand its manufacturing operations into the State of Kansas with the
lease officially beginning on July 1, 2008.
QMA has received airworthiness certificates from the FAA on their first
four Model 11E production aircraft and will be steadily ramping up
production. QMA will begin immediate hiring to staff initial start-up
operations within the leased space located on property currently operated
by Morgan Trucking. This property consists of a shipping/receiving area and
a separate annex for placement of aircraft assembly tooling.
QMA has expressed their appreciation of officials with the City of
Coffeyville, the MCAC, the State of Kansas, Coffeyville Industries, and a
special thanks to Dennis Pruitt, former Director of the MCAC.