December 22, 2011
CubCrafters Expanding Facilities and Workforce


Yakima, Washington based light aircraft designer and manufacturer CubCrafters has announced a major expansion of their FAA certified manufacturing facility, adding 15,000 square feet by leasing a building near the Yakima airport.

The new facility became fully operational December 18th.

Located less than a mile from CubCrafters’ existing 25,000 square foot headquarters and main manufacturing facility, the newly occupied building houses a weld shop and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine shop. The move frees up space at the main facility for a research and development department, a delivery hanger and an updated, centralized and expanded parts department.

    

“It’s extremely gratifying to announce this expansion,” says CubCrafters General Manager Randy Lervold. “With our business on a steady pathway of growth, this additional space will improve manufacturing efficiencies and more effectively serve our customers.”

    

“We’ve needed to do this for a long time” added CubCrafters Owner Jim Richmond, “Our planes are selling well, and if we get even a little help from the economy, we will need to increase our production rate. This will also let us create a dedicated R&D department for the development of future products.”

The expansion also creates job opportunities. Openings in several departments have been posted and can be reviewed at the CAREERS page.

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ABOUT CUBCRAFTERS

CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by current owner and CEO, Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA. CubCrafters' roots are in the 60-year history of classic taildragger aviation, but its products and services are leading edge.

CubCrafters offers three new, ready-to-fly aircraft. The second generation SPORT CUB S2 is the long awaited redesign of the classic airplane that inspired the light sport category. The CARBON CUB SS, a more powerful version of the S2 with 180 horsepower, is the most powerful LSA aircraft in production. The TOP CUB, with a useful load of over 1000 lbs., is the most capable two-place personal and utility aircraft in its class. CubCrafters also offers their Carbon Cub in a kit version, the CARBON CUB EX.

Cub Crafters, Inc.
1918 South 16th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98903
509.248.9491
www.cubcrafters.com
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