When the USS Gerald R. Ford was commissioned recently, a piece of Montgomery County went with it.
Thousands of pieces, in fact.
Hatfield Township’s Inofast Manufacturing supplied fasteners used throughout the ship, from the pumps and valves to the aircraft launching and arresting systems.
“Ours are highly engineered fasteners, made out of pretty exotic materials,” said sales manager Rich Oldham. “They have to be extra strong. They have to be corrosion resistant to withstand what they’re faced with onboard ship.”(…)