Royal Engineered Composites held the ribbon cutting for their new 30,000 square foot expansion, which will house a 12,000 square foot clean-room for the production of sensitive materials as well as additional manufacturing space. Governor Dave Heineman was on hand as well as Mayor Roger Jones of Minden and Phillip Gill, the owner and president of Royal.
Royal has been located in Minden for over 60 years. Royal first opened its doors after World War II as Royal Plastic Manufacturing. Royal was originally made plastic products such as plastic soap dishes, transitioning to fiber glass reinforced parts by 1954.
Royal now supplies primes and second tier suppliers with both quality engineering and on-time production. The focus was and is on making parts requiring more sophisticated quality systems. By 2004, Royal had over 50 customers and was qualified to make structural graphite/epoxy parts for Boeing.
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