headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, with sales in excess of $1.1 billion and over four thousand worldwide employees, operates from over two hundred locations. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safing and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. Kaman is also one of the nation’s leading industrial distribution companies for power transmission, motion control, material handling and electrical components. The company serves a broad spectrum of industrial markets from nearly 200 branches in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Kaman offers almost two million items as well as value added services to more than 50,000 customers representing a highly diverse cross section of North American industry.