Plasma Processes Acquires Metaltech Machine & Tool

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Plasma Processes, a provider of ultra-high temperature materials, coatings, rocket nozzles and propulsion systems for the hypersonic, space and aeroengine sectors, announced that it has acquired Metaltech Machine & Tool. Based in Scottsboro, Alabama, Metaltech is a wire EDM-focused machine shop that has supported its customers’ metal finishing needs for 27 years. The acquisition of Metaltech, a supplier to Plasma Processes for over 15 years, vertically integrates a key step in Plasma’s supply chain.

“We are delighted to add Metaltech to the Plasma Processes’ family,” said Tim McKechnie, President of Plasma Processes. “This acquisition enables Plasma Processes to better support our customers’ needs by providing greater value as a tiered supplier. Plasma Processes can now provide a more end-to-end solution, becoming a one-stop shop in metalworking and post processing.”

“We are very excited to join the Plasma Processes team,” says Metaltech Machine & Tool founder Roger Dobbins. “I look forward to the future growth of Metaltech operations through the support of Plasma Processes’ organization.”

Mitch Ulman, Vice President at Blue Sea Capital, added, “Since we partnered together, Plasma Processes’ unique capabilities have been increasingly sought after by customers. We are very pleased to bring Metaltech into the Plasma Processes platform, expanding our capability set and positioning the Company for continued growth in the years ahead.”

 About Plasma Processes

Plasma Processes ( is a provider of components and coatings used in ultra-high temperature environments. The Company specializes in materials such as iridium, rhenium, tungsten and molybdenum and can apply coatings or create parts and powders using advanced deposition processes to improve wear and corrosion resistance, electrical isolation and thermal protection. Plasma Processes’ components and coatings are sold to a broad base of blue-chip customers across the space, defense and commercial aerospace sectors. Plasma Processes’ Rubicon Space Systems division is a leading provider of space craft propulsion systems and thrusters that use the low-toxicity “green” and safe Advanced Space Craft Energetic Non-Toxic propellant (ASCENT). The Company is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama and employs over 60 full-time employees across two facilities.

Blue Sea Capital is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies valued up to $300 million. The firm has over $1.4 billion in assets under management and invests across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented leaders and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance and business transformation.

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