LMI Aerospace Inc was founded in 1948. The Company is a supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components, and design engineering services to the aerospace and defense markets. The Company provides a array of manufacturing capabilities, as well as engineering and value-added services to the large commercial, corporate and regional, and military aircraft markets. It also provide prototyping, testing and design capabilities to customers in support of new product development and in-service aircraft. LMI Aerospace is a preferred supplier to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 aerospace suppliers. In addition to aerospace products, the Company produces components and assemblies for laser equipment used by semiconductor equipment manufacturers, electronic and electrical wire harnesses, cable assemblies, and mechanical sub-assemblies for the air and rail traffic control, medical equipment, telecommunications, and heavy equipment industries. The Company operates in two business segments consisting of: Aerostructures segment and Engineering Services segment. Its Aerostructures segment fabricates, machines, finishes, integrates, assembles and kits machined and formed close tolerance aluminum, specialty alloy and composite components and higher level assemblies for use by the aerospace and defense industries. The Company also offers its customers value-added services related to the design, production, assembly and distribution of aerospace components and deliver kits of products directly to customer points of use. Its Engineering Services segment provides a complete range of design, engineering and program management services, supporting aircraft product lifecycles from conceptual design, analysis and certification through production support, fleet support, and service life extensions via a complete turnkey engineering solution to OEMs and Tier 1 aerospace suppliers. Its competitors in the aerospace industry consist of a large, fragmented group of companies, including certain business units or affiliates of its customers. The Companys operations are subject to extensive and frequently changing federal, state and local laws and substantial regulation by government agencies.
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