KWD Produces and Ships 2 Radome Dollies
by: PDI
Nov 17, 2020
Within the past several weeks, KWD produced and shipped 2 Radome Dollies (part no. 3401350-175, NSN 1730-00-657-1177) to two different customers in the U.S. The Radome Dolly is used to carry, transport and store the C-130 radome when needed for repair. The unit has approximate dimensions of 96 in X 82.5 in X 76.5 in.
PDI Receives SOCOM-141 Trailer Order
by: PDI
Sep 22, 2020
This week, PDI received an order for 4 SOCOM-141 munitions and cargo trailers. The trailer has a 5,700 pound load capacity and is designed to carry small munitions (grenades, hellfire missiles, etc) and additional cargo used by the Army Special Operations Command. The trailers are tarped and netted in bunkers until needed and are air transportable. As stated by a Sergeant from their Special Operations Aviation Regiment, "These trailers have seen extensive use in training and real world operations worldwide. They are absolutely vital to the successful accomplishment of our mission."
KWD Designs Custom LM-100 Maintenance Stand
by: PDI
Aug 13, 2020
KWD engineering team recently completed a custom maintenance stand design for the LM-100/L-100 aircraft. The 6-month effort began for KWD in Q1 2020 after receiving a contract from an MRO organization in the United States to "design and build a maintenance stand to support our maintenance efforts on and around Lockheed Martin L-100 aircraft." KWD will now begin its production phase of manufacturing the unit to prepare for delivery and installation in early 2021.
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KWD Produces Paratroop Door Stairs for Major Defense Contractor
by: PDI
Aug 7, 2020
In July, KWD produced and shipped multiple Paratroop Door Stair Assemblies (part no. 38-510-102; NSN 1730-01-656-8813) to a major defense contractor located in the United States. The unit provides access to the paratroop door and can be used with the paratroop door in-place. It is an aluminum-constructed assembly with 40-inch wide stair treads, and includes four swivel lock casters and four manual jacks for up to 12 inches of vertical adjustment.
PDI Receives MHU-141 Sustainment Kit Order from NSPA Agency / NATO
by: PDI
Jun 30, 2020
This month, PDI received an order for 23 MHU-141 sustainment kits (PDI part no. 3-913) from NSPA on behalf of a NATO country. Deliveries will occur within a 60-day timeframe. Shown above is a 3D rendering of the kit. Read More
The PDI Group's Instagram Gains Following
by: PDI
Jun 18, 2020
The PDI Group's Instagram account ( continues to gain followers. We thank all those who have shown interest - and who continue to show interest - in our world-class weapons handling and aircraft support products. Without ground support, there is no air support!
KWD Ships Prop Stand to Middle East Customer
by: PDI
May 12, 2020
Pictured above at PDI/KWD manufacturing facility is work-in-process of Propeller Stand, part no. 133-384029-1 (KWD part no. 450-100-1). This month, KWD shipped this "Prop Stand" to a Middle East customer. The "Prop Stand" carries two propellers and specifically provides for transportation, storage and maintenance of JPATS T-6A aircraft propellers.
KWD Receives NAVAIR Order for 9 Propeller Dollies
by: PDI
May 11, 2020
This month, KWD received an order from NAVAIR for 9 propeller dollies (part no. 207-000-104). The unit is used for transportation and storage of the GE Aviation R391 six bladed propeller used on the C-130J aircraft and the C-27J model aircraft. The unit also provides with an arbor post for the Hamilton Standard 54H60 four bladed propeller, used on the P-3 and the C130B-H models. KWD is also currently in initial stages of developing a modification to the dolly to allow it to support the 8-blade NP2000 propeller.
KWD Receives 'Top Performer' Rating from Lockheed Martin
by: PDI
Mar 11, 2020
This month, KWD Aircraft Support Equipment received a 'Top Performer' quality and delivery rating from Lockheed Martin for all shipments occurring within the prior 12 months. Of the 37 lots shipped between March 2019 and February 2020, all received the highest quality and on-time ratings, with zero reported deficiencies.
KWD Receives Order from US Navy for 32 QEC Dollies
by: PDI
Jan 21, 2020
This month, KWD Aircraft Support Equipment received an order from the US Navy for 32 Quick Engine Change (QEC) Dollies, part no. 200-000-101, NSN 1740-00-106-8512. Deliveries will occur in Q2 2020. Read More
PDI Receives Multiple Munitions Trailer Contracts from Middle East Customer
by: PDI
Jan 7, 2020
At the end of 2019, PDI received multiple contracts to produce a total of 50 MHU-110/M and MHU-141/M munitions trailers in support of a foreign military sale to a Middle East customer. Deliveries will occur in 2020.
PDI Receives Order for 5 ea MHU-141's for End User Air Force in Southeast Asian Region
by: PDI
Dec 2, 2019
In late November, PDI received an order for 5 each MHU-141 munitions trailers (part no. 748500, NSN 1740-01-031-5868) in support of an air force in the Southeast Asian region. The purchase is an add-on to prior orders in recent years for the same end user as they have seen improved efficiencies in flight line operations using PDI's MHU-141's.
PDI Produces F-16 Pylon Launcher Stands for Air Force Customer
by: PDI
Nov 7, 2019
In October, PDI produced 4 each F-16 Pylon Launcher Stands, part no. 200025470-10, for a U.S. Air Force customer. The Stand - which is load tested at 5,000 pounds prior to shipping - is used to carry, transport, store and maintain F-16 pylon launchers. See more at our Instagram page by clicking READ MORE below. Read More
KWD to Attend C-130 TCG in Orlando, FL, October 21st and 22nd
by: PDI
Oct 8, 2019
KWD representatives will be in attendance at the upcoming C-130 TCG Conference being held in Orlando, Florida, on October 21 and October 22, 2019. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event and we are excited to see familiar faces - and meet new ones - at the show. Stop by our booth #105!
US Navy Orders 106 CV22 Engine Trailers
by: PDI
Sep 16, 2019
This month, the US Navy placed an order with PDI for 106 ea of the 3000-series engine trailers (part no. 107640) in support of its CV22/MV22 program. Deliveries will occur in 2020. The 3000 series engine trailer is used to transport, store, remove and replace engines on multiple types of aircraft, including the F-15, F-16, and F-22. The trailer allows for easy transport of aircraft engines so that engines can be properly maintained and/or replaced. PDI has produced approximately 150 units for the US Navy since 2012.
PDI Awarded F-16 Gun Maintenance Trailer Contract from U.S. Air Force
by: PDI
Aug 30, 2019
PDI was recently awarded a contract from the United States Air Force to manufacture 3 each F-16 gun maintenance trailers, part no. 20084625-10. The trailer is used to carry, transport and store F-16 guns so that airmen can perform proper maintenance. "We are excited to add this new product line to the... Read More
PDI Receives Contract to Produce 73 Generator Wheel Kits, part no. 6-479
by: PDI
Aug 19, 2019
PDI was recently awarded a contract for 73 generator wheel kits, part no. 6-479 (NSN 6115-01-573-5922), via third-party logistics program to support the United States Air Force. Deliveries will occur in Q4 calendar year 2019.
PDI Receives Order for 8 each MHU-141 Munitions Trailers for Asia-Pacific Customer
by: PDI
Jul 17, 2019
This month, PDI received an order from PROS V for 8 each MHU-141 munitions trailers in support of a foreign military sale to an air force in the Asia-Pacific region. Deliveries will be made Q4 2019.  The MHU-141 is a 5,700 pound capacity, nuclear certified trailer that is used to carry, transport and store air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions.
PDI Receives Order for 4 ea Engine Transport Trailers for European End User
by: PDI
Jun 27, 2019
This week, PDI received an order for 4 each 3000-series engine transport trailers (part no. 4800-000-00) to support a European end user. "We have seen a surge in demand for our engine trailers," said Nathan Haber, Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "We are committed to providing these trailers in a timely manner so that military aircraft can be properly serviced without disruption."
Cleveland State University President, Harlan M. Sands, Pays Visit to PDI
by: PDI
May 15, 2019
Last week, Cleveland State University president, Harlan M. Sands (pictured, right), stopped by PDI for a tour of the facility with PDI owner and president, Irwin G. Haber. You can see Mr. Sands' tweet about his visit via the following link: @CSU_President :: Twitter
PDI Receives Add-On Order for 18 MHU-110/M Munitions Trailers
by: PDI
Apr 22, 2019
PDI has received an add-on order from one of its foreign military customers for 18 each MHU-110/M munitions trailers. Deliveries will begin in Q3 2019.
PDI Receives Contract to Produce 103 each AMMPS Generator Retrofit Wheel Kits
by: PDI
Mar 21, 2019
PDI recently received a U.S. DoD contract to produce 103 each retrofit wheel kits (PDI part no. 5647-01, NSN 6115-01-669-1192) for the AMMPS Generators used by multiple U.S. military branches. The contract, which will be completed in the Summer of 2019, proceeds several years after PDI had designed the retrofit kits and after testing had been proven and accepted at Holloman Air Force Base. The versatility of these "universal" kits provides the Government with an efficient and effective sustainment option, supporting 15 KW, 30 KW and 60 KW generator sets.
BAE Systems Issues 100% Gold Rating to PDI
by: PDI
Feb 27, 2019
BAE Systems recently issued a supplier scorecard to PDI with an overall 100% quality and delivery rating, earning PDI as a gold status supplier to one of the world's largest defense contractors.
Sullair OFD1550 Compressor - Using PDI Running Gear - Receives RER 2018 Innovative Product Award
by: PDI
Feb 7, 2019
Rental Equipment Register (RER) magazine has selected the Sullair OFD1550 portable oil free rotary screw air compressor - which is mobilized using PDI running gear - as the top winner in the Compressors/Air Tools equipment category of its 2018 Innovative Product Awards. Read More
The PDI Group Acquires KWD Manufacturing
by: PDI
Jan 10, 2019
PDI Welcomes Teresa Huber to its Board of Advisors
by: PDI
Dec 10, 2018
PDI welcomes Teresa Huber, CEO of Intervala, LLC, to its Board of Advisors! Intervala is a full-service manufacturer of high-reliability, precision electronic and electromechanical products. Ms. Huber was named CEO of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council at its 22nd Annual Tech 50 Awards on October 25, 2018. The awards celebrate southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative and thought-leading technology companies. The CEO of the Year award recognizes Huber as the top tech executive in the region.
USAF Officials Inspect MHU's for International Shipment to Asia Pacific Region
by: PDI
Dec 3, 2018
US Air Force officials from Eglin Air Force Base visited PDI recently to inspect and sign off on MHU-110 and MHU-141 munitions trailers that are headed to a foreign military customer in the Asia Pacific region. This requirement was part of a large weapons and weapons support equipment procurement being managed by the contracting officials at Eglin. All inspections passed smoothly and the munitions trailers are now being routed overseas.
PDI Begins Deliveries for 3000 Series Engine Trailers, part no. 4800-000-00
by: PDI
Sep 5, 2018
In late August, PDI began shipments of 57 ea 3000 series engine trailer (part no. 4800-000-00) for a foreign military sales (FMS) case that will ultimately arrive to a Middle East end user. Shipments will continue throughout the next month until all units have been completed and shipped on this program. - Above is a picture of the disassembled engine trailer (1 ea) contained in an overseas storage container/box that provides for ease of use and logistics for the end user. PDI looks forward to providing foreign end users additional 3000 series engine trailers through future FMS and/or direct commercial procurement cases.
PDI Receives Order for 18 ea MHU-110 Munitions Trailers
by: PDI
Aug 14, 2018
PDI has received a contract to produce 18 ea MHU-110 munitions trailers for a Middle East air force customer! The MHU-110 is 15,000 pound capacity, "workhorse" munitions trailer that carries air-to-ground munitions and has a service life of 25 years.
PDI Welcomes Dale Walters as Vice President, Operations
by: PDI
Jul 16, 2018
PDI is excited to welcome Dale Walters, Vice President - Operations, to the team! Dale is a degreed mechanical engineer and a certified Six Sigma lean manufacturing green belt who brings decades of experience in the manufacturing arena. We look forward to continued growth opportunities under Dale's leadership.
PDI Receives President's "E" Award for Export Excellence
by: PDI
May 23, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented PDI with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2018. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Read More
General Atomics Aeronautical Presents PDI with 2017 Supplier Excellence Award
by: PDI
May 2, 2018
On Tuesday May 1, 2018, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GAAS) presented PDI with a 2017 Supplier Excellence Award for quality and delivery performance. The award was reserved for the top one percent (1%) of GAAS suppliers.
PDI Begins Deliveries Ahead of Schedule for MHU-110 and MHU-141 Munitions Trailer Contracts
by: PDI
May 1, 2018
PDI is pleased to announce that the Company has begun deliveries ahead of schedule for both the MHU-110 and MHU-141 munitions trailer contracts as part of a multi-year effort for a customer in the Middle East. Deliveries will extend through the first half of calendar year 2019.
PDI Secures Year-Long MHU-141/M Munitions Trailer Production Contract!
by: PDI
Apr 10, 2018
PDI is pleased to announce having secured a year long production contract for MHU-141/M munitions trailers for an air force customer in the Middle East! This contract is part of a multi-year, multi-release effort for aircraft fleet modernization. Read More
PDI Welcomes Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Adminstration
by: PDI
Apr 5, 2018
On Thursday, April 5, 2018, PDI welcomed Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As the awardee of the SBA's 2017 Exporter of the Year for Region V, PDI was honored and proud to have the opportunity to tell her the PDI story and show her the weapons and aircraft support equipment we produce for the United States Air Force, Navy, Army and 45 allied air forces worldwide.
PDI Secures Year-Long MHU-110/M Munitions Trailer Production Contract!
by: PDI
Feb 12, 2018
PDI is pleased to announce having secured a year long production contract for MHU-110/M munitions trailers for an air force customer in the Middle East! This contract is part of a multi-year, multi-release effort for aircraft fleet modernization. Read More
PDI Receives ISO 9001:2015 Registration
by: PDI
Feb 5, 2018
On February 5, 2018, PDI was issued its Intertek Certificate of Registration as an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer and supplier. Per the certificate, the management system is applicable to the "Design, development and manufacture of Munitions Handling Units, weapons handling/transport/storage and counter-measure systems, and other ground support equipment."
PDI Confirmed as Official Registered Supplier of Indian Air Force
by: PDI
Nov 1, 2017
In a letter written from the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Headquarters in New Delhi, dated October 18, 2017, PDI was notified that it had become an officially approved vendor allowed to bid on solicitations directly with the IAF. PDI is honored to support the world's fourth largest air force in the production and supply of premier weapons handling systems used primarily for flight line operations.

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