U.S. Congressman Steve Knight (CA-25) Tours Meggitt Control Systems Facilities in Simi Valley, California

Aug 04, 2015, 14:50 ET from Meggitt Control Systems

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, representing California's 25th district, visited and toured the Meggitt Control Systems facilities in Simi Valley on July 31.

For the newly elected Congressman, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, it was the first visit to the location which also serves as the U.S. headquarters for parent company, London-based Meggitt PLC. The Congressman also serves in the House committees for Space Science and Technology and Small Business.

"Businesses like Meggitt Control Systems, and their many suppliers, represent the backbone of our economy. They employ our neighbors and create excellent products that help millions of Americans," said Congressman Knight. "I appreciate their commitment to our community and thank them for taking the time to show me their Simi Valley facility."

The 272,000-sq.-ft., three-building Meggitt campus employs some 550 people and represents approximately $200 million in annual revenue. It houses the division's executive team and functional leadership for engineering, administration, manufacturing, and sales and marketing as well as its production operations.

"We are very proud to be a longstanding member of the area's business community," said Meggitt Control Systems General Manager Jim Healy. "It continues to provide the resources we require to maintain our leadership position in the industries we serve."

Meggitt products are sold worldwide to the aerospace, defense and energy markets. Meggitt Control Systems offerings include fire protection and control systems; bleed air leak detection systems; oil, gas and nuclear energy systems; electro-mechanical and pneumatic actuation systems; restraint systems; and silicon dioxide cables.

For information on Meggitt Control Systems, visit www.meggittsafety.com.

About Meggitt Control Systems

Headquartered in Simi Valley, Calif., Meggitt Control Systems has been designing and manufacturing aircraft fire detection and industrial fire/gas protection systems for over 35 years with a proven track record for developing innovative solutions for airframe manufacturers, engine/APU system suppliers and airline end users. A unit of London-based Meggitt PLC, it also produces ducting and polymer seals for engine and airframe applications, mineral insulated (silicon dioxide) cables for aircraft wiring systems and heat exchangers as well as providing repair and overhaul services. www.megggittsafety.com

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