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Nex-Tech Processing receives approval for Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter

Nex-Tech Processing has received approval from Lockheed Martin to process aluminum components for its Joint Strike Fighter program.

The Wichita metal finishing company has been granted approval to provide penetrant inspection, hardness and conductivity testing, chromic acid anodizing, chemical conversion coatings and the prime, paint and fuel tank coating.

“This is a big win for NTP and the community as a whole,” Nex-Tech Processing general manager Terry Karst said in a statement.

Earning the approval means the company can support Wichita machine shops that fabricate parts for the Joint Strike Fighter program, Karst said.