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We've been innovating aerospace manufacturing solutions since Albert Nelson Jr. founded our company in 1946. Globe Engineering has always distinguished itself as a company that says "We can do it!" That can-do attitude remains at our core decades later and fuels everything we do to serve our valued clients.

 Globe founder Albert Nelson, Jr. earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, then worked at Boeing Wichita during World War II. In 1946, Albert started his own business in his garage. Under the company name “Parent Ease,” Albert built sturdy, nearly indestructible children’s furniture from aircraft-grade aluminum tubes, which he formed on a tube-bender of his own design. Before long, Albert won his first aircraft contract, building drop tank frames. More aviation contracts soon followed and Albert changed the company name to “Globe Engineering.”

When Albert visited customers, he went straight to their engineers and asked them for their problem parts. Globe Engineering soon earned a reputation for successfully tackling the tough jobs that other companies wouldn’t—or couldn’t—make.

Albert always believed in keeping Globe on the leading edge of technology by investing in the latest machinery and processes. He purchased the very first Cincinnati Deep Draw Hydroform machine, one of the first Hydrospin units, and he was a pioneer in the laser-cutting of aviation sheet metal.

Albert brought out the best in his employees by assigning them a job with little instruction, while expecting them to find the most efficient way to get it done. But Albert was often out on the shop floor, helping employees through difficult projects with “hands-on” assistance of his own.

In 1994, Albert retired and sold Globe Engineering to his employees under an ESOP program. Each and every one of our 214 employees has a personal stake in building the highest quality aircraft components and assemblies in the world. And Globe Engineering founder Albert Nelson, Jr.’s “can do” attitude is still a vital part of our culture.

As our company has grown, so have our facilities in Wichita, Kansas, the Air Capitol of the World. Globe Engineering’s main campus comprises 250,000 square feet for manufacturing, offices and tool storage. Our new Sheridan Facility contains 24,000 square feet of manufacturing and finishing space and we have an additional 20,000 square feet of space in an off-site warehouse.

Globe’s founder, Albert Nelson Jr., always invested in state-of-the-art equipment and processes. We’ve continued to invest in our company, regularly purchasing new machinery, upgrading technology, expanding manufacturing and office space and increasing our total capacity.

Recent equipment and manufacturing additions include full in-house machining capabilities, small-diameter CNC tube- bending, three all-electric tube benders and two optical-measuring tube inspection machines.