PATASKALA, Ohio , June 28, 2017 (Newswire.com) - On June 16, 2017, Ridge Corporation teamed with aerospace technology company FlexSys Inc. to apply their advanced technology to aerodynamic devices used in the trucking industry to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency. FlexSys, a Michigan-based company, has been developing advanced aircraft wing technologies with the Air Force Research Laboratories for the past 16 years and has validated their concepts through ongoing NASA flight tests on a Gulfstream business jet (See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvlucywvtd4). The patented technology involves variable-geometry control surface mechanisms that use the inherent flexibility of aerospace materials to continuously reshape optimal aerodynamic profiles.
“Ridge’s goal is to incorporate this new technology as a complement to our own engineering expertise and our ability to quickly move new technologies to market”, said Ridge Corporation’s CEO Gary Grandominico. The two companies have agreed to join forces to combine the latest aerospace technologies with the real-world requirements of the trucking industry. “We have found a strong partner in Ridge Corporation and are looking forward to applying our technology to the field of truck aerodynamics,” said FlexSys COO Dave Hornick. The team’s goal is to produce resilient, low-complexity, cost-effective devices that improve fuel saving over currently available technologies.
About Ridge Corporation:
Ridge Corporation was incorporated in 2004 by Gary Grandominico, Ray McDonald and Dominic Grandominico to provide the transportation industry with engineered solutions backed by sound manufacturing processes. Ridge’s advanced materials solutions have been continuously improved by materials R&D, investment in human resources, and the development of advanced manufacturing systems. Ridge prides itself on giving its customers an edge in materials performance day after day.
Ridge Corporation, an Ohio based company, uses advanced materials to produce engineered solutions for multiple industries including all modes of freight transport. Using high performance materials coupled with proprietary manufacturing techniques, Ridge delivers a wide variety of design solutions that not only meet, but often exceed, customers’ expectations.
More about Ridge Corporation at www.ridgecorp.com