Barber-Nichols Recognized by Virgin Orbit

Barber-Nichols, A Graham Corporation Company, Recognized by Virgin Orbit as a Critical Supplier 

BATAVIA, NY, September 19, 2022 – Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM), a global leader in the design and manufacture of mission-critical fluid, power, heat transfer, and vacuum technologies for the defense, space, energy, and process industries, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Barber-Nichols, was named by Virgin Orbit as a critical supplier.

“We are honored to be recognized by Virgin Orbit for the value our solutions and engineering services add to their air-launch liquid rocket engines,” commented Matthew Malone, VP and General Manager of Barber-Nichols. “For more than 25 years, we have been developing and providing leading technology for the space industry, which includes nearly 10 years in support of Virgin Orbit. I want to thank our employees for making this recognition possible. We look forward to growing our relationship and collaborating on driving innovative solutions well into the future.”

Virgin Orbit Andrew Toache, VP of Supply Chain, Logistics, Facilities and Security, remarked, “Your services have been essential to our continued success, and we look forward to launching with your support in the future.”  In addition, Jayni Han, Senior Manager of Purchasing/Planning, said “You have been with us since the start and are always responsive, knowledgeable, and professional.”

Graham is a global leader in the design and manufacture of mission-critical fluid, power, heat transfer, and vacuum technologies for the defense, space, energy, and process industries.  The Graham Manufacturing and Barber-Nichols’ global brands are built upon world-renowned engineering expertise in vacuum and heat transfer, cryogenic pumps, and turbomachinery technologies, as well as its responsive and flexible service and the unsurpassed quality customers have come to expect from the Company’s products and systems.

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Virgin Orbit (Nasdaq: VORB) operates one of the most flexible and responsive space launch systems ever built. Founded by Sir Richard Branson in 2017, the company began commercial service in 2021, and has already delivered commercial, civil, national security, and international satellites into orbit. Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rockets are designed and manufactured in Long Beach, California, and are air-launched from a modified 747-400 carrier aircraft that allows Virgin Orbit to operate from locations all over the world in order to best serve each customer’s needs. Learn more at and visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @virginorbit, and on
Instagram @virgin.orbit.

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