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DH Sutherland and Core Tech Enter Joint Venture

By Scott Stover

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Beaverton, OR

DH Sutherland, a 70-year-old global supplier of advanced composite materials, announced today its exclusive Joint Venture Partnership with Core Tech LLC in Tacoma, Washington.

Dana Pratt, owner of Core Tech LLC, has long been a friend to DH Sutherland. This new partnership expands DH Sutherland’s aerospace structures, interior and MRO business units while energizing Core Tech’s growth.

“This announcement compliments our continued focus on value creation with broader capabilities to serve our aerospace customers around the globe,” said Scott Stover, Vice President of Business Development. “Dana and his team bring just-in-time expertise to a new level with the ability to slice honeycomb and foam core well within customer required tolerances and below minimum order quantities. We look forward to delivering Nomex, aluminum and foam core to our customer’s specifications, quickly.”

The partnership with Core Tech includes a variety of elements such as: staff training, customer interface, export compliant shipments, sales coverage in the Asia Pacific region, R&D projects for automated core filling within the aerospace structures and interior business.

As DH Sutherland approaches its 70th anniversary, and third generation of family ownership, President Andrew Crouse and team continue to discover quality customers and suppliers. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dana Pratt and the Core Tech team into the family.” said Crouse.


About DH Sutherland

Founded in 1951, DH Sutherland supplies time and temperature-sensitive chemicals and specialty materials with a focus on keeping customers ahead of the design and production process.


About Core Tech

Core Tech, LLC Est. February 2018, is a honeycomb core stocking company that is passionate about provisioning the Airline and MRO supply chain with aerospace qualified honeycomb core materials.