Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division - Milledgeville was opened in 1975 by the Grumman Aerospace Corporation. The company's initial focus and purpose was on the manufacture of composite parts. At that time, the industry was in the early stages of development and much of the work was “wet layup” of fiberglass details for the military aircraft.
Over the years, the company has produced structure for everything from the F-14 Tomcat to the Space Shuttle, to numerous commercial and business jets. Today, the line is even broader with products on the newest commercial airliners, unmanned aerial vehicles and leading-edge military platforms.
The company has grown over time from a small building that once housed a dress factory, to a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex with 650,000 square feet.
Along with growth and industry consolidation, the site’s name has changed several times. In 1994, Grumman merged with Northrop and the site became a Northrop Grumman facility. Then in 2000, Northrop Grumman eliminated its aerospace structures holdings and the Milledgeville site became part of Vought Aircraft Industries. In 2010, Triumph Group purchased Vought and renamed this site to Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division - Milledgeville.