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Northern is your source for premium quality composite materials. Serving the composites, metal bonding and tooling industries since 1965. Our technical sales staff are available to assist you with your next project.

Northern Timeline:

  2016


Northern brands it's own process materials product line.



 2015


Northern celebrates 50 years in business.

Henkel recognizes Northern for 20 years of service as a distributor.

Courtney Kapral joins the Northern Sales Team.



2014


Jake Antoniello joins the Northern Sales Team.

Sean Bresnahan recognized by Henkel Aerospace as "Salesman of the Year".



2013


BCC Tooling Materials added to Northern's line card.

Tencate Tooling Prepregs signed up in Eastern US & Canada.

16' x 26' freezer added in Greensboro, NC.



2012


Northern expands its Technical Sales Force to 8 representatives.

Diab Structural Foam and Balsa Cores added to Northern's line-up.



2011


Northern's Greensboro facility is relocated to a larger 20000sf facility to meet increasing demand.

Northern Fiber Glass Sales changes its name to Northern Composites, better reflecting its current business.



2009


Northern brand introduced. Northern AS9120 certification expanded to AS9100 to cover manufacturing activities.



2008


Northern selects Greensboro, NC as the location for its new stocking and service facility. Second warehouse in Greensboro, NC is opened to better serve Northern’s southeastern and mid-west customers. Northern becomes a Hysol Aerospace adhesives distributor for Henkel Aerospace.



2006


Between 1980 and 2006 the company grows from 3 to 18 employees. In the same time frame sales grow from $0.5M to $30M. To support sales growth, an additional 3000sf warehouse occupied. ISO 9001 and AS9120 certifications are achieved.



2005


Advanced Ceramics Research names Northern as distributor of its wash-out tooling materials.



2001


Northern honored the first of three times as BGF’s “Distributor of the Year”.



1997


Newport (Now Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites) awards Northern “Outstanding Sales Representative”.



1994


Current President Dick Hewett joins Northern.



1988


Northern relocates to a larger 12000sf premises in Hampton, NH.



1985


Furane (now Huntsman) names Northern as its sales representative for aerospace adhesives.



1983


Northern changes its relationship with Burlington Glass Fabrics and becomes a distributor.
Precision Fabrics Group names Northern as a sales representative / distributor of its peel ply products. Newport Adhesives names Northern as a sales representative for its prepreg and adhesive products.



1982


Tim Sullivan joins Northern Fiber Glass Sales. A partnership is forged that will guide Northern for many years.



1980


Current owner and President Ray Miller joins Northern Fiber Glass Sales. With a vision to expand the company, Ray steers Northern in the direction of “advanced composites”.



1977


Richmond Aircraft Products (Now Cytec Process Materials, Inc.) names Northern as its exclusive distributor in the Eastern USA and Canada for its vacuum bagging consumables line.



1965


Northern Fiber Glass, Inc. is founded as a sales representative for then Burlington Glass Fabrics. Northern occupies a small office space behind a plumbing supply store in South Hampton, NH.

 
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