Macy Introduces Pilot Innovations

 

Macy Industries, located in Hooksett, New Hampshire, has been growing since 1975. Founded by Marcel Mercier and now run by his son, CEO Nick Mercier, Macy has always sought to bring together a team of experienced engineers and highly talented fabricators to provide all of their New England customers with a wide range of custom metal products. From industrial fabrications such as platforms and dust collectors, to more architectural items such as copper countertops and custom artwork, Macy has become known as a one-stop-shop for any metal need.

Like all successful companies, Macy has had to change and evolve significantly over time. Seven years ago, for instance, Macy embarked on an exciting journey into the world of advanced composites like carbon fiber. At the time, the engineering team at Macy was approached by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop a highly specialized new product. The “LAL-18 Project” as it was called began in 2010, in response to a USSOCOM requirement for a long-reach, lightweight, compact, transportable ladder for use in “extreme environmental and strategic conditions”. After extensive R&D, field, and lab testing, the final product was approved and has been fielded to USSOCOM units since early 2016. Macy’s solution was a retractable carbon fiber ladder that extends to 18 feet but weighs only 18 pounds, with its ultimate load capacity at over 1000 pounds!

Now an established advanced composites manufacturer, Macy has recently created a high-tech spin off called Pilot Innovations. Pilot’s passion is solutions, or as Nick would say, “unique solutions for elite clients.” He goes on to explain, “we solve problems for our customers with a combination of innovative design, rapid prototyping, and quick-turn production. We’re agile, realistic, and solutions-oriented. With the understanding of and access to numerous materials and technologies, we welcome the challenge to partner with elite individuals and organizations to help take ideas from concept to field.”

For more information about Macy Industries of Pilot Innovation’s capabilities, feel free to call us at (603) 623-5568 or contact us online.