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Astraius Announces Northrop Grumman and Exquadrum as Key Propulsion Suppliers

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ASTRAIUS ANNOUNCES KEY SUPPLIERS AT FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
ASTRAIUS ON TRACK FOR FIRST SATELLITE LAUNCH FROM PRESTWICK SPACEPORT IN 2024

19 July 2022, Farnborough, UK:

Astraius, the UK-based, horizontal launch company, has today announced two key suppliers for its innovative launch solution. Northrop Grumman has been selected as the first and second stage motor supplier, and Exquadrum will provide the upper-stage motor. With these best-of-the-best industry leaders, Astraius is on-track for first launch in Spring 2024. The announcement received the support of the UK Space Agency at the Farnborough International Air Show. (more…)

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A New Corporate Headquarters and Facility Expansion – Highlight a Year of Building for Exquadrum

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For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com

VICTORVILLE, CA, February 25, 2022 – Moving into a new corporate headquarters, successfully completing several critical R&D programs, expanding its FORGE test facility, working towards AS9100 certification, supporting higher education, growing its technical support services division, and making substantial progress on its new igniter product line were among the highlights for Exquadrum in 2021. (more…)

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Exquadrum, Inc. Achieves AS9100 Quality Management Certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR)

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For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

AS9100 certification for aviation, space and defense organizations demonstrates Exquadrum, Inc.’s commitment to aerospace industry expectations

VICTORVILLE, CA February 15, 2022– Exquadrum, Inc. has achieved AS9100 aerospace management systems certification from NSF-ISR, an NSF International company. Certification to AS9100, a widely adopted quality management system for the aerospace industry, ensures a framework for continual improvement and access to best practices from across the aerospace industry, while serving as a precursor for Exquadrum to qualify as a supplier in the aviation, space, and defense supply chain. (more…)

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Businesses Co-Located at SCLA Work Together to Build Next Generation Rocket Motors

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

Stacy DeVoll, VicePresident
760-246-0142
stacy@devollrubber.com

Victorville, CA –Exquadrum, Inc and DeVoll Rubber MFG Group,Inc are working together to produce the next generation of hypersonic boost glide upper stage rocket motors. The two companies are co-located at Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville, CA just minutes from each other and have been working together on the High Desert Manufactures Council to better prepare the region for an increased manufacturing presence. Exquadrum’s need for a custom rubber formulation and specialty processing led them to contract with DeVoll Rubber, who is an expert in developing unique rubber solutions for demanding applications. (more…)

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With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 97%, Exquadrum Ranks No. 167 on Inc. Magazine’s List of California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

ADELANTO, CA, March 25, 2021 – Exquadrum, Inc., a Research and Development Aerospace engineering company, has been named on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing 5,000 private companies in America in 2021. Inc. Magazine revealed that Exquadrum ranked 167 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of theannual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy’s most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. (more…)

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Exquadrum,Inc.Invests in Corporate Headquarters at Southern California Logistics Airport

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

VICTORVILLE, CA, March 23, 2021 – Exquadrum Inc.’s, Kevin Mahaffy and Eric Schmidt, have purchased a 66,000 square-foot commercial building at Southern California Logistics Airport from Stirling Development. The building, previously leased by Exquadrum, will be home to Exquadrum’s Corporate Headquarters. (more…)

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Technical Success and Corporate Growth Highlight a Great 2020

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

ADELANTO, CA, January 28, 2021–Successfully completing the second series of hot-fire tests of a revolutionary new rocket, being certified as a social disadvantaged, minority-owned small business by the Small Business Administration (SBA), dramatically expanding its technical services division,and winning several new contracts to support the Nation’s Research and Development (R&D) efforts in rocket technology were among the highlights for Exquadrum in 2020. (more…)

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Exquadrum Recognized for Commitment to Employing Veterans

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

ADELANTO, CA,November 11, 2020–Exquadrum, Inc., a Research and Development Aerospace engineering company, hasbeen recognized by the federal government for their commitment to employing veterans. (more…)

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Exquadrum Listed on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

ADELANTO, CA, August 21, 2020 – Exquadrum, Inc., a Research and Development Aerospace engineering company, has been named on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing 5,000 private companies in America in 2020. Joining the elite group of organizations who’ve been recognized over the years such as Microsoft, Vizio, Oracle, Patagonia, and more, this list honors companies who’ve achieved a significant increase in revenue and personnel over a three-year span. Exquadrum ranked 3748 on the Year 2020 Inc. 5000 list, showcasing an annual revenue growth rate of 97% over the last three years. (more…)

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Exquadrum Awarded Certification in U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program

ADELANTO, CA, August 7, 2020 – Exquadrum, Inc. has been notified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the company has been accepted into the SBA 8(a) Business Development program. Exquadrum provides capabilities across a wide spectrum of engineering, manufacturing, testing, and technical services. (more…)

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Exquadrum-Dynetics Achieve Successful Final Full-Scale OpFires Rocket Test

For more information, contact:
Kevin E. Mahaffy, Chief Executive Officer
760-530-7921
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com

Kristina Hendrix, APR, Corporate Communications Manager
256-713-5453
kristina.hendrix@dynetics.com

Exquadrum-Dynetics Achieve Successful Final Full-scale OpFires Rocket Test
Exquadrum and Dynetics mature rocket technology for hypersonic weapons booster system

VICTORVILLE, California, 22 June2020–Exquadrum, Inc. of Adelanto, California,successfully completed its second and final hot-fire test of the revolutionary new rocket being developed to accomplish the DARPA Operational Fires (OpFires) advanced hypersonic weapon system mission objectives. The technology maturation event demonstrated Exquadrum’s innovative rocket propulsion system at full-scale and for full-duration at the company’s FORGE Rocket Test Facility at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. This test is the culmination of Phase 2of the company’s$15.1M prime contract,which was awarded to Exquadrum in September 2018. The team of Exquadrum and Dynetics, of Huntsville, Alabama, worked jointly to develop the second stage of the OpFires weapon system. (more…)

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Exquadrum,Inc. Breaks Ground on Corporate Headquarters at Southern California Logistics Airport

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

VICTORVILLE, CA,March 11, 2020 – Exquadrum Inc. held their official groundbreaking ceremony for their new corporate headquarters at SCLA on Friday, March 6, 2020. With over 140 community stakeholders, small business owners, elected officials, and employees in attendance, the groundbreaking was very well attended and successful. (more…)

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Exquadrum Inc. Signs 40,000 SF Lease with Option to Purchase with Stirling Development at Southern California Logistics Airport

For more information, contact:
Eric Schmidt, President
760-530-7922
Eric.Schmidt@exquadrum.com

VICTORVILLE, CA, August 2, 2019–Exquadrum, Inc. has executed a 40,000 SF lease with option to purchase with Stirling Development for a 66,000 square foot building at the Southern California Logistics Airport(SCLA). With a presence already at SCLA, Exquadrum is pleased to continue to build the company’s relationship with the City of Victorville and Stirling Development. (more…)

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Exquadrum’s Co-Founder and President Inducted into Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame

For more information, contact:
Cari Thomas, Business Operations Manager
760-530-0726
cari.thomas@exquadrum.com

ADELANTO, CA, March 13, 2019 – Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering will induct Exquadrum’s Co-Founder and President Eric Schmidt into their Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Engineering Hall of Fame recognizes, honors and preserves the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of alumni engineers who have distinguished themselves in the community through leadership and professional achievement. (more…)

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On a ‘Curiosity Quest’

By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at 5:36 PM

VICTORVILLE — Host Joel Greene and his PBS “Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers” film crew were on hand as students from several local high schools participated in the “2nd annual Curiosity Quest Engineering Competition.” Student teams from Apple Valley, Hesperia, Sultana and Yucaipa high schools presented their 3D-printed cantilevered truss structures to educators and GE officials minutes before they were scheduled for testing at the GE Flight Test Operation facility at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. (more…)

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Exquadrum-Dynetics team awarded DARPA OpFires development contract

For more information, contact:

Exquadrum
Kevin Mahaffy, Chief Executive Officer
760-530-7921
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com

Dynetics
Kristina Hendrix, APR
Corporate Communications Manager
256-713-5453
kristina.hendrix@dynetics.com

Exquadrum and Dynetics have partnered to develop a ground-based weapons delivery system.

ADELANTO, CA, 20 Nov 2018 – A team comprised of Exquadrum, Inc. of Adelanto, Calif., and Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., has been awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Under the Operational Fires (OpFires) Propulsion System program, the team will design and develop innovative technologies that enable an advanced tactical weapon system. (more…)

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Engineering excitement: PBS ‘Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers’ films local high school students in space challenge

By Davina Fisher / For the Daily Press
Posted May 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM

ADELANTO — Student engineering teams watched off camera as water exploded from their 3-D printed, sphere-shaped containers. Yelps of excitement and disappointment filled the small trailer packed with students, engineers and a film crew. Apple Valley, Hesperia and Sultana high school engineering teams were put to the task of creating a container that would be injected with water that could withstand up to 500 pounds of pressure per square inch for 10 seconds at the lowest weight possible. (more…)

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Local veteran and employer thankful for new connection

By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at 8:18 AM

ADELANTO — Navy veteran William Walker said he’s thankful for his new job, where he has the opportunity to use his unique skills. After being out of work for nearly two years, Walker told the Daily Press he landed a job with Exquadrum at last month’s Manufacturers Job Fair at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville. (more…)

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Exquadrum, Inc. named Small Business of the Year

This week, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte recognized Adelanto-based Exquadrum, Inc. as the 2016 Business of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District. Owners Kevin Mahaffy and Eric Schmidt were honored at a ceremony in Sacramento during the California Small Business Association’s annual event on Wednesday. (more…)

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Assemblyman Jay Obernolte Recognizes Exquadrum, Inc. as Small Business of the Year

Teresa Trujillo
May 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO –This week, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte recognized Adelanto-based Exquadrum, Inc. as the 2016 Business of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District. Owners Kevin Mahaffy and Eric Schmidt were honored at a ceremony in Sacramento during the California Small Business Association’s annual event on Wednesday.“ (more…)

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Adelanto Company Developing New Rocket Engine

ADELANTO — In the quest to build a better rocket engine, an Adelanto company has invented a new gas-propelled engine that Eric Schmidt says is light years ahead of its time. Schmidt, the current mayor of Hesperia, is part of a team of engineers and rocket scientists at Exquadrum, a private contracting company that works on behalf of various components of the Department of Defense. (more…)

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Pentagon’s multi-million dollar contract involves Adelanto company

ADELANTO — A multi-million dollar contract from the federal government for a new air-delivered bunker-buster bomb capable of penetrating six feet of reinforced concrete will include technology developed in the High Desert. The Pentagon recently awarded the $7.2 million contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Aerospace, which furthers the development of a new munitions concept, the aerospace industry news website FlightGlobal.com reported. (more…)

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Adelanto Businessmen Win SBA’s Prestigious Tibbetts Award

By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

ADELANTO — Eric Schmidt and Kevin Mahaffy, co-owners of Exquadrum in Adelanto, have returned from a Monday visit in Washington, D.C., where they received a prestigious award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. (more…)

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Exquadrum Inc. links innovation and national defense

ADELANTO – For the small Adelanto firm named Exquadrum Inc. — that’s pseudo Latin for “thinking outside the box” — rocket science is their bread and butter. The research and development engineering firm is headquartered at the Southern California Logistics Airport and its main office sits in a sleepy corner of the Adelanto desert a few miles from SCLA. Exquadrum has done contract work with NASA, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency. They’ve also done commercial work in the space tourism industry and with major companies like Raytheon, National Testing Systems and ATK Aerospace Group. (more…)

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Local nominees named for Education Medal of Honor

SAN BERNARDINO – A handful of High Desert individuals, businesses and organizations were among 29 total nominees announced for the 23rd annual San Bernardino County Education Medal of Honor. The award recognizes community contributions to public education. Twelve school districts in the county are represented among this year’s nominees. (more…)

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Company gives glimpse of rocket science to next generation

By Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM

ADELANTO – As a group of wide-eyed Boy Scouts from the High Desert watched the firing of multiple rockets, one engineer hoped he was looking at the scientists of the future. “My ultimate goal is to have one of these scouts come back in about six years and tell me that they’ve chosen a career in science because of our influence,” said Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Exquadrum Inc. in Adelanto. (more…)

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Adelanto Businessmen Take Home Entrepreneur Award

ADELANTO – The founders of a Victor Valley business were crowned Technology Entrepreneurs of the Year during the 11th annual 2013 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards ceremony. Co-founders Kevin Mahaffy and Eric Schmidt of Exquadrum Inc. in Adelanto took home the Technology Entrepreneur Award during “The Art of Entrepreneurship” event at the Ontario Convention Center. (more…)

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Precision Machining Academy debuts at AVHS

APPLE VALLEY – Students, staff, local public officials and industry professionals gathered for an open house of Apple Valley High School’s new Precision Machining Academy on Thursday afternoon. The state-of-the-art computerized manufacturing shop was created to give AVHS students a leg up in the job market as well as incorporate applied math and science learning, Principal Dustin Conrad said. (more…)

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Excelsior partners with local businesses for internships

VICTORVILLE – Since he was 10 years old, Joshua Marsden has been fascinated with designing things, and his father has advised him to choose his career early on. So he jumped at the opportunity when Excelsior Education Center began offering an internship program with Exquadrum, an aerospace engineering company creating innovative technology for government, military and businesses. (more…)

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‘Solutions Summit’ kicks off STEAM 2020 initiative

Bill Scott of Scott Turbon Mixer and Eric Schmidt of Exquadrum each spent a recent morning sharing the ins and outs of their Adelanto businesses as part of an educational field trip — but no busloads of students arrived at their sites. (more…)

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Exquadrum shelves innovative wind turbine project

By Natasha Lindstrom
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM

ADELANTO – A local technology engineering company has shelved an innovative wind turbine project its officials had touted as having the potential to revolutionize the wind energy industry. In 2009, Adelanto-based Exquadrum won a prototype contract to develop the Orbital Track Turbine, which Vice President of Engineering Eric Schmidt said had the potential to outpower traditional turbines and go into production at a much cheaper cost. (more…)

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Counter-terrorism tools to be tested at SCLA

VICTORVILLE – Kinetic fireballs that can neutralize biological weapons and infrared decoy flares that are nearly invisible to the naked eye are among the counter-terrorism tools Exquadrum plans to start testing soon at four abandoned military bunkers in Victorville. (more…)

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Building the world’s most powerful wind turbine

ADELANTO -*- A local research and development company is advancing a new technology that could revolutionize the wind-farm industry. The Adelanto-based defense and aeronautics company Exquadrum is working on an innovative wind turbine that could cost much less than — and outpower — the largest existing wind turbines. (more…)

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Exquadrum Awarded Small Launch Vehicle Design Program

Washington – Nov 27, 2003

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Air Force have awarded a contract to Exquadrum, Inc for the first phase of the Force Application and Launch from the Continental U.S. (FALCON). Exquadrum is a small business with extensive experience in the field of commercial and defense aerospace. (more…)

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