UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors Plant (Formerly BF Goodrich Explosives Plant)

A facility which produces aircraft-interior-related products, which often involve an explosive component e.g., evacuation slide activaters, ejection seat propellants, and explosive charges to loosen aircraft and heliocopter windows, located in the Potrero Hills, between the March and Travis Air Force Bases. They also manufacture non-exploding cabin seating, life rafts, lighting systems, as well as stun grenades for the Army. The facility was originally built by the U.S. Army in 1956, and served as a NIKE missile base, until its decommissioning in 1964. In 1967, Explosive Technology Inc. purchased the bulk of the facility, as well as leasing some additional acreage from the Department of Defense. In 1971, OEA, Inc. purchased Explosive Technology Inc., eventually changing its name to OEA Aerospace Inc. (OEAA), in 1994. In 2000, Autoliv ASP, Inc. purhased both OEA and OEAA , only to sell certain assets of OEAA to Goodrich Corp. a few months later. In 2012, United Technologies Corporation purchased Goodrich Corporation for $16.5 billion. Currently the facility is part of UTC Aerospace Systems Interiors division.