Honeywell shuts Teterboro aviation plant

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MORRIS TWP. -- Honeywell International Inc. plans to shut down its underused aviation manufacturing plant in Teterboro, shift some operations elsewhere and sell the property to a development company, Honeywell ...

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George Simpson

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#23
Feb 9, 2010
 
To those who may have some history ,photos and artifacts.
I presently volunteer at the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and we recently rescued the Bendix airport beacon. It was mounted on the roof. we plan to use it in our Airport room and give some of the history of the Bendix story. If anybody has any artifact pictures of the Bendix operation please contact me at ahofmuse1@aol.com
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Steve Vodzik wrote:
My uncle worked in Bendix his name was Steve Bognatz. Does anyone know him?. He worked on various projects including skylab. He gave me brochures when the space shuttle program was being conceived and the illustrations on them do not even come close to what it looks like. IHe also gave me alot of other memoribilia from the space program that he geot from Bendix. Its a shame that all our history is being sacrificed for the sake of scumbag developers and nothing is being preserved for our children. I am equally upset at what happeed to the ITT tower in Nutley. Also Curtiss Wright in Woodridge. I know there is alot of equipment getting scrapped in Bendix. I would love to take a walk in there and Curtiss Wright to see what was left and to for the last time go back in time when technology was what kept Amereica going and the electronics industry was booming in the US. NOTE: I found pics on the web that shows the inside of Curtiss Wright as someone went in and took the pics and rread articles of things that were left behind from an era that will never happen again in the US. This has tho change people!!!!
Paul Malmstrom

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#24
Mar 11, 2010
 
My dad worked ther in the 60's when it was Bendix. I was very young so the details are not clear but I remember how proud he was of the work he did on the B-58(I think he worked on the auto-pilot system but I'm not sure).
Tom Mitch

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Apr 7, 2010
 
Bob T melbourne FL wrote:
Bendix was my first job out of school. Worked on AN/GJQ-9 for the Test Equipment Dept. Tested C-141 autopilot stuff. Great place to learn and work. Many fond memories.
Yes, I remember the Q-9. Worked on mid-nights maintaining the Q-9's testing the C-141 autopilots and then got drafted to support them in Thailand with the F-111's. Teterboro was a great place to work, but the decline started with Bloomenthal. All the research labs were shut down under him. Bossidy just did what the board wanted.
Robert Fomen

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#26
Jan 19, 2011
 
My uncle, John Capko got me a job in the drafting department in Dec 1960. Worked in change order then went to Ed Sweetman's group and worked on the Pershing missile project. In March of 1963 got another job with more money, $90.00 per week. Do not miss running RT 46 from Fairfield to Teterboro every day. Bob
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May 25, 2011
 
mike wrote:
And the same thing happened to the old Bendix Electric Power Division in Eatontown, NJ (which was a spinoff from Teterboro). The property was sold and now there's a Walmart there. History lost forever...
PS - I have one of the books that Bernie O'Conner had commissioned back on the history of Bendix Eclipse-Pioneer from 1938-1974. There's some wonderful old pics in there and aerial views of the facility during it's heyday. Welp, thats all I have left to remember my years working there...
I didn't know Bernie published a book; I worked for him and others from 1962 to 1969 on the Pershing and Saturn/Apollo guidance. Last time I looked there were no buildings at all.
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#28
Oct 17, 2011
 
I also worked there on the production floor and also in the test department from 1995 to 1999. In late 1999 there were rumors that Teterboro Airport wanted to expand and that there were plans to shut it down and to move their operations elsewhere. If anyone has any photos of the plant please send them to me. fsphotos@comcast.net
Jerry Ringstad

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Jul 27, 2012
 
Bob T-Melbourne FL wrote:
Worked there from 1963 to 1969. What a great place for a freshout engineer. They could do everything. Worked with Automatic Test Equipment in the Production Test Department. anyone ever hear of Q-9?
I worked in the Field Service Dept with Harold Peck, Tommy Dalton Ted VanLangen and Military support with Fred Hill. I was contracted Bendix Rep NAESU 1961 -1968 after returning from Philippines/VN 1969 I was transferred to Bob Vickers Bendix International NYC. The Q-9 at Lockheed Sunnyvale Agena B vehicle and GSM-133. I worked a lot of Instr Shop Gov't at NAS Alameda, North Island, Norton AFB, Hill AFB, McDonnell St Louis etc. Later working for Civil Service I transitioned Bendix S3-B aircraft sys workload from Teterboro to NAS Alameda. Tony Haddad and Geo Miller were ATE engineers. I retired from Gov't San Diego year 2009.
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Jul 27, 2012
 
Bob T melbourne FL wrote:
Bendix was my first job out of school. Worked on AN/GJQ-9 for the Test Equipment Dept. Tested C-141 autopilot stuff. Great place to learn and work. Many fond memories.
I was a Bendix Tech Rep at Norton AFB summer of 1967 on the 1967 C-141 AWLS AFCS (autopilot) and older PB-60 AFCS test bench. Also on A4C AFCS P3 PB-20 AFCS, P2V PB-10,. I started tech support in 1959 on PB-20 D PB-20E at NYC airports 1959-60 with John Vayo, Geo Hardman, Desmond Carey. In 1972 I was Civil Service for Dept of Navy at NAS Alameda Metrology Engrg, Production Engrg, Weapons Engrg, Branch head A3D Logistics. I retired after 50 years aviation in 2009 in San Diego, Ca. A wonderful career of world travel and great employers, Bendix and US Naval Air Systems Command. Sad to see Bendix Teterboro and Bendix Dinner go.
Jerry Ringstad

Carlsbad, CA

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#31
Jul 27, 2012
 
John J Gribben wrote:
I drive past there everyday.The glass windows and frames are removed now. It is sad to see this historic building gutted and razed
Is there a roster of Bendix employees dating back 50 years? I worked with both Feild Service Harold Peck Plt 1 and Fred Hill Plt 3, Bob Rathgeb Test Equipment Sales and I exchange Christmas cards yet in 2011 Wondering what happened to Tony Haddad, Geo Schedivy etc.
Contact vikingthree@netzero.com
Jerry Ringstad

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Jul 29, 2012
 
Paul Malmstrom wrote:
My dad worked ther in the 60's when it was Bendix. I was very young so the details are not clear but I remember how proud he was of the work he did on the B-58(I think he worked on the auto-pilot system but I'm not sure).
I was in Plant 1 Field Service Dept. The B-58 autopilot had an "escape mode" to provide a possible escape from attack on the aircraft that was controlled and programmed by autopilot. I recall seeing a spoof poster of the B-58 throttle quadrant positions. Start, go, go man go, and crazy. B-58 only built about 60 aircraft. It was a bigger two place version of the F-102 with four J-79 engines, Mach 2 plus center-line toss atomic weapon delivery. Remember Arthur Godfrey's DC 3 in the hangar across the street.
Frank - TE Dept

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#33
Aug 15, 2012
 
Worked there from 1995 till the end of 1999. Great place to work and I was very sad to hear that it closed. Worked with many nice people like Nunzio, Al, George, Lolly, Ed, Matt and John B. My email is: franks134@comcast.net
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#34
Sep 25, 2012
 
I worked in Bendix, in the engineering department, from November 1960 to March 1963. Got a job in the change order drafting department and then moved to the Pershing Missile group. I was a learning experience. Too bad to see it go.
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Dec 8, 2012
 
Jerry Ringstad wrote:
<quoted text>I started tech support in 1959 on PB-20 D PB-20E at NYC airports 1959-60 with John Vayo, Geo Hardman, Desmond Carey.
The one and only name in all these posts I recognize is Des Carey. I worked at the Teterboro plant for 2 years in the early '80s and remember Des joined our engineering group a few months before I left. Nothing but good memories of him. Other names from that era when I was there: Ray Weimer, Mike McCall, John Garrone, Hank Przygocki, Alice Chen, Lew Greene, Rod Paley... and Nunzio. Sorry, Nunz, I don't remember your last name. Nunzio showed me the ST-124-M3 stable platform of Saturn V fame in the test area. Ah memories. And a tech named Wolfie. Wolfie was a piece of work.
Gladys Cartas

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#36
Dec 16, 2012
 
Extremely proud to be part of Bendix's famiily. I worked for 23 yrs. Started in 1980 in Teterboro Ft LL Fla Kansas. Co. Relocated to Seatle. I moved to Fla. Sad to learn that site in Teterboro is gone. Cartasg@comcast.net Happy Holidays!
Lynn Shasky

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#38
Dec 30, 2012
 
My father, Edward J. Golden worked for Bendix from early sixties to 1980's, then moved out to San Diego near me. I know he was an inventor of several patents for a weapon firing system. He worked with Roger Talish, Frank Sano, and Robert Sliwa. I also remember going to family days at Bendix and how proud everyone was of their work. He has since passed away but I have items of his from the corporation.
les shafer

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#39
Sep 25, 2013
 
Maybe I didn't reject enough for this to happrn
joe

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#41
Apr 10, 2014
 
worked in eatontown from 1979 thru 1986... it's a lowes.... lots of good friends....]
joe

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#42
Apr 10, 2014
 
oh yea helped get the B1 bomber contract for the power generator... My suggestion got me 1100.00 back in 1983.... and the number 1 parking space... LOL

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