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Join SME for August’s plant tour at NWI Aerostructures of Nashville. NWI Nashville specializes in long and large aluminum machining, forming, processing, and assembly up to 30 meters (100 ft) in length and the production of complex structural parts and assemblies to aerospace and adjacent markets including the world’s business jets, military, and commercial platforms.

NWI manufactures some of the longest skins, stringers, and spars in the industry, and uses state-of-the-art machining technology to produce large, monolithic, complex components.

Common parts include:

Wing stingers
Wing skins
Wing spars
Empennage components
Wing assemblies
Wing to body assemblies
Empennage assemblies
Floor structure assemblies
Floor beam assemblies


Before Arrival
Site access must be arranged through your NWI point of contact, prior to your visit.
If you are a non-US person, then you must coordinate with your NWI point of contact approximately two weeks prior to visit, if possible.

Please note our Facility Restrictions.
Valid government-issued photo ID is required upon arrival. Acceptable forms of ID include driver license, U.S. passport, military ID, permanent resident card, and certificate of naturalization.

Driving Directions
The best address to type into Google Maps is 3283 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. Using an iPhone map app may lead you to a different location, so using Google Maps will be most helpful. The street name has recently been changed from McGavock Pike to Aerospace Way, so while the street name says Aerospace Way, Google Maps has not yet updated their maps to reflect the street name change.
Once you turn onto Aerospace Way/McGavock Pike, you will take the very first right into the parking lot.
Stay to the right and drive along the fence line (following signs to the Main Offices) until you have reached the lowest and final parking lot that has a flag pole, turnstiles, and gate.

Upon Arrival
Call your host once you have parked to let them know you have arrived. When you get to the gate and turnstiles, please use the phone to dial
615-361-2063 to call security. They will buzz you in through the gate.
Your host will meet you in the lobby to give you a visitor’s badge.

Facility Restrictions

  1. Visitors are not allowed use of cell phones with a camera feature, cameras or any other recording devices, without the express written permission of the General Manager or Operations Director.
  2. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes in production areas.
  3. Safety glasses are required in all production areas.
  4. Hearing protection is required in identified production areas.
  5. Visitors must remain in marked walkways in production areas.
  6. The smoking of tobacco is restricted to designated areas. State law prohibits smoking in all places of employment. We do not allow smoking within 10 feet from all doorways, windows that open and air intake systems. The use of electronic cigarettes or “e cigarettes” is also prohibited in all areas where the smoking of tobacco is prohibited.


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