Energetic Solutions | Engineering Excellence
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Energetic Solutions | Engineering Excellence

PacSci EMC / Who We Are

Energetic solutions designed to engineer excellence.
Comprehensive, mission-specific products and solutions.

When it comes to energetic materials, you know that success means raising the bar. To stay competitive in your industry, you don’t just need top-notch, high-performing energetics—you require a custom-engineered, mission-specific approach, featuring a precise attention to detail and, most importantly, the highest possible reliability in the safety and stability of your products.

At PacSci EMC, we’re not just the people who help your operation go ‘boom’—we’re committed to engineering excellence. Whether it’s pyrotechnic and safety devices or electronic and laser ordnance firing systems, our innovative solutions are crafted to align to your unique business needs by boosting productivity, reducing unnecessary maintenance and ensuring safety and reliability—and that helps your team achieve success.

Our Code of Conduct defines all that we do at PacSci EMC. Our commitment to success, in adhering to the highest business conduct standards, infuses every aspect of our business.

To be the Premier Supplier of Energetic Mission-Critical solutions. We’re actively exploring new and innovative energetic solutions to meet every critical application and technological need you may have, now and in the future.

High performance and safety should always go hand-in-hand. PacSci EMC continually leads the way with in-depth exploration into sustainable environmental and safety options while designing and building the world’s best energetic materials solutions for any mission-critical need.

Established in 1975, PacSci EMC manufactures a wide range of pyrotechnic devices in support of fire suppression systems on commercial and military aircraft. You may view a detailed outline here of the many companies forming PacSci EMC’s legacy of pyrotechnic energetic materials solutions.

In 1998, PacSci EMC was acquired by Danaher. The Danaher Business System (DBS, a focused management approach to continuous improvement of all processes) facilitated the integration of each distinct company into one PacSci EMC that is focused on world-class excellence in customer satisfaction. In July 2016, Danaher separated into two independent, publicly traded companies: Danaher and Fortive. Fortive is now a focused industrial growth company driving innovation in the areas of field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. As an operating company of Fortive’s product realization group, PacSci EMC offers the most comprehensive product lines, engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities to provide energetic material solutions across all system platforms.

PacSci EMC participates in lean manufacturing best practices by implementing the Fortive Business System (FBS). FBS focuses intensively on how humans work together to create value for the customer through product design, supply chain coordination, customer relations, production and enterprise management.

Our past, present and future is bridged by generations of associates who have worked in our three facilities to support our growth. Through the integration of material resources, talented and dedicated people and efficient operations, we consistently achieve world-class results. View our Timeline to see a complete history of PacSci EMC and the companies whose heritage is a part of our products.

For more than 65 years, we’ve perfected the art of highly-efficient, error-free energetic materials solutions and services. Whether it’s our exceptionally reliable energetic solutions, our dedication to regulation compliance and safety, or our continuous community involvement, all our efforts – both in and outside our engineering facilities – are designed to benefit our customers, enhance our communities, and improve our operations.



  • Sandia awards
  • ATK Elkton Operations Supplier of the Year award for 2013

Each year, our parent company, Danaher, hosts a Worldwide Operations Summit with the purpose of sharing best practices and application of Danaher Business System (DBS) tools to improve business performance across the entire corporation. During these annual meetings, Danaher presents several awards for the Best and Most Improved Plants and Environmental Heath and Safety (EHS) program across all of Danaher’s operations.

PacSci EMC has received several awards from Danaher over the past few years:Danaher-2015-Best-EHS-Award-Isolated

  • 2013 Best Plant: Chandler, AZ
  • 2013 Most Improved EHS Americas: Hollister, CA
  • 2014 Best EHS Program: Chandler, AZ

And… for the second year in a row, Chandler Operations has received the award for Danaher 2015 Best EHS Program.

Chandler, AZ

Our Chandler, Arizona Operation is situated on 57 acres with over 100,000 square feet under roof with complete testing capabilities. Core competencies in Chandler include Cartridge/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD), Specialty Devices (ISD, S&A), Initiators and Propellant Manufacturing, and Vehicle Arresting Devices.

PacSci EMC - Chandler, Arizona

Hollister, CA

The Hollister, California Operation boasts over 270 acres and over 200,000 square feet under one roof with complete testing capabilities. Core competencies in Hollister include CAD/PAD, Linear, Ordnance, Electronic & Laser Systems, Vehicle Sub-Systems, High Volume & Propellant Manufacturing, and Specialty Chemical Synthesis.

PacSciEMC - Hollister, California

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