Founded in 1952, Sierracin/Sylmar Corporation invented the first composite windshield in 1959, launching a new era of stronger, lighter weight transparencies. The company provides windshields, windows and canopies that meet all requirements for high performance aircraft. Sierracin/Sylmar Corporation transparencies are a structural part of the aircraft and provide protection from a range of environmental threats, including ice and bird impact. All transparencies are tested and certified to comply with FAA/JAA regulations. Sierracin/Sylmar Corporation manufactures systems at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Sylmar, Calif. The Sylmar facility also produces TransTech products, which are glass and polycarbonate transparent laminates used as bullet, explosive and impact resistant security glass systems. Applications include window usage in United States military vehicles, naval ships and railroad locomotives and other high security needs. Sierracin/Sylmar Corporation is certified as an ISO 2000:2001 manufacturer.