First Equity has been a major participant in each of the industries that it serves.  We pride ourselves in taking a long-term strategic view of the industry.  Our experience, track record and operational focus have given us the confidence to invest in industries at times when conventional wisdom would dictate otherwise.  We have been very fortunate to have played a major role in the reshaping of the aerospace industry over the last twenty years and have applied the knowledge to each of the principal activities we are vested in.