Small Business Association

U.S. Foam & Etch can help you meet your small business purchase requirements.

U.S. Foam & Etch is a veteran owned small business located in eastern North Carolina one mile from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. We gladly accept Government Purchase Cards.

Aerospace Tool Control and FOD Prevention

Flying high and safe

All types of aerospace companies use Tool Inventory Control to avoid Foreign Object Damage (FOD).

Airline manufacturers, companies, research facilities and many others have used our products and services to assist in implementing a Tool Inventory Control, FOD, or loss prevention program.

Military - Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and National Guard

Well Oiled Machine

We have extensive experience with producing tool control kitting solutions for the National guard, Coast Guard, Forestry Service, Core of Engineers, Postal Service and every branch or our armed forces within the DOD. We can easily duplicate any of the these kits or create a custom kit just for you.


Fuel Depot, Armament, Hydraulics, and Gun kits.


Air Force
Crew Chief, Flight Line, Sheet Metal, and Engine kits.


Tank Turret, Humvee, Motor Pool, and Tire Change kits.


Munitions, Helicopter, Fuel Line, and Brake Line kits.

Tool Inventory Control

U.S. Foam & Etch's services help you control "Tool FOD".


There are serious hazards associated with tools that are left inside aircraft or vehicles after manufacturing or maintenance. These left behind tools can jam moving parts, get tangled in control cables, short out various electrical components, or interfere with safety endangering personnel and potential causing millions of dollars in damage.


Aircraft maintenance crews almost always have strict tool inventory control programs which include toolbox inspections that ensures all tools are returned to their proper location in the tool box and are not left in an aircraft before it is released from it's hangar. In addition, most aircraft maintenance crews are required to have their tools tagged or marked with a serial number so that upon recovery they can be traced to their proper owner and location.

Large price tag!


Foreign Object Damage costs the aerospace industry an average of $12 billion dollars a year in direct and indirect costs which can range from replacement parts and materials to delays and cancelations.