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May 2, 2012

Northrop Grumman honors top suppliers at annual awards ceremony

Northrop Grumman honored 71 top-performing suppliers from the United States and Canada at its annual supplier awards program, held May 2 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

The awards recognize companies for attaining distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust lean processes. The suppliers provide Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems with products ranging from small aircraft parts to complicated spacecraft electronic subsystems, as well as everyday services.

Northrop Grumman presented awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Supplier of the Year. Thirty-five awards went to small businesses, including three small, disadvantaged-owned businesses as recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Of the 71 suppliers honored, two – Hurlen Corp. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and TEK Precision Co. Ltd. of Deer Park, N.Y. – have operated at Northrop Grumman’s highest level, as Platinum Source Preferred suppliers, for seven consecutive years.

“Northrop Grumman’s Platinum Source Program places greater emphasis on performance measurements that are aligned with customer expectations,” said Lisa Kohl, sector vice president, Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who hosted the awards ceremony. “We maintain a special relationship with our Platinum Source suppliers, a trust not afforded to others. This trust is based on suppliers’ unqualified commitment to produce and deliver 100 percent conforming parts on schedule, with acceptable supporting documentation.”

This year, the customer’s keynote address was provided by Col. Glenn L. Graham, an experienced test and command pilot, engineer, and Air Force Commander. As Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Palmdale, Col. Graham provides defense contract management services for major aeronautical defense suppliers in and around Palmdale, El Segundo, and Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

Congratulating each supplier for its “dedication and commitment to excellence,” Kohl cited the “critical role each supplier serves in preserving freedom and providing customers with innovative and affordable air, space and ground solutions.

“You are truly the best of the best,” Kohl told the audience.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ 2011 Supplier of the Year Awardees are listed below:

 

Special Recognition: L-3 Communications, Link Simulation & Training, Arlington, Texas

 

Non-Production: Kellstrom Industries, Macon, Ga.

 

Small Business: Shultz Steel Company,* South Gate, Calif.

 

Research and Development: Garmin International, Olathe, Kansas

 

Procurement: Composites Atlantic Limited, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Subcontracts: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Westminster, Colo.

 

* Prior Supplier of the Year Award winner

 

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ 2011 Platinum Source Preferred Awardees are:

3M Company, Springfield, Mo.

Acromil Corporation, City of Industry, Calif.

Albany Engineered Composites, Rochester, N.Y.

Alcoa Fastening Systems (Valley-Todeco Inc.), Sylmar, Calif.

Allfast Fastening Systems Inc., City of Industry, Calif.

AMI Metals, Inc., Fontana, Calif.

Ashley Machine and Tool Co., W. Wyoming, Penn.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Westminster, Colo.

C&D Zodiac, Advanced Composites Division, Marysville, Calif.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Saint Augustine, Fla.

Castle Metals Aerospace, Gardena, Calif.

Century Precision Engineering, Gardena, Calif.

CMC Electronics, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Components, Exeter, N.H.

Consolidated Precision Products, Port Hueneme, Calif.

Cytec Engineered Materials, Anaheim, Calif.

Cytec Engineered Materials, Greenville, Texas

Cytec Engineered Materials, Havre de Grace, Md.

Cytec Engineered Materials, D Aircraft Site, Anaheim, Calif.

Dayton-Granger, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dixie Aerospace, Peachtree City, Ga.

D-J Engineering, Inc., Augusta, Kansas

Eaton Aerospace – Conveyance Systems, Eastanollee, Ga.

Eaton Aerospace, Glenolden, Penn.

Eaton Aerospace, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Esterline Control Systems – Korry Electronics, Everett, Wash.

Fatigue Technology, A PCC Company, Seattle, Wash.

Flexfab LLC, Hastings, Mich.

GKN Aerospace, Hazelwood, Mo.

Haynes International, Inc., Arcadia, La.

Heartland Precision Fasteners Inc., New Century, Kansas

Henkel Aerospace, Bay Point, Calif.

Hughes Bros. Aircrafters, Inc., South Gate, Calif.

Hurlen Corporation, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Icore International, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Innovent Inc., Peabody, Mass.

Integrated Polymer Industries Inc., Irvine, Calif.

Johnson Supply Company, Pensacola, Fla.

Kollsman, Inc., Merrimack, N.H.

L-3 Communications, Narda Microwave-East, Hauppauge, N.Y.

LAI International, Phoenix, Ariz.

Lamsco West, Inc., Santa Claria, Calif.

Long-Lok Fasteners, Carson, Calif.

Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Los Angeles, Calif.

New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., Laconia, N.H.

New Source Corporation, Oviedo, Fla.

Parker Hannifin Corp., Composite Sealing Systems Div., San Diego, Calif.

Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, Farmingdale, N.Y.

PPG Aerospace , PRC-DeSoto, Kennesaw, Ga.

Precision Coil Spring Company, El Monte, Calif.

Precision Shapes Inc., Titusville, Fla.

RBC Transport Dynamics, Santa Ana, Calif.

Roc-Aire Corp., Pomona, Calif.

Saft America Inc., Valdosta, Ga.

Sandvik Special Metals LLC, Kennewick, Wash.

Shultz Steel Company, South Gate, Calif.

TEK Precision Co. Ltd., Deer Park, N.Y.

Telephonics Corporation, Farmingdale, N.Y.

TIMET, Toronto, Ohio

The Advanced Composites Group Inc., Tulsa, Okla.

TW Metals, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

Valley Metals, Poway, Calif.

Valley Seal Company, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Van Brakel Electronics Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

Voss Aerospace, Cleveland, Ohio

W.S. Wilson Corporation, Port Washington, N.Y.

WireMasters, Inc., Columbia, Tenn.

 




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