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Boeing Awards 17 Suppliers for Performance Excellence

BoeingLogoBoeing Co. has granted 16 suppliers and one university with Supplier of the Year awards to recognize their contributions to helping the aerospace company achieve its business goals in 2012.

The awards honor suppliers who meet quality and affordability, delivery time, support requirements and flexibility to changing demands, Boeing said Friday.

Jack House, leader of Boeing’s supplier management program, said these suppliers helped the company identify and mitigate risk while upholding customer service and performance quality.

The awardees include:

  • Kaman Engineering Services, Everett, Wash.
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Westminster, Colo.
  • TW Metals, Inc., Woodinville, Wash.
  • Victory Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Danville, Va.
  • TEAGUE, Seattle
  • Infotech Enterprises, Hyderabad, India
  • RB ENTERPRISES, Mukilteo, Wash.
  • Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Sacheon City, Republic of Korea
  • Folsom Tool Corp., Aston, Penn.
  • NextGen Aeronautics, Inc., Torrance, Calif.
  • LMI Aerospace, Inc., St. Charles, Mo.
  • Skanska USA, Seattle
  • Quality Tech Mfg, Inc., Ontario, Calif.
  • Korean Air Aerospace Division, Busan, Korea
  • California State University College of Engineering, Long Beach, Calif.

According to the statement, Boeing spends more than $50 billion every year to buy goods and services from 23,000 suppliers worldwide.

In 2012, Boeing’s supply chain helped the company deploy 601 airplanes, which include 415 737s and its 1,000th 777, as well as deliver the first Block C V-22 Osprey and P-8A Poseidon for the U.S. Navy and 10 satellites.

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