EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 6, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today honored approximately 130 suppliers from all parts of the United States in its annual awards program. The awards banquet took place at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel ballroom, and included the top 11 Suppliers of the Year for 2008. Sixty-two Platinum Source Preferred Award and 56 Gold Award recipients also received awards.
The awards recognize companies for achieving distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust lean processes. The companies that are honored this year provide Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector with products ranging from aircraft parts and assemblies to sophisticated electronics for spacecraft -- as well as everyday services such as facility services.
Chuck Wands, sector vice president, business management and chief financial officer for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, noted that the organization has reshaped itself in recent months to be better aligned with market conditions.
"A more streamlined organization will better position our sector for future growth," said Wands. "In order to achieve that, however, we must have absolutely flawless performance on our existing programs -- and our suppliers have always played a critical role in helping us to accomplish that. They are our partners in the truest sense of the word, and share Northrop Grumman's commitment to value and customer satisfaction."
Lisa Kohl, vice president, Global Supply Chain, said the companies honored at the event represent "the best of the best." The current economic climate has underscored their importance, she added.
"Building honest, lasting relationships with our suppliers has always been a key part of who we are as a company," said Kohl. "Your recognition here today is testimony to your hard work, know-how and your dedication to being a valued part of the Northrop Grumman product team. We look forward to your continued partnership with the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems team."
This year, Northrop Grumman presented awards in three categories, with the top award -- Supplier of the Year -- going to 11 companies. In addition, 62 firms were named Platinum Source Preferred Suppliers, and 56 received Gold Supplier Awards. Nine of the 11 winning Suppliers of the Year are small businesses, including two that are service-disabled veteran-owned businesses recognized as such by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Supplier of the Year program is an outgrowth of the company's strategic sourcing initiative, an effort that began in 2003 to build stronger long-term relationships with suppliers. Under this initiative, every supplier is graded on parameters such as quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and participation in affordability initiatives. To be considered for a Supplier of the Year award, a company must demonstrate consistently superior performance in delivering products and services.
Supplier of the Year awards were presented by the following commodity and strategic sourcing teams within Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems: composites and raw materials, standard purchase parts; equipment, indirect, machine parts, sheet metal, structures, and indirect subcontracts.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems 2008 Suppliers of the Year are:
Century Precision Engineering Gardena, Calif. Click Bond, Inc. Carson City, Nev. Cygnus, Inc. Ponderay, Idaho Griffon Aerospace Madison, Ala. Hydroform USA Carson, Calif. KITCO Defense Springville, Utah M7 Aerospace LP San Antonio RUAG Aerospace Aerostructures, Space Division Emmen, Switzerland Shur-Lok Corporation Irvine, Calif. Supplier Management Solutions Temecula, Calif. Valcor Engineering Springfield, N.J.
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2008 Platinum Source Preferred Awardees are:
3M Company ** Springfield, Mo. AdelWiggins Group Los Angeles AeroFlite Enterprises, Inc. Brea, Calif. Aerospace Products SE Huntsville, Ala. Alcoa Fastening Systems - City of Industry Operations ** City of Industry, Calif. Alken Industries, Inc. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Allan Aircraft Supply Co., LLC No. Hollywood, Calif. Auto-Valve, Inc. * Dayton, Ohio BAE Systems - Electronics Intelligence and Support ** Austin, Texas BAE Systems - Platform Solutions ** Johnson City, N.Y. Boyd Corporation Portland, Ore. CAD Manufacturing, Inc.* Paramount, Calif. Cobham Mission Systems ** Orchard Park, N.Y. Cobham Sensor Systems * Exeter, N.H. Continental Forge Company ** Compton, Calif. Cytec Engineered Materials - Greenville Greenville, Texas Dixie Aerospace *** Atlanta Eaton Aerospace - Grand Rapids ** Grand Rapids, Mich. Eaton Aerospace - Electrical Sensing & Controls - Glenolden ** Glenolden, Pa. Eaton Aerospace Group - Eastanollee ** Eastanollee, Ga. Eaton Fuel Systems Division Costa Mesa, Calif. Flexfab, LLC ** Hastings, Mich. GE Aviation Systems, Electrical Power Bohemia, N.Y. General Dynamics, Advanced Information Systems - Bloomington Bloomington, Minn. GKN Aerospace - Bandy Machining, Inc. Burbank, Calif. Goodrich Engine Components - Power Transmission Systems Rome, N.Y. Heartland Precision Fasteners ** New Century, Kan. Hexcel Corporation *** Salt Lake City Honeywell Aerospace (Defense) - Redmond Redmond, Wash. Honeywell Aerospace - LORI Tulsa **** Tulsa, Okla. Integrated Polymer Industries, Inc. Irvine, Calif. Innovent, Inc. ** Peabody, Mass. Johnson Supply Company Pensacola, Fla. Kitco Defense *** Springville, Utah Korry Electronics Co. * Seattle L-3 Communications - Randtron Antenna Systems ** Menlo Park, Calif. LAI International, Inc. Phoenix Lockheed Martin Clearwater Operations *** Oldsmar, Fla. Minutemen Precision Machine & Tool Corp. Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Moeller Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. **** Anaheim, Calif. Monogram Aerospace Fasteners - A TriMas Company*** Los Angeles North Hills Signal Processing * Syosset, N.Y. OECO, LLC *** Milwaukie, Ore. Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corp. * Farmingdale, N.Y. PPG Aerospace - Kennesaw ** Kennesaw, Ga. Precision Coil Spring Co. El Monte, Calif. RBC Heim Bearings Fairfield, Conn. RUAG Aerospace - Emmen Switzerland** Emmen, Switzerland Sargent Controls & Aerospace Tucson, Ariz. Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows Sharon, Mass. Tek Precision Co., Ltd. *** Deer Park, N.Y. Telephonics Communication Systems Division Huntington, N.Y. Texas Almet, Inc. Arlington, Texas The Advanced Composites Group, Inc. Tulsa, Okla. Titanium Metals Corporation ** Toronto, Ohio Triumph Thermal Systems, Inc. * Forest, Ohio TW Metals * Los Angeles Tyee Aircraft Everett, Wash. Valley Metals LLC ** Poway, Calif. Van Brakel Electronics Inc. Phoenix Voss Industries, Inc. ** Cleveland West Coast Aerospace, Inc. * Wilmington, Calif. * Prior Year Platinum Source Preferred Award Winner ** Two Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award Winner *** Three Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award Winner **** Four Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award Winner
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' Gold Award recipients are:
A.F. Machine & Tool,Inc. Inglewood, Calif. Advanced Machining and Tooling Poway, Calif. Aeroflex Colorado Springs ** Colorado Springs, Colo. Agilent Technologies * Englewood, Colo. Analog Devices, Inc. Greensboro, N.C. Anritsu Company Morgan Hill, Calif. APR Consulting, Inc. ** Diamond Bar, Calif. Aramark Corporation Business Services **** Irvine, Calif. ATK Space Systems - Commerce * Commerce, Calif. ATK Space Systems - Magna * Magna, Utah BAE Systems - Electronics, Intelligence & Support ** Manassas, Va. Bob Lewis Machine Co., Inc. * Gardena, Calif. Cadence Design Systems * Cary, N.C. Caraway & Cuckler Engineering ** Culver City, Calif. CB Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc. *** Santa Ana, Calif. Chemical Strategies, Inc. **** Phoenix Coast/ACM *** Los Angeles Crater Industries, LLC ** Valencia, Calif. Del Mar Associates, Inc. ** Lake Ridge, Va. Diversified Crating & Packaging, Inc. Gardena, Calif. Dow Key Microwave Ventura, Calif. Dunmore Corporation - Aerospace Products Group Bristol, Pa. EaglePicher Technologies, LLC Joplin, Mo. EMS Technologies, Inc. Norcross, Ga. Equipment Management Technology * Las Vegas Freescale Semiconductor * Tempe, Ariz. Frontier Electronic Systems Corp. ** Stillwater, Okla. General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems ** Scottsdale, Ariz. Geologics Corporation *** Valencia, Calif. Harmonic Drive LLC Peabody, Mass. Hilton Valve Redmond, Wash. Hurlen Corporation ** Santa Fe Springs, Calif. INTEC Products Anaheim, Calif. Intersil Corp. Palm Bay, Calif. IQNavigator * Plymouth, Minn. ITT Space Systems * Rochester, N.Y. JDS Uniphase Corporation Santa Rosa, Calif. Jackson Aerospace, Inc. * Gardena, Calif. Linear Technology Corporation *** Milpitas, Calif. Lordon Engineering Gardena, Calif. ManTech-NeXolve * Huntsville, Ala. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. San Diego Microsemi Corporation - Power Management Group LaMirada, Calif. MLD Technologies, LLC Mountain View, Calif. National Instruments Austin, Texas PRAXAIR, Inc. ** Wilmington, Calif. Precision Photonics Corporation Boulder, Colo. Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems **** Aurora, Colo. Reid Products, Inc. Apple Valley, Calif. SEAKR Engineering, Inc. ** Centennial, Colo. Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Inc. Milpitas, Calif. Sunrise Technologies, Inc. ** Folsom, Calif. SV Microwave * West Palm Beach, Fla. Thiessen Machine Corp. ** Hawthorne, Calif. Unisource Solutions, Inc. ** Pico Rivera, Calif. YLA, Inc., TenCate Advanced Composites USA Company ** Benicia, Calif. * Prior Year Gold Award Winner ** Two Time Previous Gold Award Winner *** Three Time Previous Gold Award Winner **** Four Time Previous Gold Award Winner
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