Northrop Grumman Honors Top Suppliers at Annual Awards Ceremony

19 Apr, 2013, 08:00 ET from Northrop Grumman Corporation

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has honored 63 top-performing supplier companies from the United States, Canada and Switzerland at its annual supplier awards ceremony, held April 18 in Los Angeles.


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

"These awards have names of companies on them, but it's the people at those suppliers whom we're recognizing for their dedication and commitment," said Lisa Kohl, sector vice president of global supply chain for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, which hosted the awards ceremony. "Their performance has earned our special trust, and they play a critical part in Northrop Grumman's vision to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies."

"Northrop Grumman's drive to provide quality products extends to our suppliers, which makes them indispensable teammates," said Art Lofton, sector vice president of global quality for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "At Northrop Grumman, we like to say 'quality is personal,' and these suppliers make it that way in the products and services they provide."

Northrop Grumman presented awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Twenty-eight small businesses were honored, including five small disadvantaged owned businesses as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers in seven categories: special recognition, non-production, research and development, subcontracts, small business, production operations and procurement. To be considered, a company must demonstrate consistently superior performance and quality in delivering products or services.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2012 Supplier of the Year awardees:




Special Recognition

BAE Systems

Nashua, N.H.



Kent, Wash.

Research and Development

Pacific Design Technologies

Goleta, Calif.


Eaton Corp., Aerospace Group

Jackson, Mich.

Small Business

Swift Engineering

San Clemente, Calif.

Production Operations

Hansen's Welding

Gardena, Calif.


Playa Tool & Marine

Santa Ana, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2012 Platinum Source Preferred awardees:



3M Co.*******

Springfield, Mo.

Adept Fasteners*

Valencia, Calif.

AeroFlite Enterprises Inc.**

Brea, Calif.

Albany Engineered Composites Inc.**

Rochester, N.H.

AMI Metals Inc.****

Fontana, Calif.

Anillo Industries Inc.***

Orange, Calif.

Ashley Machine & Tool Co.****

Wyoming, Pa.

AvtechTyee Inc.**

Everett, Wash.

B/E Aerospace Inc.***


Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.****

Westminster, Colo.

Boyd Corp.***

Portland, Ore.

C&D Zodiac Aerospace, Advanced Composites Division***

Marysville, Calif.

Castle Metals Aerospace***

Gardena, Calif.

CMC Electronics***

Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Cobham - Carleton Technologies*****

Orchard Park, N.Y.

Cytec Engineered Materials*****

Anaheim, Calif.

Cytec Engineered Materials*****

Greenville, Texas

Cytec Engineered Materials****

Havre de Grace, Md.

Cytec Industrial Materials*****

Tulsa, Okla.

Dixie Aerospace LLC*******

Peachtree City, Ga.

Eaton Aerospace Group******

Eastanollee, Ga.

Eaton Aerospace Group******

Glenolden, Pa.

Eaton Aerospace Group*******

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fatigue Technology, a PCC Company****


Gavial Engineering & Manufacturing Inc.***

Santa Maria, Calif.

GKN Aerospace Structures**

Hazelwood, Mo.

Heartland Precision Fasteners*******

New Century, Kan.

Henkel Corporation****

Bay Point, Calif.

Hexcel Corporation****** 

Salt Lake City, Utah

Honeywell Aerospace***

Urbana, Ohio

Hughes Bros. Aircrafters Inc.****

South Gate, Calif.


Fullerton, Calif.

Innovent Inc.*******

Peabody, Mass.

Integrated Polymer Industries Inc.*****

Irvine, Calif.

Johnson Supply Co.*****

Pensacola, Fla.

Kamatics Corp.***

Bloomfield, Conn.

L-3 Communications, Randtron Antenna Systems*******

Menlo Park, Calif.

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corp.***

Anaheim, Calif.

Lamsco West Inc.***

Santa Clarita, Calif.

Meggitt Pacific Scientific HTL*

Duarte, Calif.

PPG Aerospace, PRC-DeSoto International ASC Los


Valencia, Calif.

PPG Aerospace, PRC-DeSoto*******

Kennesaw, Ga.

R. Kern Engineering & Mfg. Corp.*

Chino, Calif.

Roberts Tool Co.*

Chatsworth, Calif.

Roc-Aire Corp.***

Pomona, Calif.

Rodelco Electronics Corp.*

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

RUAG Technology*****

Emmen, Switzerland

Sandvik Special Metals LLC****

Kennewick, Wash.

Saturn Fasteners Inc.*

Burbank, Calif.

Solid Concepts Inc.*

Valencia, Calif.

TEK Precision Co. Ltd********

Deer Park, N.Y.

Texas Almet*

Arlington, Tex.

The Lee Company**

Westbrook, Conn.


Toronto, Ohio

Triumph Controls LLC**

North Wales, Pa.

Triumph Structures*

Brea, Calif.

TTI Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company*

Fort Worth, Texas

UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Components, Power

Transmission Systems***

Rome, N.Y.

Valley Metals******

Poway, Calif.

Valley Seal Co.***

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Voss Industries Inc.*******

Cleveland, Ohio

West Coast Aerospace Inc.****

Wilmington, Calif.

WireMasters Inc.**

Columbia, Tenn.

* = Represent the number of times the supplier has earned Northrop Grumman's Platinum Source Preferred Award

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