They are the Huntsville, Alabama, transparencies facility; Irvine, California, coatings manufacturing plant; and Kennesaw, Georgia, application support center (ASC).
Northrop Grumman grants the awards only to those Aerospace Systems sector suppliers that achieve distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust, lean processes.
This marks the eighth year PPG’s ASC-Atlanta in Kennesaw has received the Platinum Source Preferred supplier award. It supplies Northrop Grumman with sophisticated PPG defense coatings and sealant products to support modifications, development and production for naval and air force weapons systems. Recognized for the second time, PPG’s Huntsville facility designs and manufactures advanced transparency systems. A first-year honoree, the PPG Irvine facility supplies water-reducible primers and urethane, epoxy and advanced-performance topcoats.
“PPG Aerospace and the employees at Huntsville, Kennesaw and Irvine are highly focused on our customers and committed both to the service and quality of our products,” said David Morris, PPG Aerospace general manager and vice president for the Americas. “Earning these awards shows that we are acting on that commitment. It gives our employees very well-deserved recognition for their efforts and something they can be proud of as members of our team.”
The three PPG operations were among 74 recipients of 2013 Northrop Grumman supplier awards.
“Achieving excellence in any endeavor is difficult, but consider how tough it is when we’re challenged to do more with less and to keep doing it better,” said Lisa Kohl, vice president, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “Northrop Grumman has set a very high standard, and it’s our privilege to honor those suppliers that exceed it.”
A longtime supplier to Northrop Grumman, PPG provides transparencies, coatings and sealants for several air-based programs.
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. For more information, visit ppgaerospace.com.
About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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