Beaver Aerospace & Defense Receives Gold-Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Livonia, Michigan - Beaver Aerospace & Defense, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of unique and broad-range actuation technologies, today announced that it has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Beaver maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010.

This year, Boeing recognized 558 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Beaver is one of only 141 suppliers to receive the Gold level of recognition.

"Beaver Aerospace & Defense is honored to receive the Gold-Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award," said Jason Ratcliffe, General Manager of Beaver Aerospace & Defense. "Beaver takes great pride in being recognized by a world-class company like Boeing and looks forward to continued success in the future."

Beaver supplies ball splines to Boeing for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, as well as a camera deployment actuator for the P-8 military aircraft. Beaver's award-winning actuation systems and components (e.g., ball screws and gears) are custom designed to fit virtually any application. And, to top it off, Beaver is the industry leader in on-time delivery, with current performance exceeding 99.8%.

"Performance excellence is fundamental to the success of both our companies," said Ron Shelley, Vice-President of Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. "We extend our sincere congratulations to the employees of Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc. for demonstrating their dedication to the high performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy."

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