Northrop Grumman Bestow Platinum Awards on PPG Aerospace Businesses

Two application support centers operated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business have earned 2006 Platinum Source Preferred Awards from Northrop Grumman Corp. for consistently delivering top-quality coatings, sealants and other products and services.

PPG’s Atlanta and Los Angeles centers were among 56 honorees selected from more than 1,212 suppliers to Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector. PPG’s Los Angeles application support center was one of only 21 suppliers earning the Platinum Source Preferred Award for the second consecutive year.

“Being aligned with a company of the stature of Northrop Grumman is in itself a privilege, and we are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations,” said Dave Morris, PPG vice president for aerospace coatings and sealants. “We believe our integrated approach affords customers strategic value. Our people work hard to ensure Northrop Grumman has quality products and services supplied on time and our systems optimize their delivery. Receiving this award is confirmation we’re making a positive difference.”

To earn the Platinum Source Preferred Award, Northrop Grumman suppliers must meet quality, delivery, customer satisfaction and lean process standards at least 12 consecutive months, and have a process variability reduction program.

PPG’s application support centers supply Northrop Grumman with coatings, sealants and custom-packaged third-party chemicals. The Los Angeles center in Glendale, Calif., supplies Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems facilities in Palmdale and El Segundo, Calif. The Atlanta center in Kennesaw, Ga., supplies Northrop Grumman’s St. Augustine and Melbourne, Fla., facilities.

PPG’s network of 15 application support centers located in key aerospace regions around the world provides integrated services, customized packaging and product distribution as well as local sales and technical support.

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, manufactured at its Huntsville, Ala., plant and by subsidiaries PPG Aerospace – Ampaspace at Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, and Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. at Sylmar, Calif.

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