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BOEING HONORS OUTSTANDING SUPPLIERS

 BOEING HONORS OUTSTANDING SUPPLIERS
 SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven companies -- selected from


more than 3,500 suppliers in 29 nations -- today received Boeing Commercial Airplane Group's highest honor, the "President's Award for Excellence," the company announced. This award is presented to those commercial airplane suppliers that have demonstrated superior quality as well as superior cost and schedule performance.
 The annual award was presented by Boeing Commercial Airplane Group President Dean Thornton to representatives from the seven suppliers, six based in the United States and one in Japan.
 "The competition for this recognition has become increasingly demanding," Thornton said. "This is because each supplier is working to meet and exceed quality expectations, increase efficiency and prosper in global competition."
 Thornton also said, "These suppliers have made continuous quality improvement a way of life and are the very best in the world at what they do."
 Receiving the awards at the ceremony tonight were Castle Industries based in Ontario, Calif., a supplier of products for airplane interiors; Continental Graphics, based in Culver City, Calif., a developer and supplier of spares-related data; Dowty Aerospace Los Angeles, based in Duarte, Calif., a supplier of hydraulic actuators; GEC Precision, based in Wellington, Kansas, a supplier of machined parts and sheet metal assemblies; JAMCO Corp., based in Tokyo, Japan, a supplier of airline- specific galleys; the Menasco Group, with divisions in the United States and Canada, a supplier of landing gear; and RMS, based in Minneapolis, Minn., a supplier of airframe connectors.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Cole of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-5445/
 (BA) CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group ST: Washington IN: AIR SU:


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