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HOLLY METALS WINS TOP BOEING HONOR

 SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Holly Metals Inc., of West Chester, Penn., has been named the 1993 Boeing Small Disadvantaged Business Supplier of the Year for its outstanding efforts in support of The Boeing Co., Boeing announced today.
 The company was singled out for its near-perfect record in 1992 for painting and finishing more than 12,000 composite panels for exterior use on Boeing 757, 767 and 777 aircraft.
 Founded in 1964 by Paul Sam and named after his daughter, Holly Metals began as a one-employee operation in a two-car garage. Today, the company operates in a 28,000-square foot facility and employs 25.
 The firm was selected from the 1,283 small disadvantaged businesses throughout the United States that supply parts and services to Boeing. Holly Metals was nominated for the award by the Helicopters Division of the Boeing Defense & Space Group.
 The award is one of many received by the company. Holly Metals was named the SBA Region III Subcontractor of the Year for 1993, and received the 1992 SBA Administrator's Award for Excellence, along with several past awards from Boeing.
 Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank Shrontz presented the award to Mr. Sam and his wife Glenda at The Boeing Co.'s corporate headquarters in Seattle.
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 /CONTACT: Russ Young, 206-655-6123, or Jack Satterfield, 215-591-8399, both of The Boeing Co./


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