Applied Industrial Technologies (AIT), one of North America's largest independent distributors of manufacturing components for MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry, has won the prestigious Silver Performance Excellence Award from The Boeing (News - Alert) Company. AIT, which provides Boeing with a broad range of MRO solutions for its manufacturing operations, including bearings, power transmission products, and various maintenance supplies, has received this prestigious award for the second consecutive year.
The Silver Performance Excellence Award is given to suppliers who have been able to demonstrate consistent performance throughout the year. The idea is to honor a company that has the proven ability to consistently deliver quality products and services in a timely manner. AIT did just that and went on consistently secure a silver composite performance rating each month of the 12-month period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending on September 30, 2012.
“Boeing sets high standards for quality assurance and on-time delivery, and we make it our goal to exceed their expectations. Our ability to meet the stringent requirements to receive this award for a second time demonstrates Applied's ongoing commitment to our customers' success,” VP of AIT Tom Armold, noted in a statement.
Boeing, which has been part of GPS since the network's inception in the 1970s and produced nearly 70 percent of the satellites launched in support of the GPS constellation,
was recently awarded a $51 million, one year contract with four one year options by the U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network. The contract covers GPS IIF satellite shipment to the launch site in Florida, pre-launch preparation, post-launch checkout, handover and on-orbit support.
“The contract provides mission continuity for the Boeing GPS IIF fleet as we continue to deliver on our commitments. With nine GPS IIFs still awaiting deployment, the contract scope includes supplying all support needed until the Air Force calls for the vehicles,” Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems, Craig Cooning commented in connection with the contract win.