Boeing Honors Suppliers for Outstanding Performance

Boeing's annual awards program recognizes suppliers for value creation and exceeding customer expectations.

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Boeing (a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company) has named its Supplier of the Year Award winners, recognizing 13 companies for the high-quality products, services and value they create for Boeing as well as its commercial airline and defense, space and security customers.


Strong performance and close collaboration with these award-winning suppliers helped Boeing exceed customers' expectations in 2016 while contributing to strong overall company performance and numerous program milestones.

"In order for Boeing to be the best in aerospace and an enduring global industrial champion—a top-performer in all areas of our business—we must have the best team, and our supply chain is absolutely vital to those efforts," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "The global suppliers earning top honors this year demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality, delivered customer value and partnered with us on cost-effective, innovative solutions."

In 2016, Boeing spent nearly $60 billion with more than 13,000 suppliers from all 50 U.S. states and 48 countries. Supplier-provided components and assemblies make up approximately 65 percent of the cost of Boeing products.

"Boeing's success is a testament to the partnerships we hold with the finest aerospace suppliers in the world," said Kent Fisher, Boeing leader for enterprise Supplier Management. "Together we will continue to deliver affordable, technologically advanced products and services that give our customers a competitive edge."

Supplier of the Year Award winners for 2016:

Orion IndustriesAuburn, Wash., USA

Community Engagement Award – Supplier with demonstrated strategic investments, engagements and advocacy to strengthen the communities where we live and work.

Nabtesco Corporation – Gifu, Japan

Environment Award – Supplier with demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance or successful partnerships in a formal, measurable environmental program and culture of environmental leadership.

NIPPI CorporationYokohama, Japan

Collaboration Award – Supplier has worked with Boeing to achieve a shared goal in areas of innovation, process or product improvement.

Hoffman Construction CompanySeattle, Wash., USA

Safety Award – Supplier models a zero-injury mindset, investing in and implementing a formal, measurable safety program.

Victory Solutions, Inc.Huntsville, Ala., USA

Support & Services Award – Supplier provides outstanding support or services to Boeing, including engineering support, logistical support and/or site services.

The EnCore GroupHuntington Beach, Calif., USA

Production & Design Award – Supplier or institution has been instrumental in the design, modification or production of a product.

AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd.Xi'an, China

Outstanding Performance Award – Supplier has exhibited superior performance and has achieved Boeing Performance Excellence Award status for five consecutive years.

Gary Jet CenterGary, Ind., USA

Global Supplier Diversity Award – Small diverse supplier that has worked with Boeing to achieve a shared goal.

American SemiconductorBoise, Idaho, USA

Pathfinder Award – Supplier delivers outstanding efforts and/or improvements during the year.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation –  Canberra, Australia

Technology Award – Supplier's outstanding performance in research and development has been instrumental in the introduction of new products to meet Boeing's current and future business needs.

AT&TDallas, Texas, USA

Advantage Award – Supplier provides competitive advantage by exceeding cost performance goals and objectives for the product or services provided.

University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research CentreRotherham, UK

Innovation Award – Supplier's outstanding performance in research and development efforts are instrumental in the introduction of new products to meet Boeing's current and future business needs.

GMN AerospaceSeattle, Wash., USA

Alliance Award – Supplier contributes to Boeing's success by sharing risk and through long-term relationships that support and advance Boeing's strategic objectives.

Boeing Announces $6 million Investment in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Investment aimed at developing diverse students interested in aerospace careers.

Originally Published by Boeing.

Boeing announced a $6 million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the black college community.

To date, TMCF has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition to scholarships, TMCF provides programmatic, capacity building, public policy and advocacy support for its 47 member-schools and the nearly 300,000 students that attend them.

"This investment is another example of how we are building a diverse pipeline of future talent," said Michael Ford, Boeing vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion. "Through scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements and immersive opportunities at Boeing, we hope to inspire and enable HBCU students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry."

"The support from Boeing is more than a gift," said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president and CEO. "It is the manifestation of a long-term strategic partnership that will change the trajectory of so many innovative, intelligent and deserving students."

The investment will fund scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements and immersive "boot camp" programs that will introduce students to Boeing's culture and career paths. Eight HBCUs will benefit from this support, including:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tuskegee University

Students from other HBCUs can also take advantage of the investment through TMCF's award-winning Leadership Institute.

The announcement builds on Boeing's ongoing investment in HBCUs, including South Carolina State University, Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, Florida A&M University and Tennessee State University.

Boeing Announces Details of $100 Million Employee Education Investment

Crowdsourcing drives new learning programs funded by U.S tax reform savings.

Originally Published by Boeing.

Boeing launched new workforce development programs, the latest step in fulfilling its 2017 pledge to invest $300 million in employees, infrastructure and local communities as a result of U.S. tax reform.

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​Boeing and Motorola Solutions Foundation present inaugural Chicago STEM Signing Day

50 Chicago-area students recognized for academic achievements in STEM. Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson among attendees

Originally Published by Boeing.

Just like signing days for athletes, the inaugural Chicago Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day on Thursday, May 24, celebrated high school seniors from across the Chicagoland area as they made commitments to some of the country's top technical schools, colleges and universities. These students will apply their talents in pursuit of STEM careers that will place them on the fast track to success in technical fields like those in the aerospace and telecommunications industries.

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