TACOMA, Wash.—General Plastics Manufacturing Co., a supplier of high-performance polyurethane foam products and built-to-print composite parts, was recognized by The Boeing Company as Supplier of the Year in the Outstanding Performance category. General Plastics was one of 13 companies honored on May 8, 2019, for its commitment to distinguished performance in working with Boeing. As the award recipient, General Plastics Manufacturing Company is recognized for consistent performance excellence in on-time delivery and quality, and proactively providing cost-effective product, lead time, and resource solutions.

This year’s recipients represent an elite group among more than 12,000 active Boeing suppliers around the world. The selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service, and technical expertise.

“It is an honor and a privilege for the General Plastics team to receive this award from Boeing,” said Mitchell Johnson, Ph.D., president and CEO of General Plastics, in a company release. “We are very proud of not only our delivery and quality ratings, but also the collaborative support we provide to Boeing engineers to ensure that we can meet product design requirements, manufacturability, cost targets, and load dates. This award reaffirms our dedication to meet the high-performance standards expected from The Boeing Company, [and] which enable them to meet customer expectations in a very competitive market.”

General Plastics also received the Boeing Performance Excellence Award for 2018 for maintaining a minimum Silver composite performance rating for each month of the performance period, from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018. The company is among 298 suppliers to be awarded the Silver level of recognition.

General Plastics Manufacturing Company (www.generalplastics.com) has been a supplier to Boeing for more than 75 years, starting in the early 1940s, when it supplied the company with acrylic for B-17 bomber windows. Today, the Tacoma, Washington-based company supplies Boeing with various core materials, molded parts,  and gap seal management parts made with its signature LAST-A-FOAM® range of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam. These materials and parts are used in the flight deck and passenger cabin of Boeing’s 7-series aircraft.

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