CPI Aero Recognized for Engineering and Production Technology Leadership
March 10, 2015
Edgewood, NY – CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) has been awarded a $1.21 million contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected as a winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council’s 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award. The Manufacturing Leadership Awards recognize world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders that distinguish themselves by embracing breakthrough innovation and enable their companies to anticipate and respond to customers with unmatched agility. Now in its eleventh year, the Manufacturing Leadership Award honors companies that are “shaping the future of global manufacturing.”
CPI Aero was one of hundreds of nominated companies and individuals that were evaluated and scored by a panel of expert judges in 11 categories. CPI Aero was selected as a winner in the Engineering & Production Technology Leadership category for improving and streamlining the process by which the company’s Manufacturing Execution System software collects production labor on the manufacturing floor for improved productivity. Some of CPI Aero’s fellow winners in this category include General Motors, GKN Aerospace, and Lockheed Martin.
Representatives from the company will attend the Manufacturing Leadership Summit gala celebration on June 4, 2015 in Carlsbad, California where CPI Aero and other winners will be recognized for their accomplishments.
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About CPI Aero
CPI Aero is a U.S. manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets. Within the global aerostructure supply chain, CPI Aero is either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft OEMs or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. CPI also is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In conjunction with its assembly operations, CPI Aero provides engineering, program management, supply chain management, and MRO services. Among the key national security programs that CPI Aero supplies are the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye surveillance aircraft, the UH-60 BLACK HAWK® helicopter, the MH-53/CH-53 variant helicopters, the F-16 fighter aircraft, the MH-60S mine countermeasure helicopter, the AH-1Z ZULU attack helicopter, the DB-110 reconnaissance pod and the ALMDS mine detecting pod. In the commercial aviation market CPI Aero manufactures products for the Gulfstream G650 ultra-large cabin business jet, the HondaJet advanced light jet, the Embraer Phenom 300 business jet, the new Cessna Citation X+, and the S-92® helicopter. CPI Aero is included in the Russell Microcap® Index.
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