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Lamsco West, Inc. receives “Supplier of the Year” from Boeing​


(Santa Clarita, CA, April 18, 2014) – Lamsco West, Inc. (“Lamsco”), part of the international aerospace group, Shimtech, today announced that it has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Outside Manufacturing category by The Boeing Company.  Lamsco was one of 16 companies honored last night for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.

In January, Lamsco was notified that it was one of 582 companies to receive the Boeing Performance Excellence Award which rewards excellence in all around operational performance.  Achieving the Supplier of the Year designation further acknowledges superior performance and labels this class of winners as best of the best.

“With increasing competition and tightening budgets, it’s more important than ever to have a global supply chain that is committed to excellence and consistently delivers high performance,” said Jack House, leader of Boeing’s Supplier Management organization. “Boeing’s Supplier of the Year award winners have demonstrated that they are willing to help us create a long-term competitive advantage, leading to our collective success.”

This year’s winners represent an elite group among more than 11,000 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 52 countries around the world.  This selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.

Shimtech subsidiary Lamsco is the largest specialist manufacturer of aerospace shims, tapers, spacers and fillers in the world and handles millions of parts each year.  It supplies an extensive range of engineered components and laminates in metallic, synthetic and composite materials across the spectrum of Boeing commercial aerospace programs. 

Commenting on the award, Shimtech Chief Executive, Howard Kimberley, said:

“To be recognized as Supplier of the Year to Boeing is without question a true pinnacle of achievement.  We are both immensely proud and at the same time deeply humbled to take our place alongside some of the very best aerospace companies in the world.

“I would like to place on record my thanks to our employees, without whose outstanding endeavour, commitment and professionalism, achievement of this world-class accolade would not have been possible.”

For more information on the Boeing Supplier of the Year award, including a complete list of award recipients, visit http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43. To learn more, about Lamsco, visit www.Lamscowest.com.