updated 5/2/2011 1:47:35 PM ET 2011-05-02T17:47:35

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has honored 56 suppliers from the United States and Canada in its annual supplier awards program.

The awards recognize companies for achieving distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction and robust lean processes. The companies honored this year provide Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector with products ranging from aircraft parts and assemblies to sophisticated electronics for spacecraft, as well as everyday services.

"In today's current economic environment, our success depends on the affordability of our products and services," said Chuck Wands, sector vice president and chief financial officer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "These suppliers have demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and I congratulate them on their achievements and support of Northrop Grumman."

"Northrop Grumman has always been rigorous in its selection of suppliers, so your recognition here today is a testimony to your hard work, know-how and dedication to being a valued part of the Northrop Grumman product team," said Lisa Kohl, sector vice president, Global Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, who presided at the April 27, 2011, awards ceremony.

"We recognize the critical part that you play in helping us to achieve our vision, to be the leader in preserving freedom and advancing discovery by providing our customers with innovative and affordable integrated air, space and ground solutions," Kohl said.

This year, Northrop Grumman presented awards in two categories, Platinum Source Preferred and Supplier of the Year, with 26 awards going to small businesses, including two small disadvantaged-owned businesses, as recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers in six categories: Special Recognition, Research & Development, Non-Production, Small Business, Procurement and Subcontracts. To be considered for a Supplier of the Year award, a company must demonstrate consistently superior performance and quality in delivering products and/or services.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2010 Supplier of the Year Awardees are:

Special Recognition Craft Equipment Company Tampa, Fla.
Non-Production US Tool Group Desloge, Mo.
Small Business Century Precision Engineering* Gardena, Calif.
Research & Development Spirit AeroSystems Inc. Wichita, Kan.
Procurement Cytec Engineered Materials Anaheim, Calif.
    Greenville, Texas
    Havre de Grace, Md.
Subcontracts BAE Systems Manassas, Va.
     
     
* Prior Supplier of the Year Award winner

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems' 2010 Platinum Source Preferred Awardees are:
 

3M Company**** Springfield, Mo.
Aerospace Products SE Inc.* Huntsville, Ala.
Alken Industries Inc.** Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Allan Aircraft Supply Co. LLC** North Hollywood, Calif.
Allfast Fastening Systems Inc.** City of Industry, Calif.
Ashley Machine and Tool Co.* Wyoming, Pa.
AVIOR Integrated Products* Laval, Quebec Canada
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.* Westminster, Colo.
Boyd Corporation* Portland, Ore.
C&D Zodiac, Advanced Composites Division Marysville, Calif.
Century Precision Engineering Gardena, Calif.
Consolidated Precision Products Port Hueneme, Calif.
Cytec Engineered Materials** Anaheim, Calif.
Cytec Engineered Materials** Greenville, Texas
Cytec Engineered Materials* Havre de Grace, Md.
Dayton-Granger, Inc.* Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dixie Aerospace**** Peachtree City, Ga.
Eaton – Conveyance Systems Beltsville, Md.
Eaton Aerospace – Conveyance Systems*** Eastanollee, Ga.
Eaton Aerospace Bethel, Conn.
Eaton Aerospace**** Grand Rapids, Mich.
Fatigue Technology, A PCC Company* Seattle, Wash.
Flexfab LLC**** Hastings, Mich.
Gavial Engineering & Manufacturing Inc.* Santa Maria, Calif.
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems** Bloomington, Minn.
Goodrich Power Transmission Systems* Rome, N.Y.
Haynes International**** Arcadia, La.
Heartland Precision Fasteners Inc.**** New Century, Kan.
Henkel Aerospace* Bay Point, Calif.
Hurlen Corporation***** Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
Innovent Inc.**** Peabody, Mass.
Integrated Polymer Industries Inc.** Irvine, Calif.
Johnson Supply Company** Pensacola, Fla.
LAI International** Phoenix, Ariz.
L-3 Communications, Randtron Antenna Systems**** Menlo Park, Calif.
L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation* Anaheim, Calif.
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. Irvine, Calif.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Chomerics Division Woburn, Mass.
Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation *** Farmingdale, N.Y.
Phoenix Logistics Inc. Tempe, Ariz.
PPG Aerospace , PRC-DeSoto**** Kennesaw, Ga.
Precision Shapes Inc. Titusville, Fla.
Saft America Inc.* Valdosta, Georgia
Shultz Steel Company* South Gate, Calif.
TEK Precision Co. Ltd.***** Deer Park, N.Y.
Telephonics Corporation* Farmingdale, N.Y.
The Advanced Composites Group Inc.** Tulsa, Okla.
Titanium Metals Corporation **** Toronto, Ohio
Valley-Todeco Inc.*** Sylmar, Calif.
Van Brakel Electronics Inc.* Phoenix, Ariz.
Voss Aerospace*** Cleveland, Ohio
W.S. Wilson Corporation** Port Washington, N.Y.

          *    Prior Year Platinum Source Preferred Award winner

       **    Two-Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award winner

     ***    Three-Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award winner

   ****    Four-Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award winner

 *****    Five-Time Previous Platinum Source Preferred Award winner

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

CONTACT: Jim Hart
         310-812-0916
         James.F.Hart@ngc.com

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