REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2014 – In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013.Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small businesses were honored, including six small disadvantaged-owned businesses as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Northrop Grumman grants the awards only to those Aerospace Systems sector suppliers that achieve distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust, lean processes.“Achieving excellence in any endeavor is difficult, but consider how tough it is when we’re challenged to do more with less and to keep doing it better,” said Lisa Kohl, vice president, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. “Northrop Grumman has set a very high standard and it’s our privilege to honor those suppliers that exceed it.”The honored suppliers included Boyd Corporation, a long time supplier to the Aerospace and Defense industry, and a long time supplier to Northrop Grumman.Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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