Tacoma, Washington -- General Plastics Manufacturing Co. has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Boeing Co. issues the award annually to suppliers with superior performance.
General Plastics maintained a Silver composite performance rating for quality and delivery each month of the 12-month period, from 1 Oct 2010, to 30 Sept 2011.
"Receiving this sought-after recognition makes it very clear that General Plastics does not take its relationship with Boeing for granted, even after half a century," said president Bruce Lind. "What allows us to consistently attain such high standards is a relentless focus on quality, novel solutions based on proprietary formulations, and the ongoing commitment of every employee to meeting our customers' needs."
General Plastics supplies polyurethane foam parts for flight deck and cabin interiors to Boeing for all models of the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. The company produces high-strength, lightweight, flame-resistant composite foam core materials and "edge close-out" for honeycomb structures.
These products are used in Boeing's aircraft flight deck pads, passenger cabin walls and ceilings, passenger compartment overhead stow bins, service-class divider partitions, food-service galleys, and lavatories. Boeing also relies on General Plastics' extensive experience with polycarbonate and acrylic sheets for aircraft passenger windowpanes and wingtip-lens transparencies.
For 70 years, General Plastics has developed and manufactures high-density polyurethane foam products, including its signature Last-a Foam and build-to-print composite parts.