|By Business Wire||
|March 18, 2014 07:00 AM EDT||
Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported that it has earned Supplier Gold status from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), at its Berryville and Huntsville, Ark. facilities. Ducommun’s Joplin, Mo. plant has maintained UTC Supplier Gold status since 2010. The facilities manufacture complex custom interconnect and electronic assemblies for Sikorsky’s BLACK HAWK helicopters. UTC’s Supplier Gold program recognizes superior performance in quality, delivery, lean manufacturing and customer satisfaction.
“We are extremely proud to be expanding our Gold status for quality and delivery with Sikorsky,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman and chief executive officer. “Ducommun has demonstrated consistently that we have the processes in place to meet Sikorsky’s stringent quality and manufacturing requirements. This achievement opens the door to expanding our business base with UTC as a preferred supplier.”
Ducommun has provided complex electronics for Sikorsky’s BLACK HAWK helicopters since 2005 and various structural components for the rotorcraft since its inception.
The BLACK HAWK is the U.S. Army’s primary utility tactical transport helicopter, valued for its ability to be quickly deployed and reconfigured for various missions to carry troops, weapons systems and supplies.
About Ducommun Incorporated
Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com.
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