Orizon Receives Transparency Award From Spirit Aerosystems

Daniel McCoy – Reporter, Wichita Business Journal

Several suppliers located in Spirit AeroSystems Inc.’s hometown of Wichita are among the manufacturer’s top suppliers for 2018.

Spirit (NYSE: SPR) recently honored 10 companies for performance at its annual supplier’s banquet in Wichita.

Among the honorees were local suppliers Cox Machine Inc. and Quik Tek Machining LLC, along with Meritrust Credit Union and Axiom Engineering.

“Our success in meeting our customers’ deadline could not happen without world-class partners,” Spirit CEO Tom Gentile said in a press release. “We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to deliver the best aerostructures to the world’s leading aerospace companies.”

The full list of winning suppliers and their respective categories were:

• Strategic Partner of the Year — Japan-based Nikkiso Co. Ltd.

• Collaboration Values Partner — Cox Machine and U.K.-based GKN Aerospace, which provides Spirit components from its manufacturing facility in Wellington, Kansas.

• Transparency Values Partner — Quik Tek and Orizon Aerostructures Chanute Inc.

• Inspiration Values Partner — Meritrust Credit Union.

• Performance Partner — Taiwan-based Drewloong Precision Inc.

• Emergent Support Partner — Axiom Engineering and California-based Brek Manufacturing Co.

• Indirect Supplier of the Year — Michigan-based DM Tool & Fab Inc.

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