Boeing named its Supplier of the Year Award winners in Portland, OR on April 12. Of the 13 companies awarded for their high-quality products and services, three were from Washington state and one was from the South Sound.
The Annual awards program recognizes suppliers for the value they create for Boeing and the support they provide to the company’s global customer base. Boeing had a record-setting 2017, and the company credits its strong relationship with suppliers for its prosperity.
“Our continued success in an increasingly challenging business environment is driven in large part by having the aerospace industry’s best team and talent — and that includes the world’s best supply chain,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “This year’s Supplier of the Year award recipients all share a passion for innovation, collaboration and sustained exceptional performance — qualities we look for in all of our industry partners.”
Woodland Trade Company from Tacoma won the Production & Design Award for a “supplier or institution (that) has been instrumental in the design, modification or production of a product.”
The company’s Boeing Certified Tooling Shop and Boeing Delegated Inspection Facility provide design and building services, 3-D printing, and quality assurance. Woodland Trade Company has worked with Boeing on every new Boeing Commercial Airplane program since 1987. The company has won 10 Consecutive Boeing Gold Excellence Awards. This is their second Boeing Supplier of the Year Award.
The other Washington state winners were Watson Furniture Group from Poulsbo, which won the Environment Award, and RB Enterprises from Mukilteo, which won the Collaboration Award.