Alcoa Fastening Systems Named 2010 Platinum Source Preferred Supplier

December 20, 2011

TORRANCE, Calif.–Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) is proud to announce that its Sylmar
Operations (Valley-Todeco) was recently honored by Northrop Grumman
Corporation with a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier Award. It is the
fourth consecutive year this location has received the award for its
commitment to produce and deliver 100% conforming parts, on schedule,
and with acceptable supporting shipping documentation. Alcoa Fastening
Systems supplies fasteners and installation tools for many of Northrop
Grumman’s major programs, including the F-35, F/A-18 and the Global Hawk.

”AFS is pleased to receive this award,” said Craig Brown, vice president
of Global Aerospace Customers and Marketing. “We are grateful that
Northrop Grumman recognizes and appreciates our efforts and dedication
in supporting their needs, and look forward to continuing to deliver
high-quality products on-time for all of their programs.”

Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading
worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems; including
specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and
installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications.
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., the company has more than 6,000
employees at 32 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations in 11

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