The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL.) has named Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Philadelphia the recipient of the 2017 Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). Ehmke is chosen to receive this award from an international supplier base of approximately 13,000 companies and was recognized by the Boeing Company at the company’s 2017 Boeing Global Supplier Conference held in Portland, OR. on April 12, 2018. This year, 419 suppliers out of nearly 13,000 suppliers achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Our company is among 380 suppliers to be awarded the Silver level of recognition. This is the fifth time out of the 11 years of the Performance Excellence Award Program that Ehmke was honored. Ehmke was previously honored as Boeing’s Global Supplier of the Year in 2002 and received BPEA awards in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2016.
The Boeing Company, Defense Space & Security Division (Ridley Park, PA) recognized Ehmke for their valuable support of the Boeing H-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey programs. Ehmke provides engineering, manufacturing and installation support for the design & fabrication of the acoustical insulation blankets that are installed in each military aircraft. Ehmke has maintained a 99.92 % Quality Supplier Rating and 99.72% Delivery Supplier Rating with the Boeing Company.
At the 2017 Boeing Supplier of the Year Conference, Boeing Chairman, President & CEO Dennis Muilenburg remarked “Boeing’s 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. This year’s award recipients all share a passion for innovation, collaboration, and sustained exceptional performance – qualities we look for in all of our industry partners. The official award notice further states: “Performance excellence is fundamental to the success of both our companies. We extend our sincere congratulations to the employees of EHMKE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. for demonstrating their dedication to the high-performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy.”
Robert Rosania, Ehmke CEO / Owner, appreciates the honor bestowed on Ehmke by the Boeing Supplier Management Team. “We truly appreciate be honored, once again, by the Boeing Company. We value our long-lasting relationship with Boeing and this award truly demonstrates a team effort. Ehmke makes every effort to deliver to Boeing products to their exact specifications exactly when they need them. The War Fighter counts on the Boeing Company and their Supply Chain to deliver flawless product within tight budget constraints. With the continued support of Boeing Supplier Management, Engineering and Quality Departments throughout their entire global organization. Ehmke, as a world-class fabricator, is given the direction to meet these stringent technical & cost requirements and delivery timetables to support the H-47 & V-22 Programs.”
Ehmke is one of the very few industrial textile companies left in Philadelphia. Founded in 1929 by the late Howard Ehmke, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics Major League Baseball Team, the company specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of a diverse selection of technical fabric items for the US Military, Defense Contractors, OEMs and industrial customers. Other honors earned by the company include the 2005 U.S. Small Business Contractor of the Year Award and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Award of Excellence in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, 2010 and 2012 for design and fabrication expertise.