The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL.) has named Ehmke Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Philadelphia the recipient of the 2016 Performance Excellence Award. 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 2016 Boeing Global Supplier Conference held in Dallas, TX. on April 12, 2017. This year, 481 suppliers achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Our company is among 402 suppliers to be awarded the Silver level of recognition. Ehmke was previously honored as Boeing’s Global Supplier of the Year in 2002 and received BPEA awards in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
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 2016 Boeing Supplier of the Year Conference, Karl Jeppesen, Vice President, Supplier Management, Boeing Defense Space & Security, remarked “as one of the truly successful suppliers to the Boeing Company, your company represents the absolute best in the industry. Boeing values our relationship with you and we both want to continue to grow.” 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. “For over 20 years, our long-lasting relationship with Boeing truly demonstrates a team effort. 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.” Cliff Stokes, Ehmke COO / Owner agrees with this assessment. “This honor shows our employees that their tireless effort is appreciate and recognized by one of pre-eminent defense companies in the world. Each day brings something new and our team rises to meet their technical challenges.”
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.