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LMI Aerospace Announces Their Subsidiary, Tempco Engineering, Inc, is Awarded by Northrop Grumman as a Platinum Source Preferred Supplier

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013.

Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small businesses were honored, including six small disadvantaged-owned businesses as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Northrop Grumman grants the awards only to those Aerospace Systems sector suppliers that achieve distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust, lean processes.

"Achieving excellence in any endeavor is difficult, but consider how tough it is when we're challenged to do more with less and to keep doing it better," said Lisa Kohl, vice president, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Northrop Grumman has set a very high standard and it's our privilege to honor those suppliers that exceed it."

The honored suppliers included Tempco Engineering Inc, An LMI Aerospace company located in Sun Valley, CA. Tempco has been supporting Northrop Grumman Aerospace since 2010 by providing machined detail components and light assemblies (i.e. Jato Carrier Assy, Aileron, Engine Installation & Modification Kits) for the unmanned BKM –CHUKAR Targets drone program. LMI Aerospace, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA), is a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components and provider of design engineering services to the aerospace and defense markets. Through its Aerostructures segment, the company primarily fabricates machines, finishes, integrates, assembles and kits machined and formed close tolerance aluminum, specialty alloy and composite components and higher level assemblies for use by the aerospace and defense industries. It manufactures more than 40,000 products for integration into a variety of aircraft platforms manufactured by leading original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 aerospace suppliers. Through its Engineering Services segment, the company provides a complete range of design, engineering and program management services, supporting aircraft product lifecycles from conceptual design, analysis and certification through production support, fleet support and service life extensions via a complete turnkey engineering solution.

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Source:LMI Aerospace, Inc.