LMI Aerospace Named 2015 Strategic Partner of the Year by Spirit AeroSystems

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMI Aerospace (Nasdaq:LMIA) ("LMI" or the "Company") has been named 2015 Strategic Partner of the Year by Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit, one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft, recognized LMI at a ceremony last week in Wichita, Kan.

"On any given day Spirit work flows through the majority of LMI facilities, and it is the commitment of our employees to deliver quality products safely and on time that has made this award possible," said LMI Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte.

LMI's longstanding relationship with Spirit dates back to when Spirit operated as part of Boeing. In the 10 years Spirit has operated independently, LMI's relationship with Spirit has grown into a strategic partnership. Today, Spirit is LMI's largest customer, representing more than a third of LMI revenue and with contracts extending well into the next decade.

Through Spirit, LMI has a hand in the production of all Boeing commercial platforms. LMI also produces under contract with Spirit parts for the Airbus A350, Gulfstream, Bombardier C-series and Mitsubishi Regional Jet platforms.

About LMI Aerospace

LMI Aerospace Inc. is a leading supplier of structural solutions and engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. Manufacturing more than 40,000 products for a variety of platforms and providing turnkey engineering capabilities to support aircraft lifecycles, LMI offers complete, integrated solutions in aerostructures, engineering and program management. Based in St. Louis, LMI has 26 operations located across the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia and Sri Lanka. For more information visit: www.lmiaerospace.com.

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Source:LMI Aerospace, Inc.