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April O’Donahue speaks at the 2019 PNAA Women in Aerospace Conference

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By April O'Donahue | May 13, 2019
April PNAA Women's Conference

This year, I had the opportunity to speak at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Women in Aerospace Conference on May 2nd. Accompanied by nine of my teammates, the overall conference had approximately 300 attendees and 23 speakers from over 108 companies. This marked the first time that a member of the GMN Aerospace team has spoken at this event. My speech was centered around the topic of “Expanding your horizons – Getting outside your comfort zone.” 

GMN Aerospace maintains 99% quality ratings throughout 2018

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By Paul Michaels | Mar 29, 2019
GMN Aerospace maintains 99% quality ratings in 2018

Within the competitive landscape of the aerospace industry, GMN Aerospace constantly strives to meet our commitments to our customer’s specifications and quality standards. After experiencing an increase in our statement of work over the past year, about 25% of the work produced by GMN Aerospace was supported by short-flow and aircraft on ground (AOG) requests. This translated to our team delivering over two million parts to more than 300 customers in 2018.

Increased morale and productivity in GMN’s aerospace quality assurance team

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By Micheal Carr | Feb 05, 2019
Aerospace Quality Assurance Team

At GMN Aerospace, we continually focus on ways to enhance our lean manufacturing and waste reduction efforts, including activities such as our value-stream team (VST) events in collaboration with our customers. So, when I came into the fold at GM Nameplate (GMN) as the new supervisor of the aerospace quality assurance team, I planned to take measures to make any improvements possible within the quality assurance team and process.

Value stream team event for improvement of front-end processes

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By Megan Bradburn | Oct 02, 2018
Boeing Value Stream Team Event

During the week of September 10th through the 14th, the GMN Aerospace team participated in another value stream team (VST) event with The Boeing Company, this time focusing on the front-end process flow. The goal of this event was to reduce overall processing time between the Aerospace document review process and the art department by 50%, a flow that is critical for keeping things running smoothly through the plant.

GMN’s commemorative placard for Boeing’s 10,000th 737 aircraft release

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By Lauren Rowles | Sep 10, 2018
Boeing 737 release

In March, The Boeing Company celebrated the production of its 10,000th 737 aircraft. This incredible milestone was commemorated at Boeing’s Renton, WA facility, which is also where the airplane was manufactured. A 737 Max 8, the 10,000th 737 was destined for Southwest Airlines, which was extremely fitting as Southwest is the leading customer for and top operator of the 737.

GMN’s new display integration & bonding facility in Taiwan

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By Lauren Rowles | Jul 26, 2018
Liquid Optical Bonding

GMN recently opened a new, cutting-edge bonding and integration operation in Taiwan. Located in the Kaohsiung Science Park, this 322,000-square-foot facility offers liquid optical bonding (LOCA) and integration for any display, touch screen, or decorative cover glass component, with exceptional efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Plastic over-molding for aerospace applications

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By Nick Schmidt | Jun 21, 2018
Plastic Overmolding for Aerospace Industry

Over-molding is a manufacturing process that combines two different types of plastic together to create a single part. Typically, this involves the use of a hard plastic and a softer plastic (often rubberized). Alternatively, this method can be used to bind two hard plastics together that are different colors. Overall, this is a process that takes various materials with different properties and combines them into a single molded component.

GMN Aerospace receives tenth consecutive Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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By Lauren Rowles | May 16, 2018
BPEA Decade of Excellence

SEATTLE, Washington (May 16, 2018) – GMN Aerospace announced today that it has received the 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. GMN Aerospace maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2016 to September 2017.

Paul Michaels speaks at 2018 annual PNAA Aerospace Conference

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By Lauren Rowles | Feb 22, 2018
PNAA Aerospace Conference

At this year’s 17th annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Conference, Paul Michaels, GMN Aerospace’s Corporate Director, was asked to share his insights on the importance of striving for excellence within the aerospace industry. As a past recipient of PNAA’s Aerospace Executive of the Year Award, Michaels also had the honor of recognizing previous award winners in the audience during the event’s banquet dinner.