GMN Aerospace Announces AS9100C Certification for Oregon Division, GMN Plastics

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By Cynthia Schulte | Dec 19, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE, WA – December 19, 2012 – GMN Aerospace announces today that the Oregon division, doing business as GMN Plastics, now meets the requirements of AS9100C.

GMN Plastics was audited by TUV Reinland of North America, whom approved the certification on December 11, 2012.  It states that GMN Plastics has established and applies a quality management system for the manufacture of complex plastics and value added assemblies.

GMN Plastics has worked to meet all compliance requirements in their organizational structure, documentation, training, quality systems, technology control plans and procedures.  A commitment to compliance ensures that GMN Plastics has the knowledge, ability and regulatory oversight to properly manage aerospace programs.

AS9100C is the quality management systems standard for the aerospace industry and it compliments others held by GMN Plastics including ISO 9100:2008 certification and ITAR compliance.

“We began the process to become AS9100C certified a year ago because we saw an opportunity to better serve the aerospace industry and improve our manufacturing system,” stated Dan Thurmond, president of the Oregon Division.  “We already observe stringent quality standards because we supply highly regulated industries such as medical and automotive.  AS9100C certification for the aerospace industry was a natural next step. It demonstrates our commitment to quality.”

“Our customers in aerospace looked to expand the value of GM Nameplate in their supply chain by partnering with GMN as an injection molder,” said Carlo Mears, Vice President of GMN Aerospace, GM Nameplate’s Aerospace group. “The obvious first goal was AS 9100C. We are so proud of our whole team to achieve certification so quickly. The aerospace industry now has access to the one of the best vertically integrated plastic injection molders.”


GMN Aerospace and GMN Plastics are brands within GM Nameplate that were developed to better serve specific industries. Established in 1954, GM Nameplate specializes in providing custom design solutions and manufacturing of branding components including nameplates, decals, labels and custom panels; electronic input devices such as membrane switches, rubber keypads and touch screens; decorated and molded plastic components; value added assemblies; and large format digital graphics. GM Nameplate is recognized worldwide as a leading international manufacturer, which provides products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations every time.

GM Nameplate is a privately owned company with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. The company employs approximately 1,000 individuals throughout facilities in California, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Asia.  The company manages a number of brands to better serve specific industries such as GMN Plastics, GMN Aerospace and GMN Automotive.

GMN Plastics, the Oregon division of GM Nameplate, is a premier injection and compression molding manufacturer.  In addition to core molding capabilities, GMN Plastics also offers an array of value-added services such as plastic decorating, assembly, tooling, and design and engineering assistance.

As a key part of GM Nameplate, GMN Aerospace is a recognized worldwide leader in the manufacture of mandatory markings and subassemblies for the entire aircraft. This includes interior and exterior mandatory markings, component supplier for passenger service units (PSU), custom plastic injection molded components, and aerospace sub-assemblies.