GULFSTREAM NAMES TOP SUPPLIERS FOR 2008

GULFSTREAM NAMES TOP SUPPLIERS FOR 2008

Award Recipients Represent Six Countries and 16 States

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 1, 2009----Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently announced its 2008 Supplier of the Year awards.

Award selection is based on the Gulfstream supplier measurement rating card, which tracks
overall value, delivery, quality, customer service and compliance for all Gulfstream suppliers.  The companies singled out for recognition scored 100 percent in all card categories throughout 2008.

Gulfstream honored 59 of its 350 suppliers: 31 initial-phase suppliers; 10 final-phase; four small-business; and 17 indirect suppliers that support all of Gulfstream.  Three suppliers were recognized in more than one category.  The honorees represent six countries and 16 states. (An alphabetical listing of all recipients is attached).

"These awards represent the commitment of these companies’ leadership and the dedication of their teams to provide excellent service in the areas of quality, delivery and cost," said Bill Williams, vice president, Materials, Gulfstream.  "The success of these suppliers is due to their drive and commitment to continuous improvement.  We are very proud of our relationship with them."

Gulfstream annually spends in excess of $2 billion with U.S.-based suppliers and more than $1 billion with international suppliers.


2008 Gulfstream Supplier Award Recipients (alphabetical)
AdelWiggins Group, Los Angeles, Calif.
A.E. Petsche Co., Duluth, Ga.
Aircelle, Burnley Lancashire, England
Airframe Component Repair Inc., Savannah, Ga.
AMETEK Inc., Woodstock, N.Y.
Apex Engineering International LLC, Wichita, Kan.
Apex Office Products Inc., Orlando, Fla.
A.S.A.P. Technologies Inc., Buford, Ga.
AVOX Systems, Lancaster, N.Y.
Burbank Limestone, Escondido, Calif.
Chelton Inc., Lewisville, Texas
Coastal Logistics Group Inc., Garden City, Ga.
COMFORCE Corp., Woodbury, N.Y.
L-3 Crestview Aerospace Corp., Crestview, Fla.
CTS International, Bellevue, Wash.
Custom Metal Works Inc., Rincon, Ga.
Cytec Engineered Materials, Greenville, Texas
Dampier Construction Co., Port Wentworth, Ga.
DeCrane Aerospace Inc./Carl F. Booth Veneers, New Albany, Ind.
Deutsch Engineered Connecting, Oceanside, Calif.
Edwards Interiors Inc., Rincon, Ga.
Electro Enterprises Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Enflite Inc., Georgetown, Texas
ExcellerateHRO (EDS), Alpharetta, Ga.
Exotic Metals Forming Co. LLC, Kent, Wash.
Georgia HI-Tech Fabricators Inc., Vidalia, Ga.
IBM, Macon, Ga.
Infosys, Plano, Texas
International Water-Guard Industries Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Intertechnique, Cedex, France
Ipeco Inc., Torrance, Calif.
Kelly Services Inc., Savannah, Ga.
Kirkhill-TA Co., Valencia, Calif.
Meggitt, Aircraft Braking Systems, West Midlands, UK
Moran Printing Inc., Baton Rouge, La.
MPC Products Corp., Skokie, Ill.
Office Environments & Services Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing Inc., Chatsworth, Calif.
PDS Technical Services, Tampa, Fla.
Peerless Electronics Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Perfekta Inc., Wichita, Kan.
PPG Aerospace PRC-DeSoto International, Kennesaw, Ga.
Qwest Communications International Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.
Right Hemisphere, Pleasanton, Calif.
Roll Forming Corp., Shelbyville, Ky.
Rosen Aviation LLC, Eugene, Ore.
Saft America Inc., Valdosta, Ga.
Securitas Security Services USA Inc., Savannah, Ga.
ShinMaywa Industries Ltd., Kobe, Japan
Staples, Columbus, Ohio
Terma A/S, Grenaa, Denmark
Trent Associates, Savannah, Ga.
Tyee Aircraft, Everett, Wash.
Universal Alloy Corp., Canton, Ga.
Universal Weather & Aviation Inc., Houston, Texas
U.S. Tool Group, Desloge, Mo.
Vought Aircraft Industries, Dallas, Texas
VT Miltope, Hope Hull, Ala.
WINSLOW LifeRaft Co., Lake Suzy, Fla.

 

NOTE TO EDITORS

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced some 1,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G250®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 9,700 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.
image description