The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect(PMBC) brought together global aerospace companies looking to establish contracts with Michigan-based suppliers during the 2020 Aerospace and Tech Summit on September 16, 2020. The virtual matchmaking event was PMBC’s third annual summit dedicated to growing the state’s aerospace and manufacturing industries.
Pure Michigan Business Connect coordinated meetings on behalf of hundreds of Michigan-based companies with purchasing teams from 15 companies including Orbion Space Technology, Eaton Aerospace, RCO Aerospace, Gerald Ford International Airport Authority, Woodward, Liebherr Aerospace, L3 Harris, Jedco, Marposs, Parker, Textron, Lockheed Martin and Lockheed Martin Missiles, and Northern Wings Repair.
The Aerospace Supply Chain Achievement Award was presented to Northern Wings, located in Newberry, which is an AS9100 certified aerospace manufacturer and sticking distributor. Northern Wings provides certified materials and parts for commercial and military aircraft programs serving customers such as NASA, Boeing Aerospace, DLA, L-3 Technologies, Sierra Nevada Corporation, the U.S Park Service, the Department of Homeland Security and others.
“The Aerospace Supply Chain Achievement Award is presented to a company that shows a willingness and ability to grow the Aerospace industry in Michigan,” noted Natalie Chmiko, VP PMBC and International Trade at the MEDC. “This year’s recipient also acts as a purchaser to build out its supply chain with as many Michigan companies as possible. Northern Wings has shown its ability to produce quality products for other larger suppliers and continues to actively bring on new in-state suppliers to purchase. We applaud Northern Wings and wish it continued success.”
“The Northern Wings team is honored to be recognized as the 2020 Aerospace Supply Chain Achievement Award, and we are very excited to see continued industry growth throughout Michigan,” mentioned Christopher Burger, Northern Wings Operations Manager.