Mi-Tech Metals, Inc., a veteran-owned small business, has been presented with Bell Helicopter's most prestigious supplier award—Premier Supplier. Mi-Tech Metals, founded in 1978, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of Tungsten Alloy and Tungsten Composite materials.
Mi-Tech Metals' selection is in recognition of their superior manufacturing processes and world-class quality standards. AJ Bir, President of Mi-Tech Metals, proudly accepted the award at an employee luncheon in Indianapolis. Bell Helicopter's Lee R. Nicewonger, Commodity Manager, and Rik Greene, Supplier Manager, presented and congratulated the Mi-Tech team.
In order to qualify for the Premier Supplier status, Mi-Tech Metals linked numerous requirements that included: AS9100 Certification, On-Time Delivery of 98%, and an "Outstanding" score on a cross-functional audit. Additional achievements included: Six Sigma Projects, Lean Manufacturing Initiatives, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, and Kaizen events.
Source: Mi-Tech Metals, Inc.