Auburn-based Orion has been recognized as The Boeing Co.’s Global Supplier of the Year in the Community Engagement category.
It is Orion’s third Supplier of the Year selection, having received the honor from Boeing in 2011 in the Outside Manufacturing category and in 2015 in the Corporate Citizenship category.
Orion was one of 13 companies honored at a ceremony on April 12 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.
In January, Orion was also notified that it was one of 480 companies to receive the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, which rewards performance excellence. It is the seventh consecutive Boeing Performance Excellence Award that Orion has received.
“Boeing’s success is a testament to the partnerships we hold with the finest aerospace suppliers in the world such as Orion Industries,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise Supplier Management. “Together we will continue to deliver affordable, technologically advanced products and services that give our customers a competitive edge.”
Supplier of the Year recipients represent a group among more than 13,000 active Boeing suppliers in 48 countries around the world. The selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality performance, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
“Orion is honored to be a recipient of our third Boeing Supplier of the Year Award, and to be recognized as one of the top aerospace suppliers in the world. Orion has a long history of being a supplier to Boeing,” said John Theisen, Orion president & CEO. “This important partnership allows Orion to engage the community by providing a dynamic training platform for our training and employment services, which helps individuals with barriers to employment.”
Orion Industries is an award-winning social enterprise with a mission of helping those with barriers to employment, such as learning disabilities, low income and mental health barriers. Orion uses operations in its aerospace manufacturing division, a certified AS9100 tier one supplier delivering millions of parts in 2016 to Top Tier OEMs, as a platform to teach people job skills through a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job-training, including mentoring and internship programs.
Learn more at orionworks.org.