Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has recognized 24 small business suppliers with World Class Team awards for their outstanding performance in support of the company’s cost, performance and supplier diversity objectives.

“We are pleased to recognize some of our small business suppliers who performed superbly and demonstrated resiliency in spite of the challenges we faced,” said Patricia McMahon, vice president, corporate supply chain, Northrop Grumman. “These dedicated companies helped to strengthen our supply chain and contributed to our collective success.”

This year marks the 30th year that Northrop Grumman has recognized suppliers with World Class Team awards for supporting its supplier diversity program. The company’s supplier diversity program strives to ensure that capable small businesses receive maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities on all major programs. These small businesses include disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZones small businesses, disability owned, AbilityOne organizations, LGBTQ+ businesses and Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions.

Companies recognized this year demonstrated exceptional support and commitment to the company’s business objectives through demonstrated delivery performance, outstanding program support, superior technical achievement, and cost performance/competitiveness and/or continuous process improvement. 

The following suppliers received awards: Aero Bending Company, Palmdale, Calif.; Aero Chip Inc., Gardena, Calif.; AeroFab Inc., Nicktown, Pa.; Ardent Eagle Solutions, Tampa, Fla.; Azeneering Inc., Glenwood, Md.; Banner Metalcraft, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; Calumet Electronics Corporation, Calumet, Mich.; Cygnus Inc., Ponderay, Ind.; Cynergy Professional Systems LLC, Laguna Hills, Calif.; Future Tech Enterprise, Inc., Holbrook, N.Y.; GovSmart, Inc., Charlottesville, Va.; Harpoon Consultants LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.; Horizon Aviation & Machining, Inc., Surprise, Ariz.;  JPerkins Services, Inc.,  Pensacola, Fla.; Kay and Associates, Inc., Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Lunatek LLC, Espanola, N.M.; Micross Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Milpitas, Calif.; Mono Engineering Corporation, Chatsworth, Calif.; n2grate Government Technology Solutions, LLC, Greenbelt, Md.; New Horizons Telecom, Palmer, Ark.; Patz Materials & Technologies, Benicia, Calif.; QTEC Aerospace, Huntsville, Ala.; RJB Properties Inc., Orland Park, Ill.; and Spirit Electronics, Phoenix, Ariz.

In addition to the small business supplier awardees, the company recognized two individuals from academia who are equally supportive of Northrop Grumman’s supplier diversity efforts. Dr. Paul Liu, engineering professor, California State University Los Angeles received special recognition for his 20 years of support to Northrop Grumman’s Mentor-Protégé and AbilityOne programs. Ms. Dion Jackson, program director, USC Center for Economic Development, was honored for her critical role as part of the Northrop Grumman team in facilitating cybersecurity training for over 2,600 small business suppliers nationwide.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.