SYLMAR, CA – Three facilities operated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business have been recognized by Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Aerospace Systems sector with 2013 Platinum Source Preferred supplier awards. They are the Huntsville, AL, transparencies facility; Irvine, CA, coatings manufacturing plant; and Kennesaw, GA, application support center (ASC).

Northrop Grumman grants the awards only to those aerospace systems sector suppliers that achieve distinction in product quality, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and robust, lean processes.

This marks the eighth year PPG’s ASC-Atlanta in Kennesaw has received the Platinum Source Preferred supplier award. It supplies Northrop Grumman with PPG defense coatings and sealant products to support modifications, development and production for naval and air force weapons systems. Recognized for the second time, PPG’s Huntsville facility designs and manufactures advanced transparency systems. A first-year honoree, the PPG Irvine facility supplies water-reducible primers and urethane, epoxy and advanced-performance topcoats.

The three PPG operations were among 74 recipients of 2013 Northrop Grumman supplier awards.