Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jet Edge congratulates LAI on ACE Awards

Jet Edge customer LAI International, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., won two Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards, including one for top-25 fastest-growing private company and the other for top-50 private company ranked by revenue by ACE. ACE Awards measure 2008 revenue and a formula based on revenue growth over a two-year period

About LAI International
LAI is a leading contract manufacturer of precision-engineered components and assemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense, medical and other advanced technology industries. The company’s technology, engineering and manufacturing solutions are used to build components for airframes, aircraft engines, power generators, defense systems, medical devices and other mission-critical applications.
LAI has developed strategic relationships with leading global OEMs and operates five U.S. manufacturing facilities, with locations in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine – all of which are ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. The company also offers NADCAP-certified non-conventional machining processes.
LAI has developed innovative applications in advanced machining processes, including waterjet cutting and drilling, laser cutting, drilling, welding and heat-treating, EDM drilling, CNC EDM, high-speed EDM, conventional CNC machining, five-axis CNC machining and precision grinding. The company also provides gage calibration, tooling production, air-flow inspection and additional manufacturing services.
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Quick Facts about LAI International
- Five U.S. manufacturing facilities: Phoenix, Tucson, Minneapolis, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine
- Founded in 1979
- Corporate headquarters located in Scottsdale, Ariz.
- All facilities ISO 9001 | AS9100 certified
- GE Customer Impact of the Year Award winner
- Lockheed Martin Corporate STAR Supplier
- Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Preferred Supplier
- ACE Corporate Excellence Award winner, 2008-09
- An Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private U.S. company, three-time award winner, 2007-09

Pictured in Photo:

(l-r) Joe Wagner, plant manager for LAI International Inc. operations in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Stewart Cramer, president of LAI; Vinnie Caliendo, CFO; Matt Kalina, director of marketing; and John Rogers, vice president of operations, Inc., pose with one of the two ACE Awards the company won.