Program Acknowledges Quality Conscious Vendors
The ramp-up to two aircraft per business day at
Cirrus was quite a production in and of itself. The aches and pains
of growth reached beyond the walls of the company's facilities in
Duluth and Grand Forks ND, into the laps of the many suppliers that
provide product for the popular SR20 and SR22
Moss Vale, Inc., Sharonville OH, supplier of hydraulic and fuel
lines, won the Supplier of the Year Award for 2002. Timothy J.
Morris, President of Moss Vale visited Cirrus in January to accept
the award. "Moss Vale has been a Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) approved PMA manufacturer since the mid nineties and we
understand Cirrus' obligation to FAA standards. But it goes beyond
that. Quality means protecting the lives of those who use our
product. That's why we have to be a team to improve quality. We
can't achieve it independently." According to Morris.
Dale Klapmeier, Executive Vice President and Cofounder of Cirrus
stated, "Cirrus is fortunate to have companies like Moss Vale, who
are interested in putting the best quality product into the market
place, in a timely manner, at a competitive price. Congratulations
to Moss Vale and thank you for your contributions toward Cirrus'
Cirrus instituted the award in 2002. This
program, awarded quarterly, recognizes those suppliers who most
effectively implement quality initiatives, focus on time delivery
performance, initiate continuous process improvement and maintain
competitive costs. Northstar Aerospace, Duluth MN; Brigham
Upholstery, Hermantown MN; Moss Vale, Sharonville OH, and GE Supply
Logistics, Irving TX, were named as quarterly recipients.
Moss Vale is located in Sharonville, OH. An 8,000 square foot
shop is equipped with computer controled tube bending capabilities,
laser inspection equipment, associated deburr, cutting, flaring,
presetting, testing and end forming machinery.