ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMI Aerospace Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA) has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that supports aerospace companies. This is LMI's second consecutive year to receive the award, which Boeing introduced in 2015.
Boeing suppliers are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of key business issues that strengthen awareness among community leaders, elected officials and decision-makers.
"The success of the aerospace industry is a collective endeavor," said LMI Aerospace Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte. "When LMI leaders share our company's story with key stakeholders, we are helping to raise awareness and shape policy in ways that enhance the industry as a whole."
The influence of suppliers by engaging with policy makers can foster awareness that provides multiple benefits.
"Our supplier network is one of Boeing's greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests," said Kent Fisher, Boeing's leader for enterprise Supplier Management. "Suppliers like LMI Aerospace represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment and communities."
The Boeing Company and its supplier network encourages policy awareness in support of the aerospace industry and manufacturing businesses across the United States.
About LMI Aerospace
LMI Aerospace Inc. is a leading supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components and provider of engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets. Manufacturing more than 40,000 products for a variety of platforms and providing turnkey engineering capabilities to support aircraft lifecycles, LMI offers complete, integrated solutions in aerostructures, engineering and program management. Headquartered in St. Louis, LMI has 21 locations across the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. For more information, visit: www.lmiaerospace.com. Follow us on Twitter: @LMIAero.
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