RPM & Associates, Inc. Receives Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award
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Rapid City, South Dakota,
January 28, 2011 – RPM & Associates, Inc. today announced that it
has received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award
annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. RPM & Associates, Inc.
maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month period, from
Oct. 1, 2009, to Sept. 30, 2010.
This year, Boeing recognized 558 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing
Performance Excellence Award. RPM & Associates, Inc. is one of only 141 suppliers to receive
the Gold level of recognition.
“RPM is very honored and humbled by this recognition. We work very hard for our customers and
are sincerely proud when our efforts are officially recognized. As one of the original founders
of RPM, I feel extremely gratified when our team receives such recognition. On behalf of our
staff, I want to thank The Boeing Company for this award and for the faith and trust they have
in our company.” states Robert P. Mudge, President of RPM & Associates, Inc.
RPM & Associates, Inc. supplies Laser Deposition Technology products and services to Boeing.
RPM & Associates, Inc. added Laser Deposition
Technology (LDT) capabilities in 2004 to better service their existing customer base of coal
fired power companies as well as expand into Department of Defense (DoD) and aerospace
applications. LDT is used to repair high value components or to free form manufacture new
metal parts directly from CAD files. As LDT has matured, DoD and aerospace industry groups
have been embracing this innovative metal deposition capability.
RPM & Associates, Inc. is a South Dakota corporation that was founded in 1982 that is based
in Rapid City. The company focuses on innovative wear solutions for industry by employing
creative engineering, automatic welding and the appropriate selection of materials.
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For additional information on RPM & Associates, Inc., please contact Robert P. Mudge at 333
Concourse Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703, 605-348-0555 or browse our website at