Brek Manufacturing Co. of Gardena, Calif., has been named 1997 Small Business Supplier of the Year by The Boeing Company here. Mary Simmerman, general manager of Supplier and Materials Management, presented the award to the minority-owned business for their outstanding performance on the company's Southern California aircraft programs.
Brek produces precision-machined and monolithic-designed parts for several Boeing airplane programs including the
C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, the
Brek is currently a Boeing preferred supplier and previously won the 1996 Spirit of Excellence Award, from then McDonnell Douglas, for C-17 crew door improvements.
Boeing actively promotes small and minority-owned businesses. America's 22 million small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the nation's private work force.