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Viking Wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Plastics Business

Viking Plastics, Corry, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2015 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. In the fourth year of Global Supplier Quality & Development’s presentation of the prestigious recognition award, Viking Plastics will be accepting its second consecutive excellence award, and third overall (2012, 2014, 2015).

The annual award is given to General Motors’ top performing suppliers. Viking Plastics was again recognized as a leader in quality, having exceeded a very stringent set of performance criteria. Viking Plastics will hold a ceremony at its plant in Corry, Pennsylvania, later this year, where the companyy will receive an award plaque from General Motors.

With the company's continued success, Viking Plastics has achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. According to General Motors, the automaker's mission is “to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles with the highest levels of quality and safety on the road.” GM acknowledges that its success lies heavily on the quality of the parts produced each day.

“We know that maintaining a focus on the details to achieve perfection each day is not an easy task, so much so that only a fraction of our suppliers have earned this special recognition,” said Tony Francavilla, executive director of Global Supplier Quality & Development at GM, in a congratulatory letter. “(Viking) is a critical part of the team who helps ensure the customer is delighted with their product purchase.”

Being ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO 14001:2004 registered, Viking Plastics is dedicated to creating a culture that embraces lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and leading-edge technology to ensure product/process control.

“We are extremely proud as an organization to have earned this award for the third time in its four-year existence,” said Kelly Goodsel, president and CEO of Viking Plastics. “It starts with our employees who are committed to quality, our culture of continuous improvement, and ends with satisfied customers. We are proud to be a Tier 1 supplier to General Motors and look forward to many more years of success with the GM team.”

For more information, visit www.vikingplastics.com.