It is always gratifying when a customer recognizes the hard work of its suppliers. Custom plastics molding firm Osborne Industries Inc. (Osborne, KS) recently was presented with the Quality, Cost, Delivery and Sustainability (QCDS) award from Altec (Birmingham, AL), a provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and other markets in more than 100 countries.
Osborne Industries, founded in 1973 and a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company since 2007, has been a long-time supplier of fiberglass-reinforced composite aerial platforms and other components for Altec’s utility vehicles. Osborne’s long history with closed-molding via resin transfer molding (RTM) technology has allowed the company to remain one of Altec’s top-producing suppliers since the two firms first collaborated in the mid-1980s.
The QCDS award is presented to only a select number of Altec suppliers. Osborne’s overall on-time delivery of 99.7% and exceptional quality score earned the company this year’s award for its resin transfer molded composite components. Altec’s sustainability score is based on an assessment of characteristics, some of which include management and financial stability, supplier longevity and a supplier’s cultural fit with the organization.
“Osborne’s commitment to the success of Altec is evident in our excellent on-time delivery and very low number of quality issues,” stated George Eakin, President and CEO at Osborne. “Even with the increased volume of RTM-molded platforms, we continue to exceed Altec’s supplier performance.” Eakin and Manufacturing Supervisor Doran Schurr accepted the QCDS Award on behalf of Osborne’s employee owners.
|Doran Schurr, Manufacturing Supervisor, Osborne (center) is shown holding the award. Joining him on the podium left to right are Jon Styslinger, President of Altec; George Eakin, President and CEO, Osborne; Jason Oakley, Fiberglass Commodity Manager, Altec; and Joe Gonenc, Head of Supply Management Altec.|
Osborne Industries is a composites manufacturing firm specializing in resin transfer molding and reaction injection molding for a variety of original equipment manufacturers around the United States. Osborne’s expertise in the use of a diverse group of thermosetting materials allows for the molding of complex plastic parts for industries such as agriculture, medical, corrosion and waste control, transportation and more.