Globe Plastics Inc. is right on target as a supplier to the U.S. Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program.
Chino, Calif.-based Globe recently was honored by the Navy and by aerospace and defense supplier Lockheed Martin for its work with the program. Globe has supplied Lockheed Martin with thruster pad components –including molded phenolic parts - for almost 40 years.
USN Lt. Commander Jamie Cook presented Globe officials with an FBM Challenge Coin and a Superior Supplier Performance award at a ceremony earlier this year. The coins are given in recognition of special achievement and have been used by U.S. armed forces since World War One. Lockheed Martin officials, Chino Mayor Dennis Yates and other local government officials also praised Globe's efforts.
“Globe Plastics repeatedly demonstrates commitment to mission success through a strong cost consciousness, communication and production scheduling,” Lockheed Martin officials said in a statement. “By the reliability of their engineering performance, complex build-to-print tooling has been refabricated mid-production while positively impacting cost savings throughout the supply chain.”
“The consistent reliability demonstrated by our small businesses lends to our corporate success and ultimately to the safety of our nation,” they added.
Globe was founded in 1958 by Roy and Marion Cramer. The firm first made transistor pads for semiconductors and later moved into injection and compression molding of thermoplastics and thermosets for a wide range of electronics and defense applications.