HBD/Thermoid Inc.

HBD/THERMOID, INC. receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Chanute, KS, January 24, 2012 … HBD/Thermoid, Inc.  today announced that it has received a 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. HBD/Thermoid, Inc. maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance rating period, from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011.

This year, Boeing recognized 529 suppliers who achieved a Gold or Silver Level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. HBD/Thermoid, Inc. is one of only 407 suppliers to receive the Silver Level of recognition.

“The employees of HBD/Thermoid’s Chanute, KS Plant are very pleased with achieving and being recognized with this Silver Performance Excellence Supplier Award by The Boeing Company,’’ said Tom Wilson, General Manager of HBD/Thermoid, Inc. “Our employees take great pride in producing exceptional aviation hose and ducting products that meet or exceed our customers’ toughest application requirements, from large aircraft manufacturing companies, like The Boeing Company, to the US Government, to our smallest industrial user.’’

HBD/Thermoid, Inc. supplies The Boeing Company with environmental aviation ducting products for on-board ventilation use in their commercial airline models: 737, 747, 767, and 777. The HBD/Thermoid Chanute, KS manufacturing plant produces Aeroduct ®, a complete line of aviation ducting, hose and ground support products as well as industrial ventilation, fume control and material handling ducting products.

HBD/Thermoid, Inc. has been producing Aeroduct ducting and hose products for the aviation industry for over sixty years. HBD/Thermoid also manufactures a complete line of standard and custom-designed industrial Thermoid ® brand rubber products, including conveyor belting, hose (aviation, automotive, chemical, marine and petroleum), power transmission belts, rubber bands, rolls and roll coverings.

For details on Aeroduct ducting or Thermoid industrial rubber products available from HBD/Thermoid, Inc., call 800/835-0682 and/or visit: http://www.hbdthermoid.com/.

HBD/Thermoid, Inc. is a subsidiary of HBD Industries, Inc., one of the largest industrial product suppliers in the U.S. HBD companies manufacture custom design and standard industrial products serving many diverse industries and markets. Products manufactured by HBD companies include: AC/DC/BLDC electric motors, aerospace precision components, budding strips, cemented tungsten carbide parts, closed die forgings, coated rubber fabrics, conveyor belting, drives, ducting, gear reducers, hose (automotive, aviation, hand-built, industrial, marine and petroleum), material handling products (metal separators/detectors and electromagnetic lifting equipment), power transmission belts, rubber bands, rubber roll coverings and ventilation equipment (fans/blowers). For full details, visit http://www.hbdindustries.com/.