Brek Manufacturing Chosen 2007 Supplier of the Year by Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) selected Brek Manufacturing, a manufacturer of complex structural aircraft parts as one of ten 2007 Suppliers of the Year. Suppliers are chosen based on quality, on-time delivery and participation in affordability initiatives. Brek Manufacturing, a member of Taurus Aerospace Group, has been a Northrop Grumman supplier for more than 25 years.

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We are very proud to be presented with this award and appreciate the excellent relationship we have built with Northrop Grumman over the past quarter century

Brek Manufacturing, a manufacturer of complex structural aircraft parts, was honored by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as a 2007 Supplier of the Year. Northrop Grumman selected just ten companies for the Supplier of the Year designation, which are chosen based on quality, on-time delivery and participation in affordability initiatives.

Brek Manufacturing, a member of Taurus Aerospace Group, has supported Northrop Grumman for more than 25 years providing machined components for its F-18E/F, E-2D, and F-35 programs.

"We are very proud to be presented with this award and appreciate the excellent relationship we have built with Northrop Grumman over the past quarter century," said Jon Stannard, president and CEO for Brek Manufacturing.

Northrop Grumman developed its Supplier of the Year Award program to recognize the critical role that its suppliers play in the delivery of high-performance products that the company produces for U.S. and international customers. In its fourth year the award program is an outgrowth of the company's strategic sourcing initiative, an effort started in summer 2003 to build stronger long-term relationships between the company and its suppliers. To be considered for a Supplier of the Year award, a company must demonstrate consistently superior performance in delivering products and services to Northrop Grumman.

Gary Ervin, president of Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems sector, credits suppliers for not only exceeding performance expectations, but also for their value-added contributions. "Our suppliers play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our sector's vision, which is to be the most trusted provider of systems and technologies that ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies. By fostering innovation, collaboration and trust in our suppliers, they have become essential team members who now share our commitment to customer satisfaction and to delivering superior program performance."

Brek Manufacturing was acquired by Taurus Aerospace Group earlier this year. "It is an honor to have one the Taurus Aerospace companies recognized by international leader Northrop Grumman," said Matt Yerbic, chief commercial officer for Taurus Aerospace Group. "It reflects the unyielding commitment to quality, performance and focus on customers, that sets Brek Manufacturing apart in the industry."

About Brek Manufacturing
Founded in 1968, Brek Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of complex structural aircraft parts. From its 140,000 square foot facility in Gardena, California, Brek Manufacturing's 150 employees specialize in the manufacture of complex structural aircraft parts. Its product line consists of complex contoured surface parts that are common to the mold line of modern day aircraft.

About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for a variety of tactical and strategic airborne systems, including the U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber, the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, and Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system; and the U.S. Navy's E-2 family of early warning and battle management aircraft, among others. It also serves as a major subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, and to Boeing on the Navy's F/A-18 program.

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