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Castle Industries receives award for Boeing 747-400-LCF Dado Panel work

Officials from The Boeing Company recognized Castle Industries, Inc. of California for their efforts in supporting the 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) program. Officials from Boeing, M.C. Gill Corporation and Castle Industries attended the presentation.

Boeing selected Castle Industries to manufacture new Dado Panel assemblies for the LCF. In addition to the very aggressive schedule, design changes had to be made to accommodate tooling problems and other technical issues. Curt Laufmann, of Boeing 787 Global Partners states "The 747-400 LCF enables integration of the 787 components in a way never before possible. The 747-400 LCF is absolutely critical to meeting the unprecedented customer demands for the 787 Dreamliner."

Castle Industries met the challenges by modifying the designs and manufacturing the thirty-two different Dado Panel designs. The redesign and delivery of assemblies for the first three airplanes were completed in less than 90 days, exceeding Boeing's expectations.

Castle Industries President, Eldon Swanson, credits their success to "the technical experience and expertise of our engineering and manufacturing staff. All employees knew what was expected and accomplished their tasks on or ahead of schedule. Our teamwork made the difference in delivering these assemblies on-time to support the scheduled modifications."

Boeing expects to meet growing travel demands with the 787 Dreamliner. The 787's significant design changes will allow passengers to travel in efficient comfort to virtually any location.

Press release issued by on August 7, 2006


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