June 3, 2011
LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and subassemblies for original equipment manufacturers, won a Manufacturer-of-the-Year Award from the Arizona Manufacturing Council.
The company was recognized as Outstanding Small-to-Medium Manufacturer of the Year at the AMC's manufacturing summit and awards event May 20.
"A big part of the magic of the company is in our people and the way in which they work our processes," Stewart Cramer, president of LAI International, said. "We encourage people to be creative and practice continuous improvement. It’s part of our mantra to do everything a little better than we did it yesterday and repeat that tomorrow."
LAI was one of six firms named as finalists for the award. The annual awards seek to recognize the best in manufacturing in the state across a spectrum of industries.
"One of the things we are very proud of is that we are the first manufacturer in the world to accomplish Nadcap certification for conventional machining," Cramer said. "It's a token of how well we are regarded internationally that we were selected, and what it means to our customers is that we do things extremely well and with a great deal of discipline."