Six Salt Lake and Ogden area companies were among 26 recognized by Hercules Aerospace as outstanding quality suppliers for 1988. They received awards during a two-day Bacchus Works suppler quality improvement seminar attended by nearly 300 companies that sell items to Hercules.

John E. Witcher, material acquisition director at Bacchus, said the top suppliers were recognized for product quality, delivery, administrative work and service support.Any vendor dealing with Hercules must be a superior supplier, Witcher said. "Our quality requirements demand only the best products and service, Consequently, our suppliers are the top professionals in their field who have a record a consistent performance," he said.

The six honorees were R.S. Hughes, 3455 S. 1820 South; VM&E Inc., 4196 W. 8540 South, West Jordan; Sharp Tool Inc., Ogden; AAA Precision, 373 W. Fourth North; Aero-Space Tooling and Machining, 1849 S. 3480 West, and Steel-Fab, Riverdale, Weber County.

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