Banner Metals Group Featured in September Part Buyers Authority
Value Analysis Leads to Cost Savings for Aerospace Industries
President & CEO
Banner Metals Group
Forecasts are predicting strong growth in the commercial and defense aerospace industries during the coming year, driven by increased demand for passenger travel and increased defense spending globally. In the commercial sector, there was a record high backlog of aircraft unit production at the end of 2017. However, the aerospace industry demands extremely stringent quality measures regardless of growth rate.
There are many suppliers capable of meeting these quality level demands, so how can one producer stand out? A successful supplier of aerospace parts must look for every opportunity to increase value and reduce lead time while maintaining the required high level of quality.
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Bronson Jones, Banner Metals Group
Bronson Jones is CEO and owner of Banner Metals Group in Grandview, Ohio. Founded in 1921 as a tool and die company, Banner Metals Group has expanded its offerings to metal stamping, fabrication, welding, CNC machining, laser cutting, and engineering services. Banner Metals manufactures metal products for industries throughout the world, including aerospace and automotive.
Bronson took the helm of this family-owned company four years ago, after serving as vice president and general manager for 20 years. Before Banner Metals, he worked at McDonnell Douglas; early on in his career, he was a tool and die maker for Superior Die Tool & Machine Company.
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We are proud to serve many industries where safety is of the utmost importance. Those industries rely on the dependability of critical parts manufactured by Banner Metals Group. This will change everything you know about metal stamping
Banner Metals Group is now certified to AS9100D!
Banner is one of the first metal stamping companies to have achieved this quality management system certification.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Achieving this level of certification means our customers are ensured that they are purchasing the highest quality parts made from the best materials and processes.
This certification supports our mission to:
- Fulfill our customers' needs with exceptional service, innovative thinking, and quality products.
- Embrace a culture of lean manufacturing and continual improvement whereby every process is reviewed to reduce waste and increase results
While AS9100D is the standard for the manufacturing of parts, components and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries – all industries will benefit from this advanced quality management system certification.
Banner Launches New Vision, Mission and Value Statements
Message From: C. Bronson Jones, Banner President
About a year ago, I was asked, "So now that the Company is under new leadership, where do you want to go and what do you envision it to be?"
With that question, I began a quest to establish the vision of our Company, our mission, and our core values.
This process was given careful consideration and thought by our Leadership team.
These statements are not meant to be placed on a wall and forgotten. They are meant to express the standards of how our Company will operate and inspire every associate to fulfil the role of a Leader both at work and in their daily lives.
Vision, Mission and Values are components of a Leadership System that will eventually be created by everyone. That system will guide all aspects of our business. The Leadership System will be used during interviews of potential candidates who want to be part of our Leadership team, be the foundation of performance reviews, and considered when making all strategic decisions, to name a few.
Banner Metals Group will continually strive to become the Company of choice for manufacturing metal products.
Customers are our First Priority
Early one Wednesday morning in January, Banner received an emergency phone call: due to an inventory error, one of our customers was about to run out of parts resulting in the shutdown of an entire assembly line. Banner immediately held an emergency production meeting to try to determine a course of action.
Two hours later Production Manager Joe Smith boarded a plane, flew approximately 700 miles one way and hand delivered enough parts to keep the line running until a full shipment could be delivered the following day.