Ducommun Incorporated: Recognized by John Deere as partner-level supplier

CONTACT: Colleen Clements, Director, Corporate Communications, [email protected], 314-692-4854

LOS ANGELES – Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) announced its Ducommun LaBarge Technologies business group has been named a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Ducommun LaBarge Technologies provides John Deere Electronic Solutions with complex, high-reliability printed circuit board assemblies and electronic systems used in equipment for the agricultural industry.

“We’re honored to be recognized by John Deere for our commitment to operational excellence and our efforts to be a true partner the John Deere team can count on,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to continue providing innovative solutions to meet John Deere’s ruggedized electronics requirements.”

Ducommun LaBarge Technologies was selected as a Partner-level supplier for its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

About Ducommun Incorporated
Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at www.ducommun.com.

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