Essex Industries Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Essex is proud to announce that it has received two 2012 Boeing Performance Excellence Awards.  The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.  Essex maintained a Silver composite performance rating each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.

This year, Boeing recognized 594 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award.  Essex is one of only 441 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

Two facilities of Essex received a Silver Award: the Carr Lane Court facility supplies Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE) to Boeing for all of their commercial aircraft and the Chivvis Drive facility provides four different kinds of Heat Exchangers for the C-17 Globemaster III program as well as a variety of spare parts.

Essex Receives Major CDC Contract Award

Essex Industries recently was awarded the contract from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Development of Components for Breathing Escape Apparatus.

This opportunity came as a result of an identified need by the Office of Mine Safety and Health Research for improvements to the current SCSRs (Self-Contained Self-Rescuers) used in the mining industry.

The product development will focus on two major components: (1) docking and switch-over valves and (2) hoods/masks with a passive communications element.

The docking and switch-over valve must allow seamless changeover from one escape device to another.  While still breathing from the first unit, a user should be able to connect and start a new SCSR or switch to an SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus).

The new hood/mask design has to provide face and head protection as well as allow communication between users in an emergency situation.

This opportunity will allow Essex to build experience with products such as the PBE (Protective Breathing Equipment) and VRU+ (Victim Rescue Unit) to reach new customers and expand into additional segments of the Safety market.