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Platinum Portfolio Company Acument Global Technologies’ Saturn® Fasteners Operation Earns Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Press Release · February 10, 2010

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BURBANK, Calif. (February 10, 2010) – Aerospace fastener manufacturer Saturn® Fasteners, Inc., an operation of Acument Global Technologies, today announced it has received a 2009 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.  The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers achieving superior levels of performance. Saturn Fasteners, located in Burbank, Calif., received the award for the second consecutive year by maintaining a minimum Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2009.

This year, Boeing recognized 486 of its suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Saturn Fasteners is among 358 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.  For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, visit http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/doingbiz/supplier_portal/bpea.html

"As industry conditions began to shift in 2009, Saturn Fasteners employees stayed focused on delivering solid quality and service performance for their customers,” said Michael Dorah, Acument Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Acument Aerospace.  “A long-standing supplier to Boeing and its fastener distribution partners, Saturn Fasteners remains committed to achieving the high standards Boeing sets for its suppliers.”

Saturn Fasteners has provided Boeing with custom, high-performance fastening solutions for its aircraft programs since Saturn was founded in 1989.  Acument Global Technologies’ acquisition of Saturn Fasteners in early 2008 marked the company’s return to the aerospace industry as a threaded fastener supplier.  For more information, visit http://www.saturnfasteners.com

About Acument Global Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, Acument Global Technologies, Inc., is among the world’s leading providers of mechanical fastening systems and value-based fastening solutions, including engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art fastening installation technology, and inventory management and application engineering services. With about 5,000 employees at facilities in 17 countries worldwide, Acument supplies fastening products, systems and services to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information about Acument Global Technologies: www.acument.com

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