Made in the Stateline: Littlestar Plastics


One of the biggest companies in the Rockford area recognized a smaller partner for its excellence in aerospace.

UTC Aerospace Systems representatives announced Littlestar Plastics Inc. is a UTC “Gold Supplier.”  Littlestar earned the designation back in 2009.  But, UTC changed the requirements for the label.

Littlestar makes functional plastic parts for UTC, but also for UTC’s “Taylor Freezer” division.  Littlestar just had to make a few tweaks to earn the re-certification.  Founder and President Philip Preston says it helps because he and his employees strive for perfection every day.

“It’s a talented base and this type of award shows off what people can do when you give them the tools to do it,” said Preston.

Out of 4,500 UTCAS suppliers, only about one percent earn the certification.  Some of the requirement include 100% on-time delivery and zero rejected parts for an entire year.

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