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Viking Plastics Honored with Delphi’s 2008 Above & Beyond Award: Receives Supplier Excellence Award for Second Consecutive Year


CORRY, Pa. (May 13, 2008) - Viking Plastics, a VPI Acquisition Corporation company and global supplier of engineered, injection molded and assembled sealing solutions, received Delphi Corporation’s 2008 Pinnacle Above & Beyond Award – the second consecutive year Viking has been recognized by Delphi for supplier excellence.

The Pinnacle Above & Beyond Award, established in 2007, recognizes suppliers primarily for their exceptional service to Delphi that went beyond their contractual obligation during the 2007 calendar year.

Operating 156 wholly owned manufacturing sites in 34 countries, Delphi has recognized a total of 12 suppliers from five countries with its 2008 Above & Beyond Award. The award recognizes their dedication, leadership and commitment to Delphi’s success and goal of always exceeding customer expectations.

“Congratulations to Viking Plastics. Many of the contributors to your achievement are working diligently at your facilities. Please extend our congratulations to them for their dedication to excellence,” said Sid Johnson, Delphi vice president, global supply management.

Said Kelly Goodsel, President and CEO of Viking Plastics, “We are very pleased to have again received a supplier excellence award from Delphi. In essence, this honor reflects our team’s ongoing commitment to superior standards, as well as Viking’s company-wide drive to consistently produce solution-based benefits for our customers.”


About Viking Plastics:

Viking Plastics (, a VPI Acquisition Corporation company, was founded in 1972, and specializes in producing plastic replacements for metal components in demanding applications. Dedicated to quality, the company maintains ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications at its state-of-the-art facility based in Corry, Pa.

Viking is recognized as a leader in developing innovative products worldwide and for providing advanced solutions to the automotive industry. With proven expertise in processing engineered resins, developing innovative designs and utilizing high-volume, automated assembly, Viking produces the following custom and proprietary products:

•Sealing and fluid flow components;
•Mobile air conditioning products (kinematic components and assemblies, closures and connectors);
•Fuel system components;
•Brackets and clips;
•Caps and protective closures;
•High-temperature masking products for chemical, paint and other applications.

About Delphi Corporation:

Delphi ( is a leading global supplier of mobile electronics and transportation systems, including powertrain, safety, steering, thermal, and controls and security systems, electrical/electronic architecture, and in-car entertainment technologies. Engineered to meet and exceed the rigorous standards of the automotive industry, Delphi technology is also found in computing, communications, consumer electronics, energy and medical applications. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Delphi has approximately 169,500 employees and operates 156 wholly owned manufacturing sites in 34 countries with sales of $22.3 billion in 2007.


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