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Ducommun Incorporated's Newbury Park Facility Receives Silver Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in 2007
LOS ANGELES, California (May 28, 2008) -- Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced that its Ducommun Technologies, Inc. (DTI) subsidiary has been awarded a 2007 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for achieving a silver level of performance over the 12-month period at DTI’s Newbury Park facility. Newbury Park was one of more than 250 companies out of Boeing’s worldwide supply base to receive a silver or gold level performance award. The Newbury Park facility provides Boeing with illuminated panels for the USAF C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.

Joseph C. Berenato, chairman and chief executive officer of Ducommun, stated, “We have adopted lean techniques and six sigma methodologies across Ducommun as part of our commitment to meet and exceed customer expectations with regard to cost, quality and delivery. We produce a wide variety of products for Boeing, and are continuing to find new ways to improve process and quality. It is an honor and a privilege for Ducommun to be acknowledged among Boeing’s elite Silver Excellence Award supplier recipients.”

Ducommun Technologies is a leading aerospace technology company with design, development, manufacturing, integration, and test capabilities in the areas of complex electronic/mechanical assemblies, illuminated cockpit displays, microwave and millimeter wave products, and space qualified motion control devices.

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace and defense industry.

The statements made in this press release include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s future financial results could differ materially from those anticipated due to the Company’s dependence on conditions in the airline industry, the level of new commercial aircraft orders, production rates for Boeing commercial aircraft, the C-17 and Apache helicopter rotor blade programs, the level of defense spending, competitive pricing pressures, manufacturing inefficiencies, start-up costs and possible overruns on new contracts, technology and product development risks and uncertainties, product performance, risks associated with acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by the Company, increasing consolidation of customers and suppliers in the aerospace industry, possible goodwill impairment, availability of raw materials and components from suppliers, and other factors beyond the Company’s control. See the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2008 for a more detailed discussion of these and other risk factors and contingencies.
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