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Universal Avionics Named 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year

Awarded by the Arizona Manufacturers Council

Universal Avionics Named 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year

Tucson, AZ – May 14, 2014 – During the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Summit and Awards Luncheon held earlier today at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Universal Avionics accepted the prestigious award for 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Manufacturers Council.

Each year the Arizona Manufacturers Council, sponsored by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, selects a manufacturer that produces superior products, provides high quality jobs and demonstrates a strong commitment to Arizona, to receive this award. This is the second year that Universal Avionics has received this honor, having previously won in 2009.

"Our state of the art manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona, manufactures all of the products we sell worldwide," said Steve Pagnucco, Universal Avionics' General Manager of Manufacturing. "We have ignored the trend of our industry and competitors to outsource key operations," he added. "Instead, we have focused on efficiencies in our operations and leveraged the huge advantages in control of quality and flexibility to meet customer demands. Our facility features innovative equipment run by an extremely talented and engaged workforce using the principles of lean manufacturing and six sigma quality." To learn more about Universal Avionics and the company's advanced Manufacturing Division, visit
About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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