Blachford Inc. Awarded Caterpillar Platinum for 3rd Year in a Row

For the 3rd year in a row, Blachford Incorporated in West Chicago, IL was awarded Caterpillar Platinum supplier status.  Blachford’s relationship with Caterpillar began over 40 years ago and continues to expand every day.  The Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process requirements take into account work performed by almost every department in the company and help Caterpillar determine a supplier level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum.  Platinum level is the highest and has the strictest requirements.  These include, but are not limited to, having 98% shipping performance or better, 100% of PPAPs completed on time and an allowance [...]

March 8th, 2018|

Blachford’s 1982 Academy Award

With The Academy Awards, more commonly referred to as “The Oscars”, coming up this Sunday, We would like to give insight to one of the more obscure pieces of Blachford’s history, our 1982 Academy Award.  At the 54th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, H.L. Blachford was presented with the 1982 Technical Achievement Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of the Baryfol (now Barymat) sound barrier. Our award would not have been possible without the works of John Wylder.  Who is John Wylder you ask?  John flew 17 combat missions with the “Jungle” [...]

March 1st, 2018|
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