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As Boeing, Airbus factories hum, suppliers get rattled

The world's largest plane makers are soaring these days, fueled by historic demand for new jets that has cranked up their factories to record speeds.But booming sales of aircraft, far from being a bonanza for suppliers, are spurring brutal competition between Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co, which are demanding better deals from the companies that make billions of parts the factories need.GM Nameplate is one such company. The 400-employee Seattle firm makes the signs and placards posted on everything from overhead bins to emergency exits: about 1,500 signs per plane, or 1.6 million a year to Boeing alone.As Boeing sped up jet output by 40 percent over the last three years, it not only asked GM Nameplate to turn out more signs. It also wanted a 15 to 20 percent price cut, said Paul Michaels, director of GMN Aerospace, the aircraft division."That's huge," Michaels said.Boeing also wanted GMN to show it was able to meet faster production speeds, and that it had the financial health to stay ...

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