FORT BELVOIR, Va., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ehmke Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia was among the award recipients when the Defense Logistics Agency honored 23 industry partners, customers and individuals Feb. 12 with its Business Alliance Awards.
Ehmke received the Innovative Business Performer of the Year Award in the historically underutilized business (HUB) zone, small business category. The award recognizes large, small, small disadvantaged, women-owned small businesses, historically underutilized business zone small businesses, and service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses that have undertaken risks associated with innovative business practices such as shared production, electronic commerce, prime vendor and quick response. The company also demonstrated overall excellence in superior product quality, on-time delivery, superior customer service, reliability, dependability, consistency and accuracy.
Overall, the Business Alliance Awards recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding efforts to partner with DLA and improve the agency's mission -- providing supplies and services to America's warfighters. DLA Vice Director Air Force Maj. Gen. Arthur B. Morrill III presented the annual awards.
The agency's primary role includes managing more than 5 million consumable items, such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, and repair parts for land, sea and air weapons systems and platforms.
Ehmke provides various medical instrument cases and bandages used by the service members supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Based on comprehensive research and technical expertise in the textiles industry and through the effective use of capital, human resources, and materials, Ehmke has made several product improvements for the warfighter to provide the most effective support to those in harm's way.
DLA provides supply support, and technical and logistics services to the U.S. military services and several federal civilian agencies. Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., the agency is the one source for nearly every consumable item, whether for combat readiness, emergency preparedness or day-to-day operations inside the Department of Defense.
|SOURCE Defense Logistics Agency|
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