GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s Aerospace facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., recently earned the top award for exceptional supplier performance and product delivery from the Defense Logistics Agency, which provides supplies and services to America's military forces worldwide.
Eaton’s Electrical Sensing & Controls Division in Grand Rapids received a gold medal for achieving a perfect 12-month score of 100 in the Defense Logistics Agency’s Automated Best Value Supplier evaluation system.
“We are honored to receive the Defense Logistics Agency Gold Award for globally responsive support of our Military,” said Edward Kalvenas, plant manager, Eaton's Grand Rapids facility. “Our employees have performed exceptionally well and have provided the Defense Logistics Agency with excellent delivery, quality and responsiveness. Our teamwork and customercentric focus is essential in everything we do.”
A second Electrical Sensing & Controls Division facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., was awarded a bronze medal for scoring between 98 and 98.9. The awards were presented in August by Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, director of the Defense Logistics Agency, during the 2010 Defense Logistics Agency Enterprise Supplier Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Eaton’s outstanding support was also recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency in July, when an aerospace group based at DLA Aviation in Richmond, Va., was awarded “Team of the Month” by Rear Admiral Vince Griffith, commander of the Defense Supply Center, Richmond.
“These awards were a direct result of the Aerospace Group’s focused efforts across multiple sites to standardize and streamline processes and improve contract support for the Defense Logistics Agency,” said Bradley J. Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “Thanks to their success, we are growing our business and improving support for our military customers.”
Firms that qualify for Automated Best Value Supplier awards must meet stringent Defense Department quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency, which uses vendor scores as an evaluation factor when making best-value award decisions.
Of the agency’s 7,000 suppliers, 42 were awarded gold medals this year and 71 received bronze, placing both Eaton aerospace facilities well within the top one percent of the Defense Logistics Agency suppliers.
As America's combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency procures nearly all of the consumable items used by America’s military forces, including 84 percent of the military’s spare parts.
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.