Heale Wins Prestigious DOD Quality Award

June 22, 2006

Heale Manufacturing Co., Inc. was honored by the U. S. Department of Defense as one of the government's best suppliers at an Automated Best Value System (ABVS) award ceremony last week.

Heale earned the Gold ABVS award by maintaining 100% quality and 100% on time delivery on over 500 contracts during the last 24 months. Less than 3% of all DOD suppliers earned gold awards.

Elliott Erickson, President of Heale Manufacturing, accepted the gold award from the commander of the Defense Supply Center, Navy Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich in Richmond VA.

"We are very proud to again receive of this annual award and we are exultant in being identified as one of only 6 companies to have won an ABVS award in at least 15 of the last 16 years! Less than one-tenth of 1% of all DOD suppliers has matched our performance," said Erickson.

Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value Supplier (ABVS) award winners must meet stringent Defense Depart-ment quality and delivery requirements established by the DLA. The computerized ABVS evaluation system awards a GOLD medal for a perfect 12 month score of 100. A score of 99.0 to 99.9 earns a SILVER medal and 98.0 to 98.9 earns a BRONZE medal.