Richmond, Va. — Mack Electric Devices, Inc, Wyncote, PA was honored by the Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) as one of the government’s best suppliers at an Automated Best Value System award ceremony held during the center’s annual business conference in June.

Don Butterly, C.O.O. of Mack Electric accepted the Gold Medal from the commander of the supply center, Navy Rear Admiral Mike Lyden.

Mack Electric supplies critical life support airborne instrumentation to the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

“This recognition of flawless performance is truly a tribute to every Mack employee” said company President, Ken McKinney. “It is particularly gratifying knowing that out of over 28,000 suppliers about 192 qualified for a gold medal and of those, approximately 59 were small businesses like Mack” he said.

Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value System medalists have met stringent quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency. The Automated Best Value computerized system collects a vendor’s past performance data and translates it into a numeric score from zero to 100.

To be eligible, vendors must have shipped 10 or more contract lines for DSCR during a 12 month rating period. To qualify for a gold medal, a contractor must have scored 100. Those who receive a score of 99.0 to 99.9 earn a silver award. Vendors with scores ranging from 98.0 to 98.9 earn a bronze medal. In addition, vendors must have a DLA rating of 95 or better.

In October 2004, DSCR became the Defense Logistics Agency’s aviation supply chain manager. With this expanded responsibility, DSCR serves with the Department of Defense supply-chain as the primary source of supply for more than 1.2 million repair parts and operating supply items, with a core mission of supplying products with a direct application to aviation. These items include a mix of military-unique items like Mack’s supporting over 1,300 major weapon systems and other items readily available in the commercial market. DSCR’s primary customers are the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

The center also supports other government agencies, such as the U.S. Postal Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Forestry Service and Department of Transportation.

In 2004, DSCR had 3.1 billion dollars in sales and provides the best value logistics and contract managements support to America’s armed forces in peace and war – around the clock, around the world.