Harris Corporation Presents Small Business Awards
MELBOURNE, Florida, May 1, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today recognized a number of its small business suppliers during an annual awards ceremony held at the company’s Palm Bay, Florida facility. Among this year’s Small Business Award winners are four Brevard County-based companies: B&D Machine and Tool, Inc., and Southeastern Engineering, both in Palm Bay; and Amertron and CCCS, both in West Melbourne.
“Small businesses play a significant role in our commitment to satisfying customer expectations for the highest levels of quality and performance, service, on-time delivery, and cost-effectiveness,” said Don Weiss, director, Materiel, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “This is our way of recognizing those suppliers who have met our high standards and who are helping us meet or exceed the expectations of our customers.”
The criteria used for selecting the Small Business Award winners included total calendar year 2005 dollars placed with the supplier, exceptional customer service, consistently high quality and on-time schedule ratings, and the highest number of Harris procurement/subcontract buyer votes. The following are this year’s awards and their recipients:
Small Business Supplier of the Year — B&D Machine and Tool, Inc., Palm Bay, FL
Small Disadvantaged Business Supplier of the Year — Amertron, Inc., W. Melbourne, FL
Women-Owned Small Business Supplier of the Year — CCCS, W. Melbourne, FL
Veteran-Owned Small Business Supplier of the Year — Southeastern Engineering, Palm Bay, FL
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Supplier of the Year — All Points Logistics, Inc., Gainesville, GA
Supplier Excellence — Eastern Research, Inc., Moorestown, NJ
Outstanding Service — 901D, LLC, Tallman, NY
Awards day activities included a breakfast preceding the awards ceremony for the Small Business Award winners, a luncheon for the suppliers and Harris representatives, and a tour of the Harris Customer Briefing Center.
Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications™ solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees, including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit www.harris.com.
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