ESAB receives Defense Supply Center award

September 13, 2005

The Defense System Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) honored ESAB Welding & Cutting Products with its Gold Medal Best Value Award at a ceremony held June 7 during the center's annual business conference.

Bob Fernicola, the company's plasma business manager, accepted the award. The company supplies plasma cutters to the Department of Defense and other government agencies. This year the company fulfilled orders for the U.S.-produced PCM-875 plasma cutting system, which was used on Humvees in Iraq.

To qualify for the award, companies must meet quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). An Automated Best Value computerized system collects a vendor's past performance data and translates it into a numeric score ranging from zero to 100.

To be eligible, vendors must have shipped 10 or more contract lines for DSCR during a 12-month period. To qualify for a gold medal, a contractor must score a perfect 100. Vendors must have a DLA rating of 95 or better. The company scored 100.