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Banneker Industries Awarded 2011 Freedom Award

North Smithfield, R.I., April 2011 – Banneker Industries received the 2011 Rhode Island Freedom Award from the Rhode Island Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on March 24th at the Hilton Hotel in Providence, RI. Banneker was among 24 nominees in the small business category and was recognized based on the strength of their Guard and Reserve Recruitment Program. The Company will now compete for the National Award against winners from each state of which only the top five will be awarded the 2011 Freedom Award presented by the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C. later this year. This is the first time Banneker has been nominated for the award.

Nominations for the Freedom Award must come from a military member who is employed by the organization that they are nominating or from a family member. Banneker was specifically nominated by Major General William Wells (Ret.) who serves as head of their military contracts and also sits on their National Advisory Board. The Freedom Award is given to employers who provide exceptional support to their National Guard and Reserve employees. Awarded annually, it is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense.

John Angelone, Human Resources Director, comments on the award, “Banneker is proud to be a military friendly employer and we pride ourselves on supporting employees and their families who are currently serving or who have served our country in the greatest capacity possible. We welcome their unique expertise to our Team.” In addition to competitive pay, benefits and training opportunities, Banneker also offers unique benefits to active duty military including a commitment to holding their job positions for them if and when they are called to serve.

 

ABOUT BANNEKER INDUSTRIES

Banneker Industries is a world-class provider of supply chain management solutions who for over 20 years has specialized in delivering value to their customers through innovative third and fourth-party logistics (3PL/4PL) services. Headquartered in Rhode Island and with national operations, they offer a wide-range of supply chain services including Value-Added Warehousing, Complex Kitting, Quality Inspection, Order Fulfillment and Distribution among other solutions. The Company is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified and incorporates Six Sigma Continuous Improvement methodologies into their processes. Nationally recognized for its superior services, Banneker is consistently named among the leading privately held Third-Party Logistics Providers. For more information, visit www.banneker.com.


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Banneker is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE)/Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

AS9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company