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Nominated by Raytheon IDS, Banneker Industries Selected for 2013 GNEMSDC “Supplier of the Year” Award

Company selected for its sales growth, service innovation, support of emerging minority suppliers, and superior continuous improvement programs.

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (May 1, 2013) – Banneker Industries, a world class provider of third party logistics services and other supply chain management solutions, was selected as the 2013 Supplier of the Year by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC). The Company was nominated by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and received the award at the GNEMSDC annual awards gala held in Framingham, MA on April 25, 2013.

“We are extremely honored to have been chosen for this recognition from an organization we passionately support and whose mission and values mean so much to all of us at Banneker,” said Cheryl W. Snead, President and CEO of Banneker Industries. “It means a great deal to Team Banneker to have been nominated by Raytheon, one of our largest customers. It speaks highly of our 22-year strategic partnership with them and we look forward to continuing to exceed their expectations in the years to come.”

Banneker was chosen as Supplier of the Year for Class-3 companies (businesses ranging from $10 - $50M in sales) from among numerous applicants for successfully demonstrating growth in sales and employment while overcoming significant obstacles; consistently providing high quality products and services at competitive prices, offering innovative approaches, and cost-saving ideas; continuously growing their spend with diverse small businesses; and significantly contributing to the growth and development of society and their community.

In addition to the GNEMSDC award, Banneker is a four time (2008 – 2011) Raytheon Supplier of Excellence Award winner and was named the 2005 Raytheon IDS Supplier of the Year.

Members of the Raytheon Supplier Diversity Team nominated Banneker Industries for the Supplier of the Year Award. Pictured here (L to R) are: Ferlandos Davis; Valerie King; Michael Murname; Junior Jabbie from Banneker; Cathy Ortiz Lopez; and Tony Dolphin. Not pictured from Raytheon are: Fawn Fox and Shayla Stark.

Banneker Industries is a world-class provider of supply chain management solutions who for more than 20 years has specialized in delivering value to customers through innovative third-party logistics (3PL) services. Headquartered in North Smithfield, R.I., Banneker offers a wide-range of supply chain services including value-added warehousing, procurement, inspection, kitting, distribution, packaging and fulfillment, and more. The company is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified and incorporates Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies into their business processes. Banneker is consistently named among the leading privately held 3PL providers, and is one of the leading disadvantaged, minority and women-owned small businesses in the country. 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