HON wins U.S. Navy purchase deal

MUSCATINE, IA -- The U.S. Navy has awarded The HON Company a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), effective June 1, 2011. According to Jean Reynolds, HON's vice president of strategic development for government markets, who received the notification, this business win means HON is the only commercial manufacturer authorized to sell to the Department of the Navy in all five furniture categories and in all 50 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico, Guam and other destinations where the Navy has facilities and furnishings needs. Furniture categories awarded include: furniture systems and workstation clusters; worksurfaces, workstations, computer furniture and accessories; filing and storage cabinets; executive office furniture; and, multipurpose seating.

"HON was first awarded a Navy BPA 3-1/2 years ago," Reynolds recalled. "To be cited again is a tribute to our HON dealers and all of the hardworking members of The HON Company who are so staunchly dedicated to the company's core values—solid performance, exceptional sustainability and outstanding value. This latest award," she continued, "gives HON a competitive advantage in the market, and we look forward to supporting our longstanding Navy customers."

The Navy's notification comes within days of The HON Company's appearance at the GSA Expo in San Diego, May 10-12, where the manufacturer will be exhibiting in Space #1029.

Another edge for the Navy and other federal agencies doing business with The HON Company is that more than 80% of the manufacturer's products are BIFMA level 2® certified. "With the level 1 certification expected to become a requirement for GSA, and soon applicable for many government bureaus," said Reynolds, "HON is exceptionally well prepared on all fronts with all of the appropriate accreditation to serve as a furnishings resource for their projects."


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