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BIW Small Business of the Year

Howell Laboratories, Inc. and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works – a winning partnership.

Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has selected Howell Laboratories, Inc. as their Small Business of the Year. In addition, GDBIW has nominated HLI for the SBA Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award, Region 1. This confidence and support from such a prestigious shipyard is a matter of great pride for Howell, as it has been over the four-decade span of our relationship.

HLI was selected from approximately 1200 small businesses supporting GDBIW for our competitive pricing and performance to schedule on several key major equipments on both the DDG51 and DDG1000 platforms. GDBIW has supplied the US Navy with “tough ships at the right price” since 1884, and we are proud that our own products and practices align so well with their core philosophies. And while worldwide leadership cannot simply rely on past laurels, we are confident that both GDBIW and HLI will continue to lead the field with innovative and reliable products, designed for solving current and ever-changing priorities with on time deliveries; within budget; and always with an eye to further reducing total ownership cost.

This nomination for award is the second such honor for HLI recently: Shively Labs, a division of HLI (and the largest manufacturer of FM broadcast antennas, filters and combiners in North America), won the SBA’s Small Business Exporter of the Year Award for 2012. This award was given to Shively Labs for their success in significantly increasing their export sales and profits, encouraging other firms to export, increasing jobs through exports, and developing innovative methods of creating markets.

BIW Small Business of the Year