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March 2016


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HUNTSVILLE, AL – On March 15th 2016, Pioneer’s Vice President and National Sales Manager attended Association of United States Army (AUSA) Winter Trade Show in Huntsville, Alabama. It was a great experience to collaborate with manufacturers in supporting the sale of aftermarket parts specific more military application. Members of Pioneer’s Preferred Vendor ProgramSM (PVP) connected with Pioneer’s staff by to discuss military and industry trends. More manufacturers also conveyed their interest in the program.

All Hands on Deck

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – On March 8th 2016, Pioneer Industries, Inc., has received a contract to supply nine (9) Function Deck Assemblies worth a total of more than $400,000. These assemblies are critical for the landing platform/dock (LPD), an amphibious warfare ship, that embarks, transports, and landselements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions. The Department of Defense has been unsuccessfully attempting to procure this material since February 2015 via other resellers.

To date, Pioneer is the only supplier in the country to successfully supply these Functional Deck Assemblies to the DoD’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Pioneer’s offer was submitted in late January and worked with the buying command to expedite the evaluation process. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in a few months.

Pioneer Successfully Lobbied to Increase Sub Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1st, 2016 Pioneer sent its National Sales Manager, Howard Fox, to the Submarine Industrial Base Council (SIBC) in order to better support the military budget, Over the course of 2 days, Howard collaborated with industries leaders in educating active politicians about importance of strengthening submarine warfare to promote national security. Through numerous meetings with Congressman and navy personnel, Howard lobbied for increased funding for Advanced Procurement for two Virginia-class submarines, additional Department of Defense funding for Ohio-Class Replacement development, and further financial support for the progression of the Virginia Payload Module (VPM). After the ballots were cast, Pioneer was pleased to learn that his efforts were a major success, as all three measures passed in Congress.