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American Apparel Named Gold Star Superior Supplier by Defense Logistics Agency

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ -- Today the Defense Logistics Agency announced its top performing supply contractors for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 as part of the Department of Defense's Superior Supplier Incentive Program.

The SSIP is an extension of the Department's Better Buying Power initiative and is designed to incentivize contractor performance by identifying suppliers with the highest rankings in areas such as cost, schedule, performance, quality, and business relations.

"Given DLA's mission to support our warfighters around the world, it's important to recognize those companies with proven track records for superior performance in government contracting," said Matthew Beebe, head of DLA's acquisition directorate.

DLA considered 153 of its parts and commodity suppliers with the largest contracts that have done business with the agency over the past two years.  To be eligible for consideration, companies – or their subsidiary business units – had to have DLA contracts with a proven record of performance as well as an established rating in the federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). Companies with primarily service-oriented contracts were not considered at this time.American Apparel was one of only 15 companies identified in the highest tier as Gold Star suppliers.

 “We are honored to be selected for this award and it is a tribute to the attitude and effort of all our employees. American has been a major supplier of military uniforms for over 25 years and our employees take a tremendous pride in the support of the Warfighter,” said Chuck Lambert, Chief Operating Officer for American Apparel.

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