The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was selected as one of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Superior Suppliers for fiscal year 2017. The award recognizes military industry partners that demonstrate exceptional performance supporting DLA, America’s combat logistics support agency, and deliver high-quality products to the U.S. military and its contracted agencies. It is part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program.
Awardees were selected based on their level of business with DLA and scores in DLA’s Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.
“Goodyear has been partnering with the U.S. military dating almost as far back as our company’s inception,” said Steve McClellan, president, Goodyear Americas. “We are honored to receive this award, and we are privileged to continue to supply the U.S. military with tires that equip their vehicles to help keep military men and women safe while they’re in the line of duty.”
Goodyear has more than 100 years of history building innovative tires and equipment to help support and protect U.S. troops and is the largest producer of military tires in the country. The tire manufacturer helped build more than 150 blimps for the U.S. Navy during World War I and II and more than 5,000 Corsair fighter planes for the U.S. Army.
Last year, Goodyear was recognized with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation’s highest honor given to employers for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees. Goodyear was recognized for the honor based on its commitment to hiring veterans, as well as providing its military associates and their families with programs and support resources to enable them to work for the company and serve their country simultaneously.
In addition to the Freedom Award, in past years, Goodyear received the Pro Patria and Above and Beyond Awards, two similarly judged awards from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and also has been recognized multiple times as a Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine for its leadership in hiring and supporting veterans.