Portsmouth, RI (PRWEB) October 25, 2008
A2B Tracking Solutions, Inc has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract, in support of the US Air Force, under the Department of Defense's Unique Identification (UID) program. The firm, which has already received its first three orders from the Air Force, has been awarded a contract to implement UID systems and services for various DoD departments that is worth up to $70 million.
A2B President Peter Collins says, "We are proud to be in the forefront of this groundbreaking UID initiative. First and foremost UID enables our troops in the field to have quick access to good equipment, when and where they need it. It is also a pleasure to be working alongside those in Congress and the Pentagon who recognize the efficiencies available through technology and who are committed to cutting government spending and waste."
A2B Tracking has been working with the DoD and numerous defense contractors to provide its UID Comply!® data management software that includes the production of labels and marks as well as verifying that the data meets rigid specifications and uploading the information to the DoD's IUID Registry. The UID program is specified in MIL-STD-130.
"A2B Tracking Solutions is a strong company that has clearly demonstrated its ability to support our country's national defense program and create good, high wages for Rhode Islanders," said Saul Kaplan, executive director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. "This recent award from the Department of Defense will enable A2B to significantly expand its capacity and nearly double its workforce in Rhode Island. We are proud to support A2B, congratulate them on this important award, and look forward to their growth and expansion in Rhode Island."
"A2B was awarded this competitive federal contract because its tracking services will help the military save time and the taxpayers save money," said Senator Reed, a member of both the Armed Services and Appropriations committees. "At a time when many companies are laying off workers, it is good to see innovative firms like A2B creating jobs and increasing operations here in Rhode Island. I will continue doing everything I can to promote job growth and expand opportunities for Rhode Island companies that do business with the federal government."
"Today's announcement that A2B Tracking Solutions has been awarded this sizeable contract is tremendous news for this firm and for the state. It is exciting that a Rhode Island firm is on the cutting edge of this initiative which aims to improve efficiency for defense operations at all levels. Most exciting, however, is that the firm will be looking to expand its manufacturing space in Rhode Island and adding jobs here as a result of this federal contract. I commend the efforts of the leadership team at A2B Tracking which has worked so hard on this initiative," said Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.
About A2B Tracking Solutions Inc.:
A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking. Most recently A2B has developed UID Comply!® data management software to streamline the UID compliance process. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has been the leader in bar code tracking utilizing mobile computing. Among A2B's achievements is the development of a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system for one of America's largest parcel delivery companies. Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have been in the vanguard of bar code innovation in applications for 40 years. To date, A2B has completed more than 2,000 tracking installations around the world. For more information about A2B Tracking, visit http://www.uidsolutions.com or phone 800-733-7592.