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MCF locks down SBA award, military contracting certification

By - Last modified: June 7, 2013 at 9:22 AM

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has named York County-based Military & Commercial Fasteners Corp., or MCF, as its 2013 regional Sub-Contractor of the Year.

MCF, which manufactures and distributes pins, bolts, screws and other fastening hardware for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, was given the Region III award as part of the SBA's annual Small Business Week celebrations. The region covers the Mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania.

The Manchester Township company was nominated for the award by BAE Systems' Land and Armaments division, which makes tracked vehicles for the military at its facility in West Manchester Township, York County. MCF supplies BAE with pins, bolts and other small fastening parts for vehicles such as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

In related news, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has added MCF to its qualified suppliers list for manufacturers/distributors, a certification required to sell directly to the U.S. Department of Defense for mission-critical supplies, said Matt Malkie, MCF's business development and marketing director.

The certification will allow MCF to sell fastener kits and other spare parts for land vehicles, armaments and aerospace equipment, he said. Companies can't bid on mission-critical contracts without first being on the list and undergoing the extensive audit.

"It's one more revenue channel," Malkie said. "We're hungry for sales, so we'll put up with the paperwork."

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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