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Event to help PA industry companies tap Army depots’ contracts

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Small business manufacturers and service companies can tap into millions of dollars’ worth of contracts at the upcoming PA Industry Day.


New to the event this year, the Picatinny Arsenal and the Defense Logistics Agency will be featured along with the Letterkenny and Tobyhanna Army Depots. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Radisson Hotel – Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill. Continental breakfast will be provided from 7 to 8 a.m. Lunch also will be provided.


It is hosted by the PA Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC) Program. SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff also will be available for assistance.


The Picatinny Arsenal, Defense Logistics Agency, and Letterkenny and Tobyhanna Army Depots are reliable payers that want to increase their supplier base. Both manufacturers and service companies should attend this event to learn about business opportunities and how to do business with each agency.


The goal of the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs is to establish the Army as the premier organization for the promotion of and assistance to all small businesses. Over the last five years, Tobyhanna has awarded over $490 million in contracts to small businesses.


Small businesses will learn about upcoming business opportunities with all attending federal government agencies, and representatives will be available from each agency.


To register and pay the $60 fee, visit Hotel room reservations can be made via phone at 717-763-7117. Callers should ask for the SEDA-Council of Governments room block to receive a special rate of $93 per night.


Participating small businesses are encouraged to register as a federal vendor at, and to bring their company capabilities statement to provide a copy to government small business specialists and other government personnel. Small businesses may contact their local PTAC for help with this.  


Sponsors for this event include the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of SEDA-COG, North Central, Northeastern, and Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development; the Central Region Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance; the Franklin County Area Development Corporation; the Small Business Development Centers of Kutztown and Shippensburg universities; MANTEC; The Manufacturers’ Association; the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining; and the West Shore Chamber of Commerce.


For more information, contact SEDA-COG’s Robert Brown at or 570-522-7224.


The SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


SEDA-COG’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center helps companies explore and compete in the local, state, and federal government marketplace. For more information about the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center, visit

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Created at 8/13/2018 11:34 AM by Liz Regan
Last modified at 8/13/2018 11:34 AM by Liz Regan