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Albany Technical College Presents Marine Depot Maintenance Command with Manufacturer of the Year Award


June 22, 2012- ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College will present the Marine Corps Logistics Command's Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC) with a Manufacturer of the Year award on Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the MDMC facility.

Earlier this year, Albany Tech nominated MDMC for the state Manufacturer of the Year in the Large Industry category. MDMC was recognized by the State of Georgia during Manufacturers Appreciation Week and a luncheon in Atlanta with Governor Deal during that week. Although MDMC was not the state winner this year, Albany Tech still recognizes them as our local winner.

As a vital educational partner in southwest Georgia, Albany Technical College has developed diploma and degree programs in Business Logistics Management to provide employees for MDMC. In addition, Albany Tech ramped up training in their welding program when MDMC needs professionals who are specifically trained with skills to retrofit war-fighting equipment.

"Albany Technical College is pleased to provide this honor to MDMC and looks forward to our continued partnership in years to come. With this honor, we hope to demonstrate the level of support we should all share in this community for this vital partner," said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

The mission of the Marine Depot Maintenance Command is to provide innovative worldwide maintenance repairs and technical services for ground combat, combat support and developmental projects which plays a vital role in our military's sustainment infrastructure.

During an activation ceremony in February, Maintenance Center Albany merged with Marine Corps Logistics Command's west coast maintenance facility – Maintenance Center Barstow – and with the consolidation the two facilities now fall under the newly-created MDMC. This consolidation maintains the necessary maintenance- centric personnel skills, while standardizing and streamlining work processes, and reducing redundant overhead. It saves the Marine Corps $65 million over a five-year period, and $20 million every year after, significantly increasing the buying power for Marine Corps warfighters.

"A Marine Corps organic maintenance capability serves as the commandant's assurance that his warfighters are prepared to win battles," said Col. Stephen Medeiros, MDMC Commander. "The Marine Corps' maintenance centers have the extraordinary capability to conform to emergent situations while maintaining a consistent focus on the warfighter. A single Depot Maintenance Command significantly enhances our ability to provide integrated and synchronized logistics solutions."

Marine Depot Maintenance Command workers repair and refurbish more than 400 kinds of ground combat and support equipment. About 50,000 pieces of equipment are repaired by the two production plants in a single year.

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