Cottonwood Inc. in Lawrence was among the award recipients Tuesday when the Defense Logistics Agency honored 23 industry partners, customers and individuals with its Business Alliance Awards.
Cottonwood received the Outstanding AbilityOne Program Vendor Award, presented to nonprofit agencies that exemplify overall excellence in superior product quality, on-time delivery, superior customer service, reliability, dependability, consistency and accuracy.
Cottonwood, a source for cargo tie-down straps, has managed to keep up with unprecedented demand for the items while continuing to be one of the agency's top performers in 2007, agency officials said.
Presenting the award was Air Force Maj. Gen. Arthur B. Morrill III, vice director for the agency that is based at Fort Belvoir, Va., just outside Washington, D.C.
The agency's primary role includes managing more than 5 million consumable items, such as rations, medical supplies and equipment, clothing and textiles, and repair parts for land, sea and air weapons systems and platforms.