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Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management, LLC, Awarded Follow-on Contract for FEMA Logistics Temporary Housing Program

WARRENTON, VIRGINIA, June 11, 2013

 

Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management, LLC, a provider of fleet maintenance and management, supply management, and logistics-related services, announced that it has been awarded a $5.2 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Under this fixed price contract, Shenandoah Fleet will provide support for FEMA’s Temporary Housing and Distribution Depot in Cumberland, MD.  This contract starts on May 13, 2013 and will extend through 2018 (if all options are exercised.)

 

The services to be provided on the contract include receiving, maintaining, and issuing FEMA’s temporary housing units when required to provide living accommodations for persons left homeless due to a disaster. Shenandoah Fleet also provides warehousing support including the receiving, storing, and issuing of disaster relief supplies such as bottled water, meals ready to eat, blankets, cots, related supplies. This contract continues the work the company has been performing under a previous contract since July 2011 where we supported disaster relief efforts such as the response to Hurricane Sandy. Shenandoah Fleet also provides similar services to the FEMA depot in Selma, AL.

 

Commenting on the new contract, William (Bill) B. Jones, President and majority owner, said, “We are very proud of the services our project manager, Randy Hawkins, and his team have been providing over the last two years and look forward to continuing to provide the best possible support to FEMA at Cumberland and their important mission.”

 

Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management, LLC, a verified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business, was founded in 2007 and currently operates throughout the United States.  The company offers a full-range of fleet maintenance and management, as well as logistics services, to both Federal Government, local government, and commercial clients.  The company also maintains the vehicle fleet at the FEMA Cumberland site under a separate contract. The company is based in Warrenton, VA.

 

Shenandoah Fleet is Awarded ASE Blue Seal Certification at our FEMA Fleet Contract


WARRENTON, VIRGINIA, February 19, 2013.

Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management, LLC is proud to announce that we have earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition through the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE) at our Cumberland and Frederick, MD sites as part of our Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Logistics Vehicle Maintenance Contract.

 

Vice President Dave Jones comments, “We put our customers’ requirements first by ensuring that we bring the best possible trained and experienced technicians to each job.  To accomplish this, we require and encourage each technician, through our employee incentive program, to achieve certification within a defined period of time after starting work with us.  Because we are tasked at FEMA with maintaining vehicles and equipment to be ready to respond to disasters with minimal launch time, it is critical for our technicians to be trained and certified at the highest levels.” 

  

Our contract with FEMA for Vehicle Maintenance Services encompasses six US locations where we maintain approximately 1,300 end items of equipment to support FEMA’s logistical emergency needs associated with natural and manmade disasters.   Other than Cumberland and Fredrick, MD, we provide vehicle services in California, Georgia, Texas, and Alabama as part of this contract.

 

Our ASE-certified automotive technicians wear blue and white ASE insignias on their uniforms and carry credentials listing their exact areas of expertise. 

ASE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals.  The series of certification exams cover a variety of automotive disciplines, including automobile and light truck, collision repair and refinish, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, transit bus, alternate fuels, automobile service consulting, undercar specialist, and parts specialist. 

This recognition is given to companies that have ASE-certified at least 75 percent of its automotive professionals.  To remain in this program, we will be required to renew each year and confirm our professionals’ certification status.

 

Pictured are L to R, Trev Holst, Project Manager FEMA Fleet Contract, Bill Jones, President, Keith Albright, Lead Technician, and Charles Myers, Technician

 

 

Charles Myers – ASE Master Automotive Technician, Our Newest Master Tech


WARRENTON, VIRGINIA, January 24, 2013. Shenandoah Fleet Maintenance and Management, LLC is proud to announce that Charles Myers, Automotive Technician at our FEMA Vehicle Maintenance Services project in Cumberland, MD, has achieved the ASE Master Automotive Technician certification. Shenandoah Fleet promotes a culture of incentive and education to encourage our technicians to obtain this level of professional expertise that we then pass along to our clients through the services we provide.


To motivate our technicians to achieve the ASE Master status, we kicked off a competition with a bonus of $1,000 to the first technician to achieve either the ASE Master Automotive or Truck certification. Charles won this competition with an ASE Master Automotive certification after passing eight tests that covered engine repair, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, and light vehicle diesel engines.


In our contract with FEMA we provide all staffing, materials, and equipment (not otherwise provided by the Government) to maintain the FEMA nationwide fleet of approximately 1,300 end items of equipment. We employ technicians in California, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and Maryland. Since FEMA is tasked with responding to disasters with minimal launch time, it is critical that its equipment be maintained in a high state of readiness. Therefore, our technicians are critical to achieving that goal.


With this in mind, we have instituted the ASE certification program to require all technicians to achieve ASE certifications in at least four areas within one year of employment. This incentive for our employees directly results in our consistently meeting or exceeding our quality goals for our clients.