Answering the call
When the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Material Readiness issued the “2018 Maintenance Innovation Challenge” Hose and Rubber’s Supply’s specialized Government and Military Sales Division (GMS) saw an opportunity to work closely with the militaries best and brightest and witness the technological transformation taking place inside the DOD.
Maintainers from within the DOD and industry submitted their proposals for increasing the nation’s warfighting capabilities through smarter maintenance and Additive Manufacturing solutions. The 4 day “2018 DOD Maintenance Symposium”, held in Tampa, FL, was a great way for Hose and Rubber to position itself as an innovator moving forward. Our ability to scan legacy tubing parts and move directly to production with our top-of-the-line 14 axis CNC tube bender has placed us in the company of real maintenance innovators throughout the DOD.
The Symposium is the only event sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense solely focused on the maintenance and sustainment of weapon systems and equipment.