That contract places the company on the cusp of getting other large government contracts for water- and fuel-distribution systems, said Stephon Starrantino, JGB vice president.
"The scope of experience that we're getting on this contract will really put us in a great position with the government to bid on more comprehensive contracts," he
About 80 percent of JGB's work serves the military.
Twenty years ago, most of the company's work was in building hoses and fittings for companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb
, Carrier Corp.
In 1981, company founder Jay Bernhardt recognized that JGB's high standards could help it win government contracts that set strict standards for product quality, Starrantino said.
Sales in the last four years grew about $25 million, and the company is on track to earn $65 million in sales this year, Starrantino
"In the war effort, our capabilities have been called on," he
The company supplied to New Orleans two washer-dryer systems that normally serve troops in the field to meet the laundry requirements of people living in civilian camps following Hurricane Katrina, Starrantino