CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - As the only Army depot to win Shingo medallions three straight years, Letterkenny Army Depot credited its workers in the Power Generation Equipment and Humvee Recapitalization programs for this year's achievement during a ceremony Thursday morning.
"It took 2,000 workers to get this prize to this depot," Depot Commander Col. Steven A. Shapiro said to hundreds of workers in the Humvee Recapitalization program. "You should be proud of yourselves and give yourselves a pat on the back."
Letterkenny received two 2007 Shingo medallions for excellence in lean manufacturing: The Shingo Public Sector Silver medallion for the Humvee Recapitalization program and the Shingo Public Sector Bronze medallion for the Power Generation Equipment (Generator) program.
"The awards reflect a high level of consistency in the depot," Gov. Edward Rendell said in a letter read by retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Adams, chairman of the Pennsylvania Base Development Commission. "Pennsylvania is privileged to have such a world-class facility."