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IAP Selected To Continue To Supply Emergency Ice

IAP Worldwide Services : 18 January, 2007  (New Product)
IAP Selected to Continue Supplying Emergency Ice Nationwide
Cape Canaveral, Fla. IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. (IAP), which has provided more than 300 million pounds of ice to hurricane victims since 1998, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue providing packaged ice and supporting services during emergency relief operations in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal emergency management Agency (FEMA).

The follow-on contract became effective December 22, 2006. Under this contract, IAP will continue to be on call as the primary supplier for ice, transporting it by surface, ocean or air to a service area that includes the Continental United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands.

IAP was selected as the sole recipient after a full and open competitive acquisition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine the contractor for the government. The new contract includes a base year and two option years, expiring December 31, 2009. The selection of IAP was announced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah Regional Contracting Center-Charleston Office.

'IAP has extensive experience in successfully performing complex logistic programs in the face of disaster,' said Al Neffgen, IAP CEO. 'Working hand-in-hand with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, IAP has provided truckload quantities of ice, a scarce and necessary commodity, to devastated populations, allowing them to keep life sustaining perishables and medical supplies from spoiling during disasters.'

IAP's ice program is managed from IAP's Irmo, S.C. office, which compiles lists of suppliers and maintains a stand-by 24-hour command and control system. The program includes ice delivery trucks equipped with on-board satellite-based transponders that feed location information into IAP's Internet-based tracking system to pinpoint the location of shipments at any moment in time.

'IAP takes the responsibility to respond to the immediate needs of disaster victims very seriously,' said Roy Varner, IAP Vice President, Global Operations Irmo. 'We are proud to be selected to continue our partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the supported disaster relief community.'

'Ice is a vital commodity in emergencies,' said Fred Hoose, IAP Director, Contingency Operations. 'The provision of ice during disasters has many health-related and life-sustaining implications. Our dedicated team will continue to do all it can to minimize suffering and get our fellow citizens back on their feet as soon as possible after disaster strikes.'
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