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ECVC honored as outstanding distributor


Monday, February 12, 2018

Spectrum Brands, parent company of Rayovac, named Eastern Carolina Vocational Center (ECVC) its Outstanding Distributor of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2017. Rayovac is one of several well-known battery brands ECVC packages and sells to the United States Department of Defense, as well as to commercial distributors and local companies and organizations.

“ECVC had phenomenal growth in the third quarter, packaging batteries for a government contract,” said Tracy Landes, manager of inside sales and office products for Spectrum Brands. “Ellen Jackson led the charge in responding to the wildfire season. We truly want to thank Ellen and ECVC for their business partnership.”

Jackson is ECVC’s director of marketing and contract administration. In the summer of 2017, she coordinated ECVC’s efforts, and the efforts of suppliers like Spectrum Brands/Rayovac, to meet the massive and urgent demand from the government in the wake of disastrous wildfires and hurricanes. As the largest supplier of batteries to the United States military, it often falls on ECVC to answer the government’s call in emergencies. That was the case when firefighters and first responders out West needed millions of batteries for communications equipment and other tools, and when FEMA needed similar resources for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Jackson and others at ECVC huddled almost daily with battery manufacturers to devise plans to increase production and expedite shipping to meet the needs of emergency workers on the ground.

ECVC’s emergency response was also recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the supply organization for the U.S. military. The DLA named ECVC one of its Superior Suppliers of 2017.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Spectrum Brands,” said Lisa Ward-Ross, ECVC’s president and CEO. “Spectrum is a great partner of ours and Rayovac batteries are among our top-selling products. We are proud of the contributions of ECVC and Spectrum Brands in supporting our nation’s first responders.”

In addition to supplying millions of batteries to the military last year, ECVC is the military’s largest supplier of battery terminal adapters and picture frames. ECVC also assembles, packages and ships a variety of products for local companies, has an on-site custom frame shop and operates a janitorial service, among other lines of business. They also train and place about 85 people with disabilities in jobs throughout the community each year. For more information about ECVC, visit their website at www.ecvcinc.com .


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