News | Dec. 31, 2015

Tobyhanna’s West Side Storage Warehouse 5 team named DLA Distribution Team of Quarter

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

The DLA Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., West Side Storage Warehouse 5 team has been named DLA Distribution Team of the Quarter for fourth quarter fiscal year 2015.

The 13-member team is comprised of Jason Beavers, Tony Henderson, Steve Sikora, Chris Dubas, John Hied, Amanda Geytvai, Joe Reilly, Keith Kline, Gary Hudock, Larry Fetterhoof, Carolos Lopez, Eric Strein and Mike Kane.

Since the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, the West Side Storage personnel demonstrated a non-stop approach to processing the dramatic increase in both retrograde and customer returns due to a reorganization of Army brigade combat teams. 

The West Side Storage consists of the receiving, stowing, picking and shipping of controlled inventory item codes, pilferable and radiological materials.  These assets require special handling, attention, and the use of dual certification for all receipts processed. 

“This team continually delivered top-level service and established an astounding track record of accuracy and on-time delivery,” said DLA Distribution Tobyhanna deputy commander Robert Dodson. “Their work required diligence and hard work all while being cognizant of DLA’s bottom dollar to work the fewest amount of overtime hours possible.”

The team used innovative ideas and dedication to the mission to process more than 5,000 receipts and over 11,300 stows.  They also answered numerous calls every day and conducted research to locate documents and verify shipping.  Additionally, they processed more than 260 in-house document numbers and also picked and shipped almost 230 lines to off-base customers.

“The West Side Storage Team’s professionalism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon themselves and are in keeping with the highest traditions of DLA Distribution,” concluded Dodson.