Global Logistics Leader Selects Huntsville as Headquarters for U.S. Operations.Taos Industries' parent Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc., attracted by growing defense presence, quality of life
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Agility Defense & Government Services, Inc. (DGS), the U.S. defense arm of leading logistics provider Agility, announced today that it will make Huntsville its home.
Agility DGS owns Taos Industries, the logistics and military procurement company that was founded in Huntsville in 1991.
Joseph M. Cosumano Lieutenant General Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., was the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and the U.S. Army Space Command from April 30, 2001 to December 16, 2003 when he was replaced by Lieutenant General Larry J. Dodgen. Jr., president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Taos Industries, has been named president of Agility DGS Inc. Cosumano, a retired Army lieutenant general, served as commander of the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army. The SMDC is an organization composed of five components:
Agility's decision to consolidate U.S. operations in Huntsville reflects the community's emergence as a leading center for aviation, missile, space and procurement activity, Cosumano said.
"Huntsville has become a critical hub for the U.S. military and defense industries. It's important for us to deepen our existing roots here so we can be close to our partners and to key customers such as the Army Materiel Command Army Materiel Command can refer to:
Agility DGS Inc. is comprised of four primary business lines, focusing on logistics solutions:
* Taos Industries. Taos specializes in procurement of non-standard military material for the U.S. Defense Department.
* Agility International Inc. Agility International Inc. is a world-class freight handler and worldwide leader in household relocation services Relocation services or "employee relocation" includes a range of internal business processes that are engaged to transfer employees (and often their families) or entire departments of a business to a new work location. for government and corporate customers.
* Commodity Services. Commodity Services specializes in procurement support for arsenals and depots, as well as general commodity procurement solutions in fuels, food, lumber, repair parts, and other goods.
* Logistics Services. Logistics Services provides innovative supply chain solutions and integrated logistics, such as base operations, inventory and facilities management, material disposal, and reutilization services to DoD, NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States and other government agencies.
"Huntsville and Madison County offer us an ideal combination of business opportunities and quality of life," Cosumano said. "They've got critical mass in the defense industry, along with a highly educated labor pool. This is an attractive, affordable place to live. Our plan is to grow here and contribute to the economy and the community."
Agility is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company publicly traded company
A company whose shares of common stock are held by the public and are available for purchase by investors. The shares of publicly traded firms are bought and sold on the organized exchanges or in the over-the-counter market. with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 37,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe's most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customized capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.
Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) is the public sector arm of Agility and the parent of DGS Inc. It offers logistics services, commodities services and supply chain solutions to governments, relief agencies and international institutions worldwide.
For more information, please call S. Hobie Frady at Taos Industries, Inc., at (256) 772-7743 or visit our website: www.agilitylogistics.com.