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WARREN FIRM NAMED SBA SMALL BUSINESS PRIME CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

 WARREN, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrolab, Inc. of Warren has been selected Regional Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, it was announced today by Aubrey A. Rogers, acting regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
 Astrolab competed against small firms from New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands for the award, presented annually by the SBA to a small business that has excelled in producing goods and services for the United States government.
 Astrolab, nominated by the Defense Logistics Agency located in Springfield, N.J. designs and manufactures microwave devices and coaxial cable assemblies for the military. Astrolab produced cable assemblies used on the Patriot Missile System during the Persian Gulf War as well as microwave components used on NASA's Space Shuttle.
 In nominating Astrolab, the Defense Logistics Agency cited, "Astrolab is (in) a premium class of suppliers which the Department of Defense can truly rely upon to consistently provide state-of-the-art components whenever and wherever required."
 Astrolab was founded by Joseph R. Toma in 1961 and presently employs 38 workers with annual revenue in excess of $5 million.
 Toma, president of Astrolab, Inc., will be honored at the 26th annual Procurement Conference and Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C. during National Small Business Week, May 9-15, 1993. Toma will be lauded along with nine additional regional winners from across the country.
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 /CONTACT: Diana L. Parra, 212-264-7752, or Jim Kocsi, 201-645-2569, both for U.S. Small Business Administration/


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