Packaging expert thinks outside the box
June 3, 2014
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Industrial Engineer Charlotte Lent earned the 2013 Department of Defense Packaging Excellence Award for her innovative contribution to packaging.
She developed a family of packaging designs that will replace loose-fill material when transporting liquid hazardous materials. The new packaging materials are reusable, recyclable and do not require packers to use breathing protection.
Based on testing so far, the new designs meet stringent requirements. The award honors outstanding teams and individuals in the packaging community who develop new packaging processes, and improve productivity and efficiency throughout the Defense Department.
Lent said she is honored to be awarded for her innovative efforts. "I give my best every day," she said. "I'm nearing the end of a long career and to be recognized with this award is the cherry on top."
Lent and Systems Engineer James Mott conduct packaging tests in the Logistics Support Activity's Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center, a tenant activity at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is a recognized leader in providing world-class logistics support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems across the Department of Defense. Tobyhanna's Corporate Philosophy, dedicated work force and electronics expertise ensure the depot is the Joint C4ISR provider of choice for all branches of the Armed Forces and industry partners.
About 3,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.