June 29th, 2015 - by Harper Trucks, Inc. | Share on:
Long-time, hand truck manufacturer Harper Trucks, Inc. was recently awarded a five-year, Federal Supply Schedule contract from the GSA. Around since 1940, Harper Trucks has actually been a bit of mainstay in the government market as it has a network of distributors -- such as Cisco-Eagle -- with strong relationships within the government and actually held a schedule in the mid-90's to early-2000s, gaining hefty orders from agencies like the DLA.
Having gone some time focusing on its distribution channel, Harper Trucks decided it best to re-enter the direct market. With a wealth of products including replacement casters on up to incredible durable industrial platforms -- made from both nylon and steel -- Harper Trucks hopes to reclaim its in-demand standing within the government market.
"We like making it as convenient as possible for the government to purchase from us; we know our products are fantastic, and we know the government feels the same way. It only makes sense for easing the burden of procurement," National Sales Manager Darrel Neugebauer notes. "Getting a schedule contract is so important in this day of huge government competition. Obviously, we had excellent assistance this time around in securing the schedule through a company called Government Marketplace that made it almost effortless, but despite the initial difficulty, we hope the efforts will go in aiding the government buyer."