BAE Systems awards JWF Defense Systems Supplier of the Year for the M88A3 at ‘Partner2Win’ Supplier Symposium

Johnstown, PA — November 3, 2022 — JWF Defense Systems, LLC. received a BAE Systems Partner2Win Supplier of the Year Award on November 1, 2022 for the M88A3 program. The recognition highlighted JWF Defense Systems’ commitment to exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2022 for BAE Systems’ combat and amphibious vehicle and maritime gun system programs.

“This is another example of the quality of professionals we have at all levels, working hard to keep our warfighters safe,” states Bill Polacek, President and CEO of JWF Industries.

John Polacek Jr., General Manager of JWF Industries, reflects on our partnership with BAE when speaking on the award.  “This award would not be possible without our great working relationship with BAE and the hard work our entire JWF family,” states Polacek.

BAE Systems’ Partner2Win is a global program designed to recognize suppliers across our supply chain who achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers at their locations to share best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.

 “Delivering quality combat systems to our warfighters continues to be a main priority for BAE Systems,” said Marc Casseres, vice president of operations for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business. “Partnering with high performing suppliers allows us to fulfill customer needs, and continue to deliver to our commitments with safety, partnership, and innovation at the forefront.”

About BAE Systems:

BAE Systems, Inc. and its 34,000 people are part of a global defense, aerospace, and security company with 89,600 employees worldwide. We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land, sea and space, as well as advanced electronics, intelligence, security, and IT solutions and support services. Our dedication shows in everything we design, produce, and deliver— to protect those who protect us in a high-performance, innovative culture. We push the limits of possibility to provide a critical advantage to our customers where it counts.

About JWF Defense Systems

JWF Defense Systems is part of JWF Industries, a metal centric product manufacturer with a wide array of capabilities in metal manufacturing located in Johnstown, PA for over 30 years. The company has over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space in seven locations. JWF Defense has been supporting prototypes, low volume, and high-volume build-to-print production on a variety of programs both nationally and internationally by designing, developing, and integrating programs for the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies. Additional information can be found at

About JWF Industries

JWF Industries has been a one-stop, small business manufacturer of metal centric parts for over 30 years. The company designs, manufactures, and integrates metal centric products by growing with the right people, the right processes, the right markets, and the right customers.  The company is dedicated to its employees, its communities, and its global customers in the energy, commercial, and defense industries.   Additional information can be found at