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April 30, 2013
REDAR is pleased to announce that Catherine Martinez-Wells has joined the company as our newest Program Manager. Catherine’s upbeat and energetic attitude comes to us with over 15 years of Program and Project Management experience. Catherine is also a Certified ACE Associate (which is equivalent to a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification). Welcome Catherine!!

March 11, 2013
RE Darling Receives Supplier Appreciation Award for the “Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program”.Minuteman III Program Management from ATK visited to present to the employees of RE Darling this “Special Award”. Over the past 18 years RE Darling and ATK worked closely together solving the challenges and complexities of outdated engineering and obsolete raw materials utilized to manufacture the molded insulation segments for stage 1, 2, 3 of the Minuteman III rocket motors.  Max Tavoian- Program Manager shared that RE Darling has consistently shown their commitment to excellence and wanted to extend his sincere appreciation to the employees and management for their expertise and dedication in completing this significant milestone in our nation’s defense.
A Celebration Luncheon was enjoyed by the entire company.

September 28, 2012
RE Darling releases a short video on the advantages of using “DARPRO Edge Strips” for use in the Copper Mining Industry. The DARPRO Edge Strip System utilizes a mechanical lock to secure a semi-permanent edge strip with sealed corners to three edges of the mother cathode blank used for producing starter sheets.

The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79-zRJEx8LI&feature=plcp

June 13, 2012
R.E. Darling Co., Inc. was recently honored by DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio as one of the government’s Best Suppliers for the third year in a row at an award ceremony held June 13, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, in Columbus, Ohio. Leigh Ayn Scott and Tim Carter accepted the award from Army Brig. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, the DLA Land and Maritime Commanding General. This recognition means R.E. Darling has supplied products the government can be confident in using. Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value System award winners have met the stringent quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency. To be eligible, vendors must have shipped 50 or more contract line items during a 12-month period. To qualify for a Gold Award, a contractor must have a perfect score of 100. A score of 99.99 earns a Silver Award, and a score of 98 to 98.9 earns a Bronze Award. In 2011 our REDAR team stepped up their game earning the prestigious Gold Award for Hose Life Support products that we supply to the Department of Defense and other agencies.
  • Past Awards
  • 2003 Silver
  • 2005 Bronze
  • 2009 Bronze
  • 2010 Bronze

March 9, 2012
R. E. Darling was honored as a Communities Putting Prevention to Work Champion for our ongoing dedication to making healthy living easier and preventing chronic diseases in our community through our REACH Wellness Program. R. E. Darling also received the Healthy Workplace Award of Excellence from Activate Tucson. The Healthy Workplace Award of Excellence recognizes work site wellness programs that are creating a thriving environment to support the health and well-being of their employees.

June 30, 2011
RE Darling Co., Inc. was recently honored by DLA Land and Maritime, Columbus, Ohio as one of the government’s Best Suppliers for the second year in a row at an award ceremony held during the 2011 Industry Conference and Exhibition June 27-30, in Columbus, Ohio. Tim Carter accepted the award from Army Brig. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, the DLA Land and Maritime Commanding General. This recognition means RE Darling has supplied a product(s) the government can be confident in using. Award winners have met the stringent quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency earning a score of 98.9 or better.

June 30, 2011
RE Darling Co., Inc. Celebrated the “Grand Re-Opening” of our Updated and Upgraded, Mill Room Facility. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place less than 6 months after inception. Gary and Rob Darling took the time to recognize: Bruce Hillman, Brent LeDoux, Rick Sbresny (and the Mill Room Production Team), Bruce Wyzykowski, Mike Taglieri, Tim Carter, Pancho Hernandez and David Provencher for their outstanding efforts during this exciting project. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Invitation stated at the bottom….. and here’s something you may never have expected to hear … please carefully wipe your feet before coming on to the Mill Room shop floor…. This project finished on Time and on Budget!

November 30, 2010
We are pleased to announce that effective December 13, 2010 Anthony Tucker will join the REDAR Sales Team as our Sales Coordinator. Over the next few weeks Anthony will transition out of his RE Darling Quality Engineer role into his new sales position.


August 23, 2010
REDAR receives the Bronze DLA Land & Maritime Excellence Award for 2009 at the 2010 Defense Logistics Agency Enterprise Supplier Conference.  Award is for the recognition of a Quality Supplier to DLA based on a ABVS score for Quality, Delivery & Price.  Note we have won other DLA excellence awards as follows:
  • 2003 Silver
  • 2005 Bronze

March 5, 2010
RE Darling receives recognition for the outstanding level of customer service and support from Axel Augustin- Air Commodore, Director General Australian Super Hornet, Australian Super Hornet Project Office. “RE Darling’s achievement of this milestone on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force ensured that No. 1 Squadron were able to achieve the significant milestone of their first Australian Super Hornet flight on the programmed day of 1st March 2010”.

February 9, 2010

David Provencher has been promoted to the position of Director of Operations.  In this role, David will report directly to Gary Darling as a member of his executive staff, and will have the Production, Quality, and Purchasing departments reporting to him.

David’s tenure with the company began in1986, and he has served for the past 15 years as our Purchasing Manager.  David has done an exceptional job both in directing this critical function and in providing leadership for his department and for the company as a whole.

January 4, 2010
“REACH (REDAR Employees Achieve Complete Health) Wellness Initiative” officially commenced January 2010.  All REDAR employees are encouraged to participate in the REACH Wellness Initiative to improve their overall health and quality of life.  Employees are offered on-site coaching, wellness activities and incentives to help them achieve their health goals.  The health and wellness of our employees is vital to our continued success.

November 10, 2009
RE Darling held their annual Veterans Day BBQ lunch today.Gary Darling (company President) held his usual position manning the BBQ grill.Gary took time to recognize and thank the 18 current and past employee Veterans that were in attendance, for their service to our country.

Again this year a donation was made on behalf of the Veterans and their fellow employees at RE Darling Co. Inc. to: The VFW’s “Unmet Needs Program” which provides emergency financial support to the families of our service men and women and to the “Fisher House Foundation” which provides temporary home away from home for the families of injured soldiers.

October 21, 2009

R.E. Darling’s first company website goes live! Thank You to Doug Dvorak and Kristi Hanson at Dvorak Marketing Group as well as Kathryn Turley at Sunlight Photography for all your help and support………….Visit us at REDARLING.com

October 14, 2009
R.E. Darling was audited by one of the world’s largest Aerospace Weapons Developers.The R.E. Darling “Supplier Quality Management System” received a perfect 4.0 rating, establishing another excellent bench mark within the Small Business Category.