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Vancouver-based Pedigo lands $7M contract to provide medical equipment to DOD

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Pedigo Products primarily makes stainless steel equipment for sterile processing and operating rooms. The Vancouver company recently received a $7 million contract to provide products to the Defense Logistics Agency for five years.
Pedigo Products primarily makes stainless steel equipment for sterile processing and operating rooms. The Vancouver company recently received a $7 million contract to provide products to the Defense Logistics Agency for five years. (Photo contributed by Pedigo Products) Photo Gallery

A newly awarded government contract means Vancouver-made hospital equipment will be found in Department of Defense and federal agency medical facilities around the world.

Pedigo Products, a Vancouver-based hospital equipment manufacturer, secured a $7 million federal contract award from the Defense Logistics Agency earlier this month.

The contract awarded Pedigo with participation in the Defense Logistics Agency’s medical equipment electronic catalog program. The five-year contract will bring Pedigo’s equipment into exam rooms, operating rooms and sterile processing departments for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies.

The electronic catalog is an online ordering portal, allowing the agency to order products from Pedigo’s product list. Because it’s a comprehensive contract, everything the company makes is included on that list.

The company originated in Southern California but moved its headquarters to Vancouver in 1993.

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The Defense Logistics Agency is the combat logistics support agency for the Department of Defense. Its electronic catalog program aims to have multiple contracts for indefinite delivery and indefinite quantities of medical equipment from vendors. Pedigo was chosen as one of those vendors.

“We do everything here on-site in Vancouver,” said Paul Andrewjeski, customer service manager at Pedigo.

“One of the things that’s important to government contracts is that we’re American made,” he added.

Not only is the equipment manufactured and assembled in Vancouver, but the raw materials used to make Pedigo’s products come from the U.S., too. The company isn’t the only one in the U.S. making hospital equipment, but there aren’t many competitors.

“To have our entire breadth of products and the quality in manufacturing, there’s really nobody else around,” said Andrewjeski.

Because materials come from the U.S. and the products are made locally, Pedigo has a short supply chain. The 75-year-old company has long-standing relationships with its vendors. That’s been a benefit.

“We have not had any significant supply chain disruption,” said Andrewjeski. “So far we’ve been very fortunate in comparing what we’re hearing about other people.”

The company is, however, experiencing increased costs. Pedigo is seeing prices rise, just like people shopping at grocery stores are.

“We’re feeling that, too,” Andrewjeski said.

Pedigo primarily makes medical equipment in stainless steel, specifically focused on equipment needed in sterile processing and operating rooms. The company also makes products in an antibacterial copper alloy, corrosion-resistant castors for its products on wheels, and its rev-o-lu-tion cart that is used to transport surgical tools.

“We’re constantly looking for innovation and new ideas,” said Andrewjeski.

Thanks to the company’s contract administrator, Brenda Gillas, Pedigo has numerous government contracts — with the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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