NCMS Wins Best Large Booth at the 2018 DoD Maintenance Symposium

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) was voted “Best 10 X 20 or Larger Booth” for its interactive footprint at the 2018 DoD Maintenance Symposium held in Tampa, FL from  December 17-20, 2018.

The 20’ X 30’ centrally-located space hosted seven technologies that ranged from fluid analysis to stand-up abrading machines, and wet blast deep cleaning and more. The booth was also home to two of the Maintenance Innovation Challenge finalists:  Wet Technologies and Maglogix (winner of the People’s Choice Award). The theme of Maintaining America’s Lethal Competitive Edge was mirrored in the black and grey camouflaged-inspired shirts that all booth participants wore, aligning with and supporting our warfighters.

All technologies present at the award-winning booth are NCMS members offering technologies that can save time, improve efficiency and safety as well as reduce costs. Through the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Program – a unique contract vehicle through NCMS and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) that offers the opportunity for the DoD to evaluate commercially-available maintenance and sustainment technologies to gauge benefit before acquisition – the booth participant companies are answering the call to assist with warfighter readiness.

“I think the reason that we won was because of the innovative technologies and the partnerships with quality companies. The strength of NCMS is our members,” says Debbie Lilu CTMA Program Director and lead booth organizer. “These technologies were hands-on, interactive, and demonstrated a critical benefit to our warfighter.”

During the exhibition hours, the NCMS booth was visited by maintenance and sustainment decision-makers from all branches of the Services and other interested industry participants.

“I’m not surprised that the NCMS/CTMA booth won,” says Jim Michael President of Maglogix. “The location was great, and the energy was high with so many different kinds of technologies to learn more about. I know that my magnets were a big draw and maintainers from across the DoD got a chance to see for themselves how this technology can save time and lower costs and injury rates. I have many quality leads to follow up on.”

NCMS booth partners were:



One Network  


Spectro Scientific

Temple Allen Industries

Wet Technologies


To learn more about NCMS and the CTMA Program visit the NCMS Web site.