October 5th, 2017

East/West Industries Honored with Business Commitment Award From Long Island Business Development Council

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., October 5, 2017 – East/West Industries has received a Business Commitment Award from the Long Island Business Development Council (LIBDC). The award was presented to company Founder Mary Spinosa , President Teresa Ferraro, and Vice President of Business Development Joe Spinosa October 4 at the 48th Annual Economic Development Conference in Montauk, New York.    

The award recognizes dedication and commitment to the Long Island business community. “When East/West Industries needed a new facility to accommodate its rapid growth, they could have gone anywhere, but they chose to expand and bring new jobs to Long Island,” said William Mannix, Executive Director Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency. “We are proud of the work they do to protect aircrew lives and we are honored to have them as such an important part of our community.”

East/West Industries designs and manufactures aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival from a 50,000 square feet facility on Long Island, where the company was founded in 1968. LIBDC is a trade group serving the region’s economic development industry.

“For nearly 50 years, everything we’ve done has been built on a foundation of hard work, integrity, and a very personal commitment to our customers, our employees, and our Long Island community,” said Ferarro. “We are committed to staying and growing on Long Island and are appreciative to the council for this meaningful recognition,” said Spinosa.

Original equipment manufacturers like Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Sikorsky to name a few, install East/West seats and other products on the aircraft they manufacture, including some of the newest commercial and military platforms under development. The company has an extensive list of honors and recognition, both in the industry and the community, including the prestigious Performance Excellence Award (Gold) from the Boeing Company.

About East/West Industries

East/West Industries, Inc. a woman-owned, small business located in Ronkonkoma, New York (on Long Island), and a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of lifesaving equipment, is celebrating 49 years of saving lives.


Joe Spinosa, Vice President, Business Development
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