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DeVal Lifecycle Support Now SBA Certified HUBZone Firm

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

DeVal Lifecycle Support, an original equipment manufacturer of armament support located in Philadelphia, PA, has announced today that it has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to participate in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program as a SBA Certified HUBZone Firm.

The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and historically underutilized business zones gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The primary objective of the HUBZone program is to create jobs and increase capital investment in distressed communities with low income, high poverty, or high levels of unemployment. The Federal Government has an annual goal of awarding 3% of all federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified businesses.

“I’m honored to be able to bring manufacturing jobs, the opportunities they create for our people, and economic development to the Philadelphia community” says DeVal president Sam Thevanayagam.

Since 1954, DeVal Lifecycle Support has been based in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. Over the years DeVal has grown from a small one-or-two-man garage-type operation to today’s modern, sophisticated AS9100D certified manufacturing facility. With its long history of working in the community, DeVal is committed to the continued development of the Philadelphia region as well as providing manufacturing employment opportunities for local residents. We pride ourselves on the development of our employees both personally and professionally and look forward to the increased opportunities to serve our community and to support the warfighter.

About DeVal:

DeVal Lifecycle Support is an armament support equipment manufacturer for over 60 years. A prime contractor for the Department of Defense, DeVal LCS manufactures and remanufactures certified weapons loading equipment for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Air Force. DeVal is responsible for the efficiency and reliability of vital armament weapons support equipment aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and various land bases throughout the world. DeVal’s extensive capabilities allow for multiple or diverse programs and projects that include cleaning and sandblasting; certified welding and sheet metal fabrication; machining, milling, drilling, and heat treating; specialized tooling, die and fixture processing; hydraulic teardown and assembly and testing with a fully equipped hydraulic test station; electrical assembly and troubleshooting; a self-contained polyurethane paint line; computer assisted stock inventory control; certified weight testing; assembly, finalization, packaging and shipping; and nondestructive testing, including ferrous and non-ferrous Magnaflux and Penetrant inspection. To learn more visit

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