Original WWII Army and Navy "E" Production award pin. Price is for one and all are in fairly good condition. They are from various makers - sorry, no choice on maker! The back is marked "Army Navy Production Award Sterling". Some may have a bent pin or some wear to the paint.
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
To acknowledge the efforts of the men and women that worked in the manufacturing plants during the war, the government created a production award system. The Army Navy "E" award pins were given out between 1942-1945. There were 4,283 plants, approximately half a million workers, that received the Army-Navy E Award representing about 5% of the total number of plants that performed war work.
Excellence in quality and quantity of production were two of the determining factors in granting the awards. Others included: overcoming production obstacles; low rate of absenteeism; avoidance of work stoppages; maintenance of fair labor standards; training of additional labor forces; effective management; record on accidents, health, sanitation, and plant protection: utilization of sub-contracting facilities; cooperation between management and labor as it affected production; and conservation of critical and strategic materials. The award consisted of a pennant for the plant and pins for all employees.