B&W Y-12 recently signed agreements with two new protÃ©gÃ©sâ€”BES Technologies and The Molecular Group. The companies join eight other groups currently involved in Y-12’s Mentor-ProtÃ©gÃ© program.
â€œWe are proud to have these two participants in our Mentor-ProtÃ©gÃ© program,â€ said B&W Y-12 President and General Manager Chuck Spencer. â€œThese relationships significantly contribute to Y-12 achieving its objectives of promoting technological growth and business development opportunities. I believe that all parties will benefit from these partnerships.â€
Located in Oak Ridge, BES Technologies will be working with mentor Tom Ford, who heads up Y-12’s Industrial Hygiene group, to provide respirator, laundry, and refurbishment support services.
BES Technologies is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business. Their protÃ©gÃ© agreement runs through June 14 of next year. Erik Connard, the companyâ€™s chief executive officer, was on hand for the signing with Spencer.
The Molecular Group, or TMG, will work with Y-12 to examine technology evaluation and development opportunities related to missions at the site. TMG is a small engineering, environmental and lab services company with lab and office space in Louisiana State Universityâ€™s Baton Rouge Campus Business Incubator.
Located in Prairieville, La., the company will work with mentor Jeremy Benton of B&W Y-12 Program Management through February 2015. Roy Lindsey, TMG president and chief executive officer, signed the companyâ€™s agreement with Spencer.
For more information about B&W Y-12’s Mentor-ProtÃ©gÃ© program, go to http://www.y12.doe.gov/suppliers/socioeconomic-programs/mentor-protege-program.