UCOR presented awards to eight small businesses at its second annual Small Business Awards ceremony at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge.
UCOR is a partnership between URS and CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, and it is the U.S. Department of Energy’s cleanup contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation. The company works with a variety of small businesses to perform cleanup work. During this fiscal year, 80 percent of subcontracted work, totaling $78.2 million, has gone to small businesses, a press release said.
“Small business has played an integral part in our success,” said Matt Marston, UCOR chief operating officer. “We’ve received excellent support from numerous small businesses. While it is difficult to select just a few to honor, we are pleased to recognize these particular companies who have excelled in their support of our work during the past year.”
The small business award categories and winners are:
- Small Business—PacTec Inc.
- Small Disadvantaged Business—Spectra Tech Inc.
- HUBZone Small Business—Container Technologies Industries LLC
- Woman-Owned Small Business—Value Added Solutions Inc.
- Veteran-Owned Small Business—Technical and Field Engineering Inc.
- Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business—Firehawk Products and Services
- Customer Service Award—I&I Sling Inc.
- Protégé—Veterans Contracting Solutions Group LLC
UCOR, whose parent companies are URS and CH2M HILL, is responsible for cleaning up East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant) as well as other sites on the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation.