Category Archives: Small businesses

DOE’s Small Business Awards

Boston Government Services LLC,  based in Lenoir City, was honored as the Department of Energy’s small and disadvantaged business of the year at the annual awards ceremony held recently in Atlanta. BGS was recogonized for its support of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other activities.

Other local winners included BES Technologies of Oak Ridge, which was recognized as service-disabled, veteran-owned small business of the year. City-State LLC of Knoxville was honored as HUBZONE small business of the year. Continue reading

Safety Forum on Wednesday

A Community Safety Forum will be held Wednesday morning at the American Museum of Science and Energy, beginning at 8 a.m.

The two-hour forum is sponsored by the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership, a coalition of government agencies, contractors, labor unions and other parties in the community.

The theme of Wednesday’s event is “Safety Culture: It’s a Community Thing.” Continue reading

Big progress at switchyard project


Concrete supports for the electricial infrastructure are all that’s left of the K-732 Switchyard at the East Tennessee Technology Park. (DOE photo/Lynn Freeny)

The demolition of an old switchyard at the government’s former uranium-enrichment plant is pretty much a done deal, according to a Department of Energy spokesman, and what’s left to be done is characterization of soils at the Oak Ridge site to determine if there’s any contamination that needs to be removed. Continue reading

Oak Ridge cleanup chief to speak at ETEBA

IMG_5337Sue Cange, the Department of Energy’s environmental cleanup manager in Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker at the May 24 meeting of the Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association.

The dinner meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge, with social time beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 7. Cost is $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers.

Omega gets Defense Dept. contract

Omega Consultants, Inc., a woman-owned small business in Oak Ridge, was among 17 companies — 10 small businesses, 7 large — that were selected for awards from the Department of Defense via the U.S. Army’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

According to information released by the company, the overall Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract has a spending cap of $900 million over the next few years, and it’s not yet clear how much of that work Omega — doing business as Omega Technical Services — will acquire under the program. Continue reading

Benefits of ORNL’s Industry Day

0924_KCLO_ORNL24_07_ALThere was a big turnout Sept. 23 for Industry Day at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a first-ever event sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. A few hundred people registered for the activities, representing businesses and other institutions throughout the region and beyond.

Much of the media attention was on the 3-D printed building that shared its energy sources with a futuristic vehicle (also built using the marvels of additive manufacturing). It was known as the AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Engineering) Project, and it’s still generating a buzz. But there was a lot more going on that day and the next as ORNL educated visitors on ways for industry to collaborate with the lab on projects of all types and scale and sought feedback on other possibilities. Continue reading

Link gets $9.4M support services contract

Link Technologies Inc. of Germantown, Md., has been awarded a support services contract with a max value of $9.4 million, according to information released today by the Department of Energy’s office in Cincinnati, Ohio. The work is to be performed at Link’s facilities, DOE Environmental Management headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Germantown, and “various locations” in the DOE cleanup program, the announcement stated. Continue reading