Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC gives and receives recognitions at inaugural award ceremony

Posted: August 16, 2017 - 12:16pm

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – As part of the first combined ceremony honoring outstanding small business and local business leaders, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) honored their Small Business of the Year, and CNS President and CEO Morgan Smith was recognized with the Kerry Trammell Volunteer of the Year award. This is the first year CNS, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce have combined their award ceremonies.

Expoquip, Inc. was recognized as the CNS Small Business of the Year. The company, owned by Jorge and Deana Sanabria, specializes in worldwide distribution of high-quality, heavy machinery parts and components.

“Expoquip has the characteristics I look for in a vendor – passion, commitment, drive,” said Lisa Copeland, Y-12 socioeconomic program manager. “From the time I met them at a local supplier event in 2013, I knew they would achieve their dream of expanding their business by moving into government subcontracting. You just don’t encounter many business owners with the enthusiasm and determination that the Sanabrias show.”

The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce bestowed the Kerry Trammell Volunteer of the Year award on CNS President and CEO Morgan Smith for his efforts involving chamber activities during 2016. Named for the late Kerry Trammell, who was a long-time member and volunteer for the chamber, the recipient is selected by the past chairperson of the chamber’s Board of Directors.

“I’m humbled to receive this award,” said Smith. “Working in this community, with all of its historical richness and incredible people who have helped shape its future, is an honor. Oak Ridge was created to contribute to our nation’s security, and I am proud to help continue those efforts.”

CNS President and CEO Morgan Smith (at right) receives the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Kerry Trammell Volunteer of the Year award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities Vice President and CFO Phil Andrews, who served as past chair of the Chamber’s board of directors.
CNS President and CEO Morgan Smith (at right) receives the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s Kerry Trammell Volunteer of the Year award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities Vice President and CFO Phil Andrews, who served as past chair of the Chamber’s board of directors.

Jorge and Deana Sanabria accept the CNS Small Business of the Year award from Y-12 Socioeconomic Program Manager Lisa Copeland (at left).Jorge and Deana Sanabria accept the CNS Small Business of the Year award from Y-12 Socioeconomic Program Manager Lisa Copeland (at left).

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