OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC presented small business awards Friday, Sept. 30, at the weekly meeting of the East Tennessee Economic Council. The companies recognized included DuBose National Energy Services, Inc.; GEM Technologies, Inc. and Scientific Sales, Inc. CNS employees Sam Easterling and Terry Lewis were also recognized as Small Business Advocates of the Year.
In his opening remarks, CNS Vice President and Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal stressed that company relies on small businesses as “part of a large tapestry that has to work together.” He summarized, “We’ve spent more than $160 million this year with more than 740 small businesses this fiscal year, including 250 Tennessee businesses, which includes 60 businesses in Anderson County.”
CNS Supply Chain Manager Skip Skelton explained that small businesses were evaluated based on their commitment to CNS’ four imperatives—safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised. He said, “The awards we’re giving out today reflect the four imperatives we expect our employees and our subcontractors to embrace as part of our focus on performance excellence.”
In accepting the award for Scientific Sales, Inc., Vicki Dyer said, “it’s our privilege and pleasure to work with the courteous professionals at Y-12. We appreciate the opportunities you offer us so much.”
Terry Lewis, who was honored as a small business advocate, had his own words of praise for small businesses. “Y-12 couldn’t be the success we are without you.” His comments were echoed by CNS Vice President for Operations Support Darrell Graddy, who praised the small business community’s commitment and passion for excellence noting “we clearly are better together.”
Scientific Sales, Inc. was recently honored as a small business of the year by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC. Shown in the photo are CNS Supply Chain Manager Skip Skelton, CNS Vice President and Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal, SSI President and Owner Vicki Dyer, SSI Customer Service Representative Mike Buschman, SSI Sales Manager Wendi Arnold, SSI Sales Representative Cynthia Bullard, CNS Vice President of Mission Assurance Linda Bauer, CNS Subcontract Administrator Annette Pickel, CNS Program Manager for Socioeconomic Programs Lisa Copeland and CNS Vice President of Operations Support Darrell Graddy.
GEM Technologies, Inc. was recently honored as a small business of the year by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC. Shown in the photo are CNS Supply Chain Manager Skip Skelton, CNS Vice President and Y-12 Site Manager Bill Tindal, CNS Subcontract Administrator Aaron Hughes, GEM Chief Financial Officer Ben Jerrell, GEM Business Development Brad Wicks, GEM, GEM President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Evans, GEMTech Nuclear Security Solutions Contract Manager Lisa Stinton, GEM Vice President Engineering & Technical Services Ryan Overton, CNS Vice President of Mission Assurance Linda Bauer, CNS Vice President of Operations Support Darrell Graddy and CNS Program Manager for Socioeconomic Programs Lisa Copeland.