CNS celebrates small business success
At the Amarillo Small Business Partnership Awards ceremony held Oct. 11, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC recognized Hart Moving and Storage, Inc. of Lubbock as the company’s small business partner of the year.
“Each year, we highlight a small business that models our CNS values – integrity, trust, respect, teamwork, and excellence,” said Ryan Johnston, Pantex Small Business Program manager. “We are proud to recognize Hart Moving for their outstanding work this year in support of Pantex.”
Hart Moving transported more than 6,000 boxes of employee items from various plant buildings to the new John C. Drummond Center administrative building with zero incidents or injuries.
The award is part of CNS’s continued commitment to small business partnership at Pantex and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
CNS Chief Operating Officer Michelle Reichert said, “Small businesses are a vital part of mission success at Pantex. They offer unique expertise, technology, and business solutions.”
During fiscal year 2018, Pantex spent $139 million on goods and services from more than 471 small businesses, which equates to 77 percent of the total Pantex procurements. Overall, CNS awarded 69.9 percent of subcontracts at Pantex and Y-12 to small businesses, surpassing the company’s goal of 50 percent. This includes those classified as small disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.