CNS honors North Amarillo Auto Parts as small business of the year
Local auto parts store recognized again for support to Pantex mission
AMARILLO, Texas – Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) presented the small business of the year award to North Amarillo Auto Parts (NAAP) during a recent Partners in Excellence supplier outreach event. The locally owned and operated small business plays a key role in Pantex’s mission success by providing auto parts and maintenance supplies.
“This is the kind of service you get from a family run company,” Pantex Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) manager Bob Barnhart said. “The relationship we have with the NAAP team means more than just business, and they continue to go above and beyond for us.”
NAAP has been doing business with Pantex for more than 20 years and was also honored as small business of the year in 2017.
NAAP provides unique and hard-to-find parts to help the Pantex VMF maintain a fleet of more than 700 vehicles and 1,900 pieces of plant equipment, like low-speed vehicles, trailers, and forklifts. The Pantex fleet includes specialty vehicles for the fire department, security, and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Secure Transportation.
NAAP also ensures efficient material and part flow by providing vendor managed inventory services for the VMF.
“In the current supply chain environment, having a partner such as NAAP has been critical to improve our communication with the manufacturers, ensure on-time deliveries to the plant, and ultimately enhance material availability,” Josh Holly, Pantex Vendor Managed Inventory lead, said.
During fiscal year 2023, CNS awarded just over 60% of subcontracts at Pantex and Y-12 to small businesses, surpassing the company’s goal of 53.5%. This percentage includes those classified as small disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Bechtel National, Inc. is the lead member of CNS; minority members include Leidos, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, LLC; and SOC LLC. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects, and delivery as promised.
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