Three businesses that provide services to Los Alamos National Laboratory received Department of Energy (DOE) small business awards for fiscal year 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Eberline Services of Santa Fe received DOE’s Small Business of the Year award. Eberline conducted environmental drilling services at the Lab as well as gamma-ray spectroscopy analysis. The work in 2011 was completed without recordable injuries or lost work time due to accidents.
HukariAscendent Inc. of Colorado received the DOE Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award. HukariAscendent provided technical services for nuclear high-hazard support and engineering services on several Lab projects.
ARSEC Environmental LLC, a Louisiana company with offices in White Rock, received the DOE 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year award. A Native American-owned business, ARSEC was the general contractor for the decommissioning and demolition of the Lab’s former administration building and provided decontamination and demolition support for work at a material disposal area. The company completed its work here ahead of schedule, under budget, and with no reportable safety incidents.
LANL’s Small Business Program Office nominated the companies for the awards.
Adelante Consulting, Inc. holds Laboratory contracts for environmental work and strives to be a good neighbor by supporting more than 30 regional nonprofit organizations.
During the past 14 years, the Santa Fe-based, woman-owned small business has evolved into one of the Lab’s major subcontractors, which means it is required to implement a community development plan. The company’s regional assistance is extensive. And since employees are also owners and share in company profits, they have a say when those profits are directed elsewhere, which helps explain the range of organizations it supports.
Some of the company’s major efforts include:
Quivira Coalition’s annual conference: This organization seeks to “ build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western landscapes through education, innovation, collaboration and progressive public and private land stewardship.” This year’s conference, scheduled for November 14-16 in Albuquerque, will focus on what a growing world population will require from agriculture. (http://www.quiviracoalition.org/)
Cochiti Community Development Corporation: After extensive fire damage last year, Cochiti Pueblo needed to obtain grants and other support for environmental protection and restoration. Adelante is helping make available consulting services from a technical project manager (and tribal member) who is helping guide the Development Corporation through the complex federal funding requirements. (http://www.pueblodecochiti.org/)
Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center: This company is supporting a feasibility study to potentially reopen a wool mill in north central New Mexico. It is also working to support agriculture and to keep the fiber arts traditions of New Mexico alive. (http://www.evfac.org/)
For more information on the company and its programs, go to http://www.adelanteconsulting.com/.