Monday, April 25, 2016

NY firm Sound Roof Systems is National Subcontractor of the Year

Two family-owned and operated firms, McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC), an engineering firm from Connecticut and Sound Roof Systems, Ltd., a roofing contractor from New York, have been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year and National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These winners, along with other national winners and finalists for the National Small Business Person of the Year, will participate in a recognition ceremony at the US Institute of Peace to kick off National Small Business Week on May 2. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be presenting all awards.

In FY15, the federal government awarded 25.75 percent or $90.7 billion of all federal contracts to small businesses which translates to more than 537,000 jobs supporting revenue for the job creators who produce 2 out of 3 net, new private-sector jobs in the U.S. economy.

The two small businesses were selected from among ten regional prime contractors and 10 regional subcontractors of the year. The awards honor small businesses that provide outstanding goods and services to the federal government as prime contractors or as subcontractors.

This year’s winners are:

• Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year: Founded in 1947, McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC) is a family-owned, small business prime contractor with over 70 years of experience providing engineering and technical services to the U.S. Navy. The company has almost 300 employees and is a prime contractor on more than 100 major contracts. MRC’s core competencies include: systems engineering and technical support services, design and drafting, configuration management, integrated logistics support, IT, environmental management, training and support and graphic design.

MRC currently holds a nine multi-year prime contract with NUWC Newport, the Navy’s premier Undersea Warfare Research and Development Center with a potential contract value of $150 million. MRC assists the Navy’s undersea research and development programs with current and future torpedo and associated launching system programs, configuration management of the Navy’s worldwide inventory of subsurface-launched torpedoes, integrated logistic support for cruise missiles and management support services for the Virginia and Seawolf class submarine programs. It also provides technical support to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. MRC actively supports small business outreach programs sponsored by NUWC Newport and SBA.

• Small Business Subcontractor of the Year: F. Xavier Fleming is the president and founder of Sound Roof Systems, LTD, a family-owned and operated independent roofing contractor that has served Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York for over 30 years. Under Mr. Fleming’s leadership, along with his son and partner Xavier Fleming, Jr., SRS has provided comprehensive roofing services for a myriad of customers. Some of the services SRS provides include: roof repairs, roof removal and replacement and related sheet metal work.

Over the years, SRS’s list of customers has grown to include: Brookhaven National Laboratory, WW Grainger, MSC Industrial, AVR Realty, Nassau County DPW, Northport VA Hospital and multiple Long Island school districts. In Oct. 2012, super storm Sandy damaged the roof of the Child Development Center, a preschool and daycare facility for employees. SRS worked exclusively on weekends to replace the roof, remove hazardous materials, expedite storage and provide 24 hour monitoring to ensure the safety of the children and personnel. SRS established a strong reputation for high-quality workmanship, jobsite safety, integrity, competitive pricing and professional services.

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