30 September 2016
Manufacturing Technical Solutions (MTS) was named the 2016 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year for Region IV by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
RADM (ret) Sean F. Crean, Director, SBA Office of Government Contracting presented the award to Mr. Paul Curd, MTS President and Founder, at the Annual Missile Defense Agency Small Business Programs Conference. The Regional Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award honors small businesses that have provided the Government and industry with outstanding goods and services as subcontractors. Selection criteria for this award includes contract performance, customer support, innovativeness of products/services, and delivery performance that makes the company a valued product/service provider.
“MTS is honored to be recognized as the Region IV Small Business Subcontractor of the Year,” said Paul Curd, MTS President and Founder. “Our staff that represent MTS values and commitment to providing exceptional support to our customers are to be credited for this award.
Small businesses must be nominated by a large federal prime contractor to be eligible for the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award.
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.
For more than 50 years, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. As part of this recognition during National Small Business Week, the U.S. SBA and Regional offices highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs and small businesses by honoring individuals and businesses with various awards.
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov