HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – Manufacturing Technical Solutions (MTS) received the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) 2016 Small Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award.

MTS was recognized for its exemplary support provided to MSFC under the Marshall Integrated Programmatic Support Services (MIPSS) contract in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) Program. MTS is one of seven prime contractors for the MIPSS Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) and prime for three of the five task orders under the MIPSS BPA: Program Planning & Control (PPC), Project Coordination (PC), and Programmatic Subject Matter Expertise (SME).

On behalf of MTS, Mr. Paul Curd, MTS President and Founder, accepted the award which was presented by Mr. Jonathan Pettus, Director of MSFC’s Office of the Chief Information Officer and Mr. Steve Miley, MSFC’s Director of the Office of Procurement. This is the second time within three years that MTS has received the Small Business Prime Contractor Excellence Award.

Regarding the award, Mr. Curd said, “MTS is appreciative of the opportunity to support MSFC, the SLS Program, and NASA’s mission. It is truly an honor to partner with NASA in the development of the world’s most powerful rocket.”

Each year, MSFC recognizes both small and large prime contractors during the semi-annual Marshall Small Business Alliance (MSBA) meeting. This year’s fall MSBA took place on September 22, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. These awards recognize companies, teams, and individuals demonstrating success and sustainable achievement toward meeting NASA’s missions.

About MTS

Founded in 2001, MTS is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. MTS is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with offices in Texas and Mississippi. MTS staff consists of approximately 170 individuals located in 7 states, providing a wide variety of quality services and support to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. The company’s core capabilities include Engineering, Logistics, Cost Analysis, Program Management, Project Management Training, Business Management, Logistics, and IT Solutions. To learn more about MTS, visit

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