Kay Matthews, a Procurement Center Representative with the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Tennessee and North Carolina, recently presented the 2019 Region IV SBA Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award to Dan Hurst and the Strata-G Team. The award is based on outstanding service. Dan thanked Strata-G employees for their excellent service to our customers and congratulated them on the exceptional performance that made the award possible.
Strata-G is grateful to be part of the LATA-Atkins Technical Services, LLC (LATS) team that recently won the Waste Management Services contract at Y-12. This is a 2.5 year subcontract with five 1-year options. The LATA-Atkins press release stated, “The LATS team is further strengthened by team member Strata-G, an accomplished Veteran-Owned Small Business. Strata-G has Y-12 experience on the Liquid WMS subcontract and provides solid waste characterization and management services to other Y-12 entities.” Kudos to Strata-G’s Bryan Schock and Angela Fleming, who along with their dedicated Y-12 team, have provided outstanding service to the customer, Consolidated Nuclear Security.
Strata-G is proud of our newest graduate, Cade, a Smoky Mountain Service dog we sponsored 2 years ago as a puppy. Recently, Strata-G President and CEO, Dan Hurst, along with other Strata-G staff, participated in the Passing the Leash ceremony, officially transitioning Cade to her Veteran and his wife, both of whom look forward to the improvements in their lives that Cade will bring.
Safety Fest TN drew over 1,200 attendees to its annual slate of free safety training classes, demonstrations, and workshops. Among them were Kate Honebrink, Strata-G Executive Assistant, and Tina Webb, HR Specialist, who went to learn First Aid/CPR/AED basics. They enjoyed the small class of video and hands-on learning and were instructed in how to make a sling, stop a bleed, use an AED, perform CPR, treat someone in shock and trauma, and other basic skills. Thanks for attending. You make our office safer.
Strata-G was well-represented at the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Relay. Our team, flashy in our new wellness shirts, participated in several of the races to promote good health and wellness. This race is one of many wellness activities that our employees can participate in throughout the year. Kate Honebrink manages our program that includes a variety of challenges such as hydration, healthy weight, eating more fruits and vegetables, and walking. Employees have the chance to win wellness prizes during each challenge. The Strata-G Wellness Program makes getting and staying healthy fun.
Our Quality Assurance (QA) services continue to grow as evidenced by new and expanded opportunities at several project sites. Michael Russell, Strata-G’s QA Manager, is key to this growth and leads our efforts to continue to develop our corporate QA Plan, cultivate awareness of the importance of QA among our employees, and develop QA as a business line.
Members of the Strata-G team congratulate President and CEO, Dan Hurst, for winning the Tennessee Valley Business Association’s Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year award. They want everyone to know that Dan has added something special to his business model, creating a small business based on a simple principle – treat others the way you wish to be treated. It’s a business principle that works, as evidenced by Strata-G’s successful relationships with our customers, teaming partners, and the community.
TN officials have approved the demolition of two large buildings at the Biology Complex at Y-12. The Biology Complex once housed more people with doctorates than anywhere in the world, according to DOE. The men and women who worked there radically enhanced the world’s knowledge of biology through their research on the genetic effects of radiation. For example, scientists there discovered that in mammals, unlike in other organisms that had been the subject of extensive genetic studies, the Y chromosome was the determiner of male sex.
2018 – A Rewarding Year
Strata-G was recognized in 2018 with 2 prestigious awards: the Pinnacle Award for Community Impact given by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and the Dream Big Award for a Veteran-Owned Business, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce award. Dan gratefully and graciously accepted both awards on behalf of Strata-G employees. Congratulations to all!
Strata-G employees never stop learning.
Strata-G employs over 200 people, most of them engineers and scientists who work on projects that demand the utmost professionalism in creating solutions for sometimes complicated problems. Several of our employees are Project Management Professionals (PMPs) who have to go through annual professional development activities to maintain their PMP certification. Attending a recent Project Management institute- East Tennessee Chapter (ETPMI) Professional Development Day were, from left to right: George Davis, Sarah Walker, Lisa Turvin, and Allen Bradley.