RIDGWAY VALLEY ENTERPRISES
Ridgway Valley Enterprises believes that the HUBZone Program has directly impacted its survivability. HUBZone contracts have helped the company keep 45 loyal team members employed through the recent economic downturn.
Due to its HUBZone status, the company successfully obtained a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) with the National Park Service, which has been the difference between continuing business and shutting its doors.
Spencer, West Virginia
The company's HUBZone status directly contributed to obtaining a contract to build the Elkwater Fork Water Supply Dam, which provides a dependable supply of fresh water in eastern West Virginia. The project employed up to 80 individuals and required about 15,000 truck loads of materials, which had a great positive impact on this economically depressed area.
The project was put out for bid multiple times. During the final bid approval process, Heeter Construction prevailed, thanks to the 10% price preference afforded by its HUBZone-certification.
Rush Springs, Oklahoma
Without the HUBZone Program's price preference advantage, RP Trucking would have difficulty keeping its 13 employees on the payroll. The company's small town relies on it to provide jobs to keep people from moving to larger cities to find work.
SOUTHEAST CHEROKEE CONSTRUCTION
In an attempt to maintain its workforce of 50 employees, Southeast Cherokee Construction decided to expand into the vertical construction market. As an 8(a) Business Development Program graduate, the company saw promise in pursuing federal contracts.
Its HUBZone certification has resulted in a number of contract awards, including two multi-million dollar renovation projects at Maxwell Air Force Base plus eight contracts at Hurlburt Field, worth $13.3 million. As a result of these contracts, Southeast Cherokee has hired nine additional employees.
The HUBZone Program has enabled Southeast Cherokee to survive and even grow during challenging economic times. The company's success is an excellent example of how the HUBZone Program helps developing communities.
IBILEY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
After 30 years in the apparel manufacturing business, low-cost foreign competition forced the company to shut down and lay off all 50 of its employees.
After obtaining HUBZone certification, the company retooled itself and obtained multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts to supply lightweight load-carrying chest rigs for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Now a prime contractor, the company employees more than 100 employees.
AVANS MACHINE & TOOL
Thanks to the HUBZone Program, Avans has entered into a two-year NASA Mentor-Protege Program with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
MICAH GROUP ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL
Since receiving its HUBZone certification in late 2009, Micah Group has provided new employment opportunities in central Kentucky and across the nation in its regional offices. Thanks to the HUBZone Program, federal contract revenues have grown from $300,000 in 2010 to $6 million in 2011.
SOUTHERN POWDER COATING
As a result of its HUBZone certification, the company has added a new powder line and 16 new employees, including several from a local training center for physically challenged individuals. With a sales increase of more than $500,000, the company is keeping its head above water while helping its new employees prosper.
FICEK ELECTRIC & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
HUBZone certification has provided the company with opportunities to build relationships with larger firms and general contractors. Because of its HUBZone status, Ficek has partnered on several projects, including a $300,000 supply order, that would otherwise have been out of reach. These projects have also enabled the company to receive repeat business.
RED J ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION
Joseph City, Arizona
In three years as a HUBZone-certified company, Red J has generated more than $1 million in HUBZone set-aside contracts, which has allowed the company to hire more employees and improve compensation levels and benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans.
The HUBZone projects the company has completed have also allowed the company to broaden the base of the services it provides.
VETERANS TRADING COMPANY
Park City, Utah
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone-certified Veterans Trading Company, which actually served as the prime contractor (with Lockheed Martin as the subcontractor) on a $10.8 million project, has created six new jobs in Ocala, Florida.
The project would not have developed without the firm's HUBZone certification and has led to additional business opportunities with Lockheed and other federal prime contractors.
Sweet Home, Oregon
In three years as a HUBZone firm, Johnson Trucking has been able to hire four new full-time employees from its small community.
IMAGINE ONE TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT
Colonial Beach, Virginia
The HUBZone Program has encouraged new business growth, revitalization, and prosperity for the company. The firm's corporate office is comprised of many HUBZone-resident employees who support its payroll, accounting, security, contracting, and information technology functions.
Although Imagine One recently voluntarily decertified itself, as its changing employee base made it impossible to continue as a HUBZone company, it remains a strong proponent of the program.
MGS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
MGS is both HUBZone and 8(a)-certified but has found that its HUBZone certification brings it more business, thanks in part to hard work from local SBA representative.