Lansmont Enters NASA's Office of Small Business Program Mentor-Protege Program with ATK
Lansmont Corporation, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a leading provider of state of the art engineering services, manufacturing capacity and test and measurement products, today signed an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Small Business Programs to begin work in their Mentor-Protege program which enhances their capabilities to be a contractor for NASA. Glenn A. Delgado, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs at NASA, David Brock, Small Business Specialist from the NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center and executives from Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK), were onsite at Lansmont's headquarters to formally sign a contract enrolling Lansmont into the program. They were greeted by local politicians and officials, who joined them to meet with Lansmont employees and tour the facility.
"Lansmont exemplifies a level of excellence, dedication and assurance of quality that is coming from small businesses throughout the country that are supporting a multitude of important NASA missions," said Brock.
Mr. Delgado added, "NASA is committed to providing all categories of small businesses an opportunity to participate in both NASA prime contracts and subcontracts." As the assistant administrator, Delgado provides executive leadership and policy direction for developing and implementing policies and initiatives throughout NASA to ensure that all categories of small businesses are afforded opportunities to compete for agency contracts.
The NASA Mentor-Protege Program is designed to encourage NASA prime contractors to assist eligible Proteges in enhancing their capabilities to perform NASA contracts and subcontracts, foster the establishment of long-term business relationships between these entities and NASA prime contractors, and increase the overall number of these entities that receive NASA contract and subcontract awards. The formal enrollment into the Mentor-Protege program furthers a business relationship between ATK and Lansmont, where ATK will serve as the Mentor to Lansmont, which will be the Protege.
"We are thrilled, humbled and honored to be enrolled in this program with ATK and NASA," said Dave Huntley, president of Lansmont Corporation. "ATK was recently named as the 2009 NASA Agency-Level Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year, so we feel especially privileged to be under such attentive guidance to prove ourselves as an essential partner that can be relied upon for the space program and future NASA missions."
ATK has been utilizing Lansmont's SAVER 3X90 instruments to ensure the safe movement and monitoring of the Space Shuttle's two reusable solid rocket motors (RSRM). Manufactured at ATK Launch Systems Division in Utah, the RSRM is transported by special rail equipment in multiple segments to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for assembly and preparation for flight. Lansmont's SAVER 3X90, an award-winning test and measurement solution, is magnetically attached to each segment to ensure that they are not exposed to damaging shock, vibration and climatic conditions while transported. In 2010, when the Space Shuttle is retired, Lansmont will continue to assure the safe transport of NASA's new Ares Launch Vehicle 1st Stage motor segments.
Lansmont Corporation, founded in 1971, is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) company providing state of the art engineering services, manufacturing capacity and test and measurement products to the world's leading technology companies, government laboratories and educational institutions. Go to www.lansmont.com for more information.