CNS and Pantex join forces with WTAMU/SBDC for Small Business Award Presentation

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:43 pm

AMARILLO, Texas- Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has partnered with West Texas A&M University, the City of Amarillo, and the West Texas A&M Small Business Development Center to recognize small businesses in the Texas Panhandle area at this year’s Amarillo Small Business Awards.

CNS has set a goal to award 60 percent of contracts to small businesses; including those classified as woman-owned, veteran-owned, small disadvantaged, and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses. CNS considers small businesses of paramount importance and continues to actively seek opportunities for them.

On hand for today’s event are Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, CNS Vice President of Performance Excellence at Pantex, Tom Harrison, Director of Facilities and Construction at West Texas A&M University, Stan Peña, along with other noted dignitaries.

“CNS would not be able to achieve its mission without the support of small businesses; they truly are the heart of our economy,” said Ryan Johnston, the CNS Small Business Program Manager. “Today’s event will recognize some of the many great local businesses that help Pantex keep our nation safe and secure.”

As part of today’s program, a special award is being given out to the 2017 Pantex Small Business of the Year award.


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.

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