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AUCC Member, Sustainment Solutions, Inc. (SSI) Receives HUBZone

15 July 2014

Today, Sustainment Solutions, Inc. (SSI) was awarded the coveted Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification by the Small Business Administration (SBA). HUBZone is the rarest of the small business set-asides used by government agencies to select companies for federal contracts. From 2006 to the present year, the U.S. government has fallen short in meeting its goal of awarding HUBZone companies three percent of government contracts.

Sustainment Solutions, Inc. (SSI) is enthusiastic about receiving this HUBZone certification and adds it to their existing Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification. Regardless of these hard-earned certifications, SSI's first priority is to provide excellent service and results to all of their industry and governmental partners every day. The certifications are an excellent added bonus.

"I couldn't be more proud of our SSI team today. The men and women that make up our company strive daily to be the best because we know the better service we provide, the safer the lives are of those we protect," stated Scott Shinn, CEO of SSI. "Our tenacious spirit and excellent engineering skills in theatre are sound and trusted - and this unique HUBZone certification makes us an even more appealing partner to large prime contractors and federal agencies seeking to achieve their small business contracting targets."

Like USAF Veteran Mr. Shinn, SSI's field service team is largely comprised of Veterans with security clearances that are experienced with working in austere environments. SSI specializes in integrating, engineering, construction, security, equipment monitoring, sustainment and facility maintenance services worldwide. SSI has experienced tremendous growth since its incorporation in 2009. In 2014, SSI was recognized as a Top 100 Small Business by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Ernst & Young recognized Mr. Shinn as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southern Ohio & Kentucky region.

"TAG has thoroughly enjoyed working with the SSI team as their team members are extremely responsive, communicative, experienced and hold themselves to high standards.  TAG looks forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship and work with SSI on future projects," said JT Rose, Partner at Total Automation Group (TAG).

SSI is a qualified and highly motivated company with a proven track record of providing quality services to partner companies. Whether the project is on U.S. soil or in the most remote parts of the world, SSI is ready to provide quality solutions.