ExpoQuip honored as small business supplier

The owners of ExpoQuip, Jorge and Deana Sanabria, sometimes work on site at Y-12.

Firm provides big benefits to Y-12

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ExpoQuip, Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn., has received a national small business supplier award for 2018 from Bechtel National, Inc., the lead company of Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.

CNS nominated ExpoQuip, which primarily provides heavy equipment to the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. The company has performed in excess of $1.5 million in business in just over three years. In FY 2017, their contract awards exceeded $500,000 in sales, which included more than 88 deliveries with 100 percent on-time performance for each purchase order.

“Our subcontractor and supplier community relationships are the cornerstone to many of our highly technical, and often first-of-a-kind projects,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security and Environmental global business unit. “The performance of these suppliers continues to enhance our ability to deliver superior service to our customers and advance innovation in the industry.”

Deana and Jorge Sanabria, owners of ExpoQuip, Inc., holding their award from Bechtel National, Inc. as a small business supplier.

ExpoQuip was praised in the award nomination for embodying CNS’ corporate values. “It’s like they share our DNA,” said Small Business Manager Lisa Copeland. “In a competitive, high-pressure climate, knowing that your small business supplier shares your culture and values is an incredible asset.”

Companies were evaluated on multiple factors. They include: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones; and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers. Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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