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2020 ORNL Small Business of the Year AwardsFY20 ORNL Small Business Award Winners

Fabrisonic, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio, manufacturer that specializes in 3D metal printing, won an award in the small business category. The company provides custom-designed equipment in support of ORNL research.

JBrennon Construction Inc., based in Dalton, Georgia, won an award in the small disadvantaged business category. The company has successfully completed several construction projects for ORNL, on schedule and within a short time frame.

Metalex, a company that specializes in perforated and expanded metals, industrial safety grating and enclosures, won the award as a veteran-owned small business. The Libertyville, Illinois, company is a key supplier of mission-critical components to ORNL and the Spallation Neutron Source.

StGermain Heavy Industrial Projects,LLC, a logistics management firm based in Humble, Texas, is the winner in the women-owned small business category. The company provides logistics services for the U.S. ITER project.

Sterling Computers, a technology services provider based in North Sioux City, South Dakota, won the award as a small disadvantaged/women-owned small business. According to technical staff, Sterling provides exceptional customer service on their ORNL projects, as their staff traveled from South Dakota to Oak Ridge on multiple occasions to ensure the lab’s needs were met.

XCEL Engineering, Inc., an Oak Ridge engineering, consulting, and project management firm, won the award for service-disabled veteran-owned small business. XCEL has provided highly skilled personnel to conduct mission-critical support during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The ORNL Small Business Advocate of the Year Award went to Angie Calloway, an express buyer in ORNL’s Rapid Purchase Support group. Her supervisors said Calloway goes above and beyond to encourage her ORNL customers to utilize small businesses in their purchases.