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ORAU Extends Mentor-Protégé Relationship with HME, Inc.

Aug. 12, 2004

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, Oak Ridge Associated Universities and HME, Inc. signed an agreement extending by one year their support relationship as provided under DOE's Mentor-Protégé program. Through this relationship, ORAU serves as a business mentor to HME, Inc., providing consultation on a variety of business practices and opportunities. As ORAU's protégé, HME, Inc., has served as a contractor on multiple construction and engineering projects for ORAU.

ORAU and HME officials

Pictured here are (front row l-r) Henry Perry, owner of HME, Inc., and ORAU President Ron Townsend. (back row l-r) Ernest Whitaker, ORAU small business manager, Cindy Snow, ORAU contract specialist, and John Bennett, Manager of Procurement Services for ORAU.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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