Having doubled in size during the past three years while maintaining superior performance for our customers, LinQuest is proud to share our most recent achievements and innovations. Catch up on all the latest news and top stories from LinQuest Corporation below.
LinQuest is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Lexington, Massachusetts. We have opened this new office to accommodate our growth in the area and to be closer to our customers. The new office is on One Cranberry Hill.
LinQuest conducted a donation drive to aid Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Employee donations and company matching raised over $22,000 which went to five charities: American Red Cross, Save the Children, World Vision Relief, CARE, and Mission of Hope - Grand Goave. In addition to the donation drive, Rudolph Charles, a LinQuest employee, flew to Haiti with medications needed to treat earthquake victims. Rudolph was motivated to make this contribution because he has family in Haiti. Fortunately, Rudolph's family members all survived.
Winston Lee has been awarded LinQuest's highest award, the LinQuest Exceptional Performance Award, for his work on our MILSATCOM Systems Wing contracts. Winston's leadership has resulted in exceptional customer reviews. Winston was selected from candidates across the company submitted by peers and managers alike. Congratulations to Winston for this accomplishment!
In an effort to help bring the holiday spirit to families of deployed members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of Fort Carson, LinQuest's Colorado Springs Office delivered gifts to their children. This is a small token of our gratitude to those who sacrifice for our country.
LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce that the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC) Space Development and Test Wing (SDTW) has awarded the Space Test and Engineering Contract 2009 (STEC09) to the LinQuest Team. STEC09 provides technical services preparing for and operating research and development spacecraft for a variety of SDTW customers. STEC09 is a single award task order contract award with a ceiling of $81M and a period of performance through 2014, including all option periods. LinQuest brought together a team of companies with substantial experience and qualifications in mission readiness and on-orbit operations, including Boecore, CapRock Communications, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Orbital Sciences Corporation, and Serco North America.
"LinQuest is honored to have been selected to perform this very important and dynamic mission in support of SDTW," said Dr. Leon Biederman, LinQuest Corporation's President and CEO. "The one-of-a-kind nature and wide range of capabilities of these R&D satellites create unique mission risks. We take these challenges seriously and have assembled a team and execution approach specifically aimed at increasing efficiency while mitigating mission risks. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with SDTW and their customers in the test and operation of a wide variety of unique spacecraft."
LinQuest employees from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs raised money for Autism, a complex neurobiological disorder that affects 1 in 150 individuals, and lasts a person's lifetime.
Over 30 people turned out to walk with the LinQuest team and many others supported the fundraising effort as well, making LinQuest the top ranked corporate fundraising team for this worthy cause. Our own employee, Dave Blehm, has a nine year old son with Autism, Carson, who served as honorary co-chair of the walk.
LinQuest strives to make a difference in the communities in which we work. We are proud to support a cause that impacts one of our LinQuest family.
LinQuest Corporation is proud to announce receipt of a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator's Award for Excellence. This award is presented by the SBA to select small businesses "in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to the nation".
"LinQuest is honored to receive this nationally prestigious award for excellence from the Small Business Administration," said Dr. Leon Biederman, LinQuest Corporation's President and CEO. "We pride ourselves on making every possible effort to deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers and we are very pleased to know that our efforts are being recognized. It is most gratifying when our customers take the time and effort to affirm our commitment to excellence by nominating us for this award."