Idaho Falls, ID, November 5, 2007 – North Wind, Inc., an Idaho Falls based environmental services company, today announced a Mentor-Protégé agreement with Environmental Dimensions, inc. (EDi), under the U.S. Department of Energy Mentor-Protégé program.
The Mentor-Protégé program was developed to provide professional teaming relationships between established contractors and small start-up businesses. Under this agreement, North Wind will provide guidance and support to EDi in areas such as business management, business development, and business function.
“Having been on the other side of a mentor-protégé relationship, I have first hand experience with how this program can benefit a small business,” said Sylvia Medina, North Wind president. “I’m looking forward to working with EDi. They’ve already proven they have what it takes to be successful in our industry.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of our new mentor-protégé relationship with North Wind, as I have waited a long time to enter into an agreement with the right company,” said Patricia Gonzales-Bradshaw, EDi president. “It is encouraging to find another successful woman-owned small business that has proven that not only do they have what it takes to be successful in this industry, but within the DOE Mentor Protégé Program as well. North Wind is willing to share its experience and expertise with us in an attempt to strengthen the future of small businesses in our industry.”
“I am pleased to hear this great news,” said Kevin Chalmers, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Acquisition Services Management Division Leader. “It demonstrates two small companies working together to ensure success of LANL environmental projects. I compliment North Wind, Inc, for taking the initiative to pass on what they have learned under their DOE Mentor Protege Agreement with Bechtel at Idaho Falls,” said Chalmers.
About Environmental Dimensions, inc.
Environmental Dimensions, inc., is a woman-owned, 8(a) small disadvantaged business with over 17 years of experience and a proven track record for delivering superior project management and other related technical support services. EDi’s success is based on their goal to not just meet client expectations, but to exceed them. EDi’s capabilities range from program management, project management, waste management, radiological support services, site/facility characterization, decontamination and decommissioning, and beryllium support services. EDi provides these quality environmental support services to: the DOE and its national laboratories; the US Army Corp of Engineers; Bureau of Indian Affairs; and other government and commercial entities across the nation.
For more information, visit EDi’s website at www.edi-nm.com.