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North Wind Recognized for Outstanding Project Performance

NWCS Honored for its Commitment to Excellence and Quality

North Wind Construction Services (NWCS) was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Supply Chain Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2017.

“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.”

Photo Caption: Brent Brooks, President of North Wind Construction Services accepts Small Business Subcontractor award. (L to R) Trisha O’Toole, NS&E Manager of Procurement & Contracts; Nickey Perry, UPF Acquisition Services Manager; Brent Brooks; and David Hammerle, Corporate Manager of Procurement.

“North Wind is honored to receive recognition from Bechtel,” said Chris Leichtweis North Wind Group President and CEO. “Our approach of value engineering led the team to safe and successful project completion.”

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 North Wind Group:

North Wind is one of the nation’s leading small businesses providing engineering, construction, environmental, and technical services to federal and state agencies and private industry. Founded in 1997, North Wind has grown to a group of companies that employs more than 1,100 scientific, engineering, management and professional personnel. Since 2010, North Wind has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native corporation (ANC). North Wind is headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and has a presence in 35 states and three countries.


About Bechtel:

 Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.