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PTAC Client of the YearOn May 30th, the NEPA Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) selected a PTAC client for their “Client of the Year Award”. The Award is presented to a PTAC client whose business practices and professional conduct is beneficial to federal, state and local governments; conducts business in a professional and ethical manner; reinvests in the local economy and its people; and helps to promote Northeastern Pennsylvania as a vibrant place in which to do business.

This year, the Award was presented to Finch Manufacturing & Technology, LLC (Finch), a service-disabled veteran owned small business located in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. Finch designs and fabricates large equipment, components and systems with expertise in the rotary processing equipment sector, such as large industrial kilns and dryer utilities in the cement, lime, silica, and recycling industries. Finch can fabricate parts ranging from inches to feet and pounds to tons.

Finch is the lead subcontractor on a three-year contract worth $1.5 million at Picatinny Arsenal. The project is the construction of a fragmentation chamber (four feet of concrete covering interlocking steel rebar). Finch created the 3D drawings; fabricated all steel components to include seven steel camera ports; and managed the steel floors, walls, doors, lock down bolts, and all other steel parts. Finch worked directly with government engineers and the project’s prime contractor to assist in all design aspects of the project.

Finch also received funding from the NEPA Alliance, through its Office of Economic Development Program, to obtain ISO 9001:2015 Certification. This certification elevates a company into a select group of organizations worldwide but can, and most-often does, cause a company to experience improved processes and better results from its operations by going through the ISO implementation process. It can also open the door to new markets and sales opportunities outside the Department of Defense.

For NEPA Alliance PTAC Program details visit ptac.nepa -alliance.org  or call Karen Ostroskie, Frank Migneco, or Paula Terpak at 866-758-1929.

The NEPA Alliance PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency, Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Pictured from left: Steve Scarpetta, Finch Manufacturing & Technology; Michael Batyko, Finch Manufacturing & Technology; Michael Brown, Finch Manufacturing & Technology; Robert Zinnen, Jr., Finch Manufacturing & Technology; Congressman Matt Cartwright; Jeffrey Box, NEPA Alliance; Steve Ursich, NEPA Alliance; and Karen Ostroskie, NEPA Alliance.