North Adams, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The agencies of the U.S. federal government are required by the HUBZone Empowerment Act to contract with HUBZone certified small businesses for more than 3% of their budget in the form of prime contracts to HUBZone firms.
"Fifty percent of our business is related to prime contractors in the Aerospace/Defense industry. CME’s HUBZone status will help our customers achieve compliance with federal contract allocation goals. It also provides us with more competitive and sole sourcing opportunities and gives us a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions," said Qurban Khalsa, Chief Operating Officer. "North Adams, MA is in a qualified census tract, and we have the additional qualifications for HUBZone eligibility. Barring further government shutdown, we hope to have our application processed by January 2014."
About Cord Master Engineering
Cord Master Engineering (CME) and Meehan Electronics Corporation (MEC) are part of the rich heritage of the electronics industry in Berkshire County. For 40 years MEC has specialized in the electronic component value added services, cable assembly, and turnkey manufacturing. The principal business activities of MEC include component tinning, electronic components solderability testing and restoration, electronic component lead forming, marking, tape & reel, XRF analysis and electrical screening, contract manufacturing, manufacturing cable and wire harness assembly and refurbishment of electronic enclosures and sub-assemblies. MEC is also an FAA certified Part 145 Repair Station. For over 25 years CME has specialized in manufacturing power cords, complex wire harnesses and cable assemblies to the most demanding specifications. With our molding and overmolding capabilities and UL certification, CME is also focused on the design and manufacture of almost any custom LSZH cable or cord for commercial, aerospace and military applications.
In 2004 MEC and CME were joined through an acquisition and today the two divisions function together as a single workforce operating in the same facility in North Adams, MA. Employees have years of industry expertise and are cross trained across a broad range of skills. Both divisions are AS9100-C and ISO9001:2008 certified and are committed to continuous improvement in quality, cost structure, manufacturing technologies and customer service.