Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Cogstone Resource Management, Inc., (Cogstone) and The Louis Berger Group, Inc., (Louis Berger) have been selected to participate in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program.
Cogstone, based in Orange, Calif., is a 13-year provider of paleontological, archaeological and historical services. Louis Berger, a globally recognized professional services firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental, and economic development services, will serve as Cogstone’s mentor under the program.
Louis Berger will provide training advice, support and assistance in key technical and developmental areas to enrich and grow Cogstone’s capabilities, operations and contract opportunities throughout the United States.
“Prior to the approval of our Mentor-Protégé Agreement, Louis Berger has been steadfast in its commitment to provide advice and guidance and utilize Cogstone’s services on numerous occasions,” said Andrew J. Hernandez, Cogstone’s chief financial officer. “The approval of the agreement provides a formal framework where Cogstone can benefit from Louis Berger’s expertise, performance and knowledge to capitalize on new opportunities; improve core competencies and staff education; strengthen competitive advantages and best practices; and aid in preparing and positioning Cogstone for growth.”
The Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to enable successful firms to provide business development assistance to 8(a) program participants and to help participants be competitive, achieve entrepreneurial success and contribute to the nation’s economy.
“Louis Berger is pleased to serve as a mentor to Cogstone Resource Management,” said Jess Commerford, senior vice president for Louis Berger. “This mutually beneficial partnership will not only present competitive opportunities for both firms, but will also ensure Louis Berger is continually improving as an organization.”
About The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides architecture, engineering, program and construction management, disaster response/recovery, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.
About Cogstone Resource Management Inc. | Certified 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDG) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
Established in 2001, Cogstone has successfully completed more than 700 paleontological, archaeological and historic resources projects, within the broad range of planning and execution phases of large and small projects. Cogstone provides services for multiple sectors, including transportation, energy, renewable energy, bridges, schools, residential and commercial development, landfills, mining, pipelines, telecommunications, water and infrastructure. The company continues to impact the marketplace with its innovative solutions, customer satisfaction and value-delivered services.