5/15/2013 press release from the Blount Partnership Chamber of Commerce
Maryville, Tenn. – Maryville-based Vanquish Worldwide, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing global support services to the U.S. Government and the commercial market sector, announced today its award of a new, multi-million dollar federal contract to provide equipment management and warehouse services to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 for emergency and counter-terrorism response vehicles and equipment. Vanquish provides Warehouse Managers and Equipment Technicians across three EPA warehouse facilities located in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Anchorage, AK. The EPA Region 10 boundary includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Vanquish will provide a host of on-site services as part of the contract, including warehouse facilities operation and management, 24/7 emergency response equipment management, inventory control and asset tracking system management, and equipment maintenance. In addition, the contract involves a reporting component for supplying property reports, equipment readiness status, and equipment utilization reports for all stored vehicles and equipment.
“Our team looks forward to expanding Vanquish’s footprint of support for U.S. Government operations to the Pacific Northwest,” said Vanquish President and CEO Eric W. Barton. ”As a former US Marine Intelligence Officer I understand the critical nature and importance of emergency response programs. Vanquish is excited to be part of the EPA’s rapid response mission.” Barton and his team have successfully managed and overseen complex, multifaceted programs specializing in intelligence, security services, staffing, training, life support, and operational requirements in Hawaii, the Middle East and Africa.
The EPA’s rapid response contracting network was established to provide emergency capabilities to deal primarily with threats caused by oil and hazardous substance incidents. The network has evolved over the past few years to address the threat from terrorist attacks or incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. Vanquish supports the EPA’s 24/7 response capabilities by maintaining equipment and supplies in a continuous state of readiness so personnel can immediately respond to emergency or terrorism events and mitigate threats posed by the presence of hazardous materials that present imminent or substantial endangerment to human health or to the environment.
About Vanquish Worldwide
In addition to its U.S. contract work, Vanquish offers significant experience working in combat theaters and developing nations as well as austere environments. Services include construction, life support, manpower, security, logistics/transportation, vehicle maintenance and facility operations and maintenance. Vanquish is headquartered just outside of Greater Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in Afghanistan, Uganda, Iraq and the United States.