Posts Tagged Iraq

Vanquish/Front Range Training Company on the front page of Knoxville News Sentinel’s business section.

Posted on January 11, 2014 with No Comments


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Maryville-Based Vanquish Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for U.S. Bureau of Diplomatic Security in Iraq

Posted on February 14, 2013 with No Comments

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 operations and maintenance support at the Basra International Airport to support aviation operations of the DoS Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) in Iraq.

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is the security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State, responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

Vanquish will provide a host of on-site services as part of the contract, including training of contractor and host nation personnel, movement of personnel and equipment, contractor logistics support, HVAC, plumbing, construction, security, electrical system maintenance, waste management and other services.

In addition to the services provided, the contract involves a significant procurement component in supplying all of the necessary equipment and parts for the project.

“Our team looks forward to expanding Vanquish’s footprint of overseas support for U.S. government operations in Iraq,” said Vanquish President and CEO Eric W. Barton.

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 the Middle East and Africa.

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, and operations and maintenance.

Vanquish is headquartered just outside of Greater Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in Afghanistan, Uganda, Iraq and the United States.

RELYANT Vehicle Maintenance Contract Expanded in Iraq

Posted on July 30, 2010 with No Comments

MARYVILLE, Tenn., July 29 / — RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has received funding to increase the number of vehicles it maintains for the U.S. government at Al Asad Air Base Regional Contracting Center in Iraq from 500 to 625 vehicles.

RELYANT provides services ranging from brake system repair to engine replacement. They have provided these services in Iraq for three years and have facilities capable of supporting more than 6,000 vehicles. The vehicles are considered non-tactical, and are primarily trucks and SUVs manufactured by Ford and Chevrolet.

RELYANT provides both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to government vehicles.  In Afghanistan, RELYANT provides services to eight sites. In addition, the company operates a mobile operation that allows them to go to the vehicle in need of repair, so experience with in-country movement is essential.

“They have set the standard for contractor provided services and continue to be a confident source of knowledgeable advisement for present and future sustainment operations,” said MGySgt Earl Herndon, Motor Transport Chief, COR.

To date, RELYANT has procured more than 100,000 vehicle parts, repaired more than 10,000 vehicles, and has trained hundreds of local national mechanics.

Performing vehicle maintenance in an austere and hostile environment presents many challenges. The environments in Iraq and Afghanistan are very harsh due to the sand and climate.  In Afghanistan, the harsh, mountainous terrain presents an even greater challenge. Vehicles operating in these environments require more frequent repairs and maintenance proving that vehicle maintenance services are a fundamental necessity.

In addition to the environment, logistics continues to be challenging, particularly in Afghanistan. To circumvent these issues, RELYANT maintains warehouses of the most common repair parts to eliminate or significantly reduce repair delays.

“Our vehicle maintenance contract in Iraq was the first contract we were awarded, and it remains a core competency that we intend to expand,” said Eric W. Barton, RELYANT President and CEO.

RELYANT is a global provider of solutions to complex projects. The company offers services including construction, life support, demining, logistics/procurement, security, and IT communications. RELYANT is headquartered in Maryville with offices in San Antonio, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda.

Rebranding – Tennessee Theater

Posted on April 9, 2010 with No Comments

Relyant has reserverd the Tennessee Teather for this coming Monday. We are celebrating our rebranding, as well as entertaining friends, collegues, vendors, and sponsors.

I will be posting pictures and a recap next week. Check us out at