16 Feb Southern Gear Announces HUBzone Certification
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Southern Gear Announces HUBzone Certification
SBA’s HUBzone Certification qualifies Southern Gear to compete for the program’s set- aside contracts and receive a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.
MIAMI, FL, January 30, 2023 – Southern Gear, a veteran-owned small business
specializing in the manufacture of precision gears, is pleased to announce its
certification as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) business by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).
With HUBZone certification, Southern Gear is now eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts and receive a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. The SBA offers HUBZone certification to businesses operating in historically underutilized business zones, with a goal of awarding at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year. Certification requires that at least 35% of the company’s employees live in a HUBzone – an important indicator of Southern Gear’s commitment to providing employment opportunities for employees from these underserved workforce areas to employment on federal projects.
“Our customers, many of whom are leaders in the aerospace, military and defense industries, consider HUBzone a key criteria in their vendor selection process,” says Southern Gear President Karen Malin. “This certification is just another way in which we’re meeting their requirements, while at the same time creating jobs and investing in our local community.”
About Southern Gear
As a veteran-owned company in business for more than 60 years, Southern Gear is an industry leader in the precision manufacturing of all types of cylindrical and bevel gears used in vehicles and devices operating on land, sea, air and in space. Southern Gear is vertically integrated, with all critical gear-making operations performed in-house. Customers benefit from parts produced under one roof, and under the company’s stringent AS9100 D, ISO 9001:2015 certified quality systems. If there’s a better way, it can often be found on the shop floors of Southern Gear.
Southern Gear & Machine, Inc.