MEC Development, LLC

Ron Laverdure, Director, Federal Contracts and Ray Bundschuh, Lead Planner

MEC Development, LLC (MDL) is a Native American tribally-owned, small and disadvantaged business that graduated from the SBA 8(a) Business Development program in August, 2017. In its nine years in the 8(a) Business Development Program, MDL has enjoyed expansion, spread its corporate footprint across the United States and abroad, and created a valuable network of federal and commercial contacts.

MDL entered the 8(a) Business Development Program in 2008 with three 8(a) contracts it had inherited from its parent company, Mandaree Enterprise Corporation (MEC). The sheer diversity of these contracts – annuity information processing and fulfilment for the Social Security Administration, asset management and warehousing for the Environmental Protection Agency, and sustaining engineering support for the U.S. Air Force’s C-5 Aircraft Corrosion Prevention and Control Program – established MDL’s approach to federal contracting going forward. Specifically: MDL maintained an unwavering focus on diversifying its offerings, growing its operations, and cultivating relationships with federal agencies.

MDL expanded its services for the U.S. military to include sustaining engineering support for the U.S. Army’s C-130 Aircraft Corrosion Prevention and Control Program. (MDL’s C-5 and C-130 corrosion programs have gained national and international reputations for excellence and have been recognized by executive military personnel as the best of their kind. MDL further provided logistics support to the Indonesian Air Force Office of Defense in its deployment of major defense equipment, including the C-130, F-16, F-5, and OV-10 aircraft.) MDL also executed numerous other contracts outside the continental Unites States during its tenure in the 8(a) Business Development Program. It provided the HQ Pacific Air Force with military exercise planning services at various installations throughout the Pacific region, performed logistics support services for Naval Air Warfare Center Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems in the United States and Afghanistan, and facilitated the purchase and operation of American military aircraft by the Taiwanese government.

At home, MDL performed a series of contracts for the Army National Guard covering an array of disparate services, such as storage, inventory, transportation, and asset management. It provided the Naval Air Warfare Center with comprehensive “pack-out” services for contract personnel deploying to combat theater. It expanded its corrosion control activities beyond aircraft under numerous federal government agencies for Corrosion Prevention and Control, including the Army Engineering Research and Development Center. MDL provided facility management services, professional services, and products to the National Institutes of Health, patient appointment scheduling services for the Army Medical Command at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, and managed print services to the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Looking beyond graduation, MDL is well-prepared to leverage the experience, capabilities, and contacts it gained during its participation in the 8(a) Business Development Program. MDL President, Rob Monette, affirms, “SBA provided key assistance and guidance while we were a participant in the 8(a) program, their support was key to the success of MEC Development.”

Pictured, left to right: Ron Laverdure, Director, Federal Contracts, and Ray Bundschuh, Lead Planner, MEC Development, LLC

Company Name: 
MEC Development, LLC
Location: 
New Town, ND