SBA Matchmaker Opens Doors for SCJ Associates, Inc.

50 Year Old Business Receives Government Contracts through Primes

BUFFALO, NY – Not long after attending SBA’s annual Small Business Matchmaker, Scott Sutherland, President, SCJ Associates, Inc. began receiving contracting opportunities and numerous quotes from a variety of prime contractors.

Founded in 1971, SCJ is a leading electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider.  Nearing 50 year of business, SCJ has been supporting military/defense, aerospace, medical and industrial related companies.   Their printed circuit board assemblies, cable assemblies and electro-mechanical sub-assemblies are used in thermal weapon systems, military radio accessories, imaging systems, satellite communications, controller systems, robotic inspection and more.  Not only are they a manufacturer, SCJ will design custom test equipment/fixtures and control panels as well as perform a variety of engineering services for their diverse group of customers.   SCJ is also developing their own product to be announced later this year.

“I have to give credit where credit is due,” says Sutherland.  “My business development executive Andrea Boylin has attended SBA’s annual event for a couple of years, and because of her continued participation and persistence, SCJ has been able to acquire new contracting opportunities.”

Andrea Boylin, SCJ says, “My priority is to find business opportunities that align SCJ’s capabilities and services with client needs.   SBA’s annual matchmaker was the perfect opportunity for us.”

After attending SBA’s event, the nearly 50-year old business was awarded contracts from Moog, Inc. to provide a wide range of services, from both the Aircraft and Defense Groups. 

SBA’s Business Matchmaking is a co-sponsored event with SCORE Buffalo Niagara and provides opportunities for small businesses to schedule individual appointments with government and procurement officials regarding potential contracts.  The program’s events also include networking, free small business resource tables and a free workshop.

Prior to the event, small businesses may also register and/or attend free webinars on how to meet one-on-one with the government agencies and national businesses.

In addition to their Moog projects, SCJ was contracted by Cobham Mission Systems and are currently working with them to fulfill orders.

“When contract dollars get into the hands of small business owners, it’s a win-win for the agencies, national and local businesses and the nation’s economy,” said SBA Buffalo District Director Franklin Sciortino.  “These contracting opportunities play a key role in helping small businesses turn the corner in terms of expansion or job creation.”

Boylin talks about meeting with the buyers and suggests to small business attendees to do their research before attending.  She says, “Contact SBA, attend the free “pre-matchmaker” webinars because you have 10-minute sessions and you want to be clear in getting your exact message out quickly.”

SBA’s 2020 Small Business Matchmaker will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to Noon at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.  If you would like to learn more about federal government contracting and opportunities, please contact SBA Buffalo District Business Opportunity Specialist Jennifer Talarico at Jennifer.talarico@sba.gov.

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Company Name: 
SCJ Associates, Inc.
Location: 
Buffalo, NY