Press Release:  ARA Wins New Contract With Hanscom AFB

PORTSMOUTH, NH, September 26, 2012-  Absolute Resource Associates (ARA) of Portsmouth, NH has been awarded an environmental services contract with Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Under this agreement, ARA will provide the personnel, materials, equipment and supervision as needed for environmental projects at Hanscom related to asbestos and lead sample collection and laboratory analysis. The award is designated as a sole-source SBA 8(a) set aside contract, meaning that only companies participating in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program were considered.

In order to be selected for this federal contract, ARA  had to meet stringent prequalification requirements for experience, quality, service, and capabilities. Since entering the Federal Market just a few years ago, ARA has been recognized by the SBA and US Senator Shaheen for their work in this arena. ARA now has contracts with the US Navy (NAVFAC in Portsmouth, NH), the US Army (United States Military Academy in West Point, NY), and now the US Air Force at Hanscom  AFB in Massachusetts.

Founded in 1993, and purchased by environmental specialists Susan and Guy Sylvester in 2000, ARA is a locally owned, nationally certified environmental services company. ARA provides a wide array of analytical testing and indoor air quality services to industrial, commercial, residential, municipal, state and federal environmental projects in support of site investigations, contamination studies, waste characterization, clean up and disposal. ARA will team with Nobis Engineering of Concord, NH on this project, which runs through September, 2013.


About Absolute Resource Associates:
Absolute Resource Associates is a Woman Owned SBA 8(a), WOSB, EDWOSB, SDB, DBE, NELAC, ISO/IEC 17025 and DoD ELAP accredited small business, providing a broad range of environmental services to clients throughout New England and beyond. Services include Environmental Laboratory Testing, Indoor Air Quality Services as well as Federal Project Management. For more information visit

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