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ORNL contracts with Sterling, based in North Sioux City, for technology services. The company was awarded an ORNL Small Business Award in 2020 in the small disadvantaged/women-owned small business category. 

Value of contracts awarded $1.7M
82% Percentage to small businesses
17% Percentage to educational institutions
Publications authored with South Dakota institutions 120

Data reflect fiscal year 2020 except for scientific publications, which covers 2016–2020. Partner stories reflect work conducted from 2016 to present.


ORNL contracts with Sterling, an IT solutions provider that has served ORNL with outstanding customer service, as their staff travels from South Dakota to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to ensure the lab’s needs are met. The Small Business Awards honor the performance of small businesses that have made a positive impact on ORNL’s operations. 

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