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U.S. Small Business Administration Approves Mentor-Protege Relationship Between SN3 and Synergy Solutions

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its SN3 subsidiary will participate in the 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program. SN3 will work collaboratively with Synergy Solutions, Inc. to provide general and technical business knowledge while building a mutually beneficial business relationship for future government contracts.

The U.S. Small Business Administration designed the Mentor-Protégé Program to enable successful firms to provide various forms of business development assistance to 8(a) Business Development Program participants. The SBA approved the companies’ participation in the program.

“SN3 welcomes the opportunity to mentor our trusted partner Synergy,” said Gerald Boyd, SN3’s vice president of business development. “This relationship will allow us to assist them in further developing their core business.”

Synergy is an SBA-certified 8(a) and economically disadvantaged, woman-owned small business based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The company provides a full spectrum of administrative and professional support services for nuclear facility operations, as well as security, environmental, health and safety services.

“We are honored to work with SN3 and to have been approved by the SBA for participation in this valuable program,” said Synergy President Gigi Nelson. “This is a win for our current and future clients. The knowledge and expertise we will receive from SN3 will help us expand and advance our capabilities.”

SN3 is a full-service nuclear operations and environmental services company. Based in Colorado, SN3 provides technical, environmental, ecological, waste management, remediation and consultation services to private sector companies and the U.S. government.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

Christie Miller Christine.Miller@hii-co.com (757) 380-3581

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.