Kalimex Takes Top Prize as Contractor of the Year at National Small Business Week

Company Lauded for Work Performed on Statue of Liberty

Jun 24, 2010, 11:00 ET from Kalimex

OCEAN VIEW, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalimex a leading provider of federal contracting services recently was awarded the prestigious honor of the Small Business Administration's 2010 Prime Contractor of the Year. This designation was largely based on the superior work that the firm provided to the Statue of Liberty to allow it's July 4th re-opening for the first time since 9/11.  The company is headed by Kevin O'Brien, co-founder, and has also completed other notable projects such as extensive renovations to the Vanderbilt Mansion in New York, repairs to the historic Edgar Allen Poe home in Philadelphia, PA and many notable infrastructure projects for various agencies serving both our Armed Forces and our citizens.

"Being recognized for our work is certainly something we take great pride in" exclaimed O'Brien "the fact we were fortunate enough to meet President Obama upon receiving our award is humbling". Kalimex's work opened the access within the Statue of Liberty ensuring visitor's safe ascent up the famous double helix stair and within the crown observation level.  Kalimex's efforts on the Statue of Liberty were described by its National Park Service customer as "sleek, elegant and magnificent" and were completed within a very small window of time for both the design and renovations. "The Statue of Liberty project was challenging as we were under intense pressure to have the work completed for the July 4th gala celebration re-opening" stated O'Brien "thankfully, we completed the project about 24 hours early and the entire re-opening event, which had millions in attendance and was televised, went off as planned."

Kalimex boasts 14 years of successful project experience, recorded sales in excess of $16 million in 2009 and continues to be called upon for other prestigious projects. "We have a lot in the works and we look forward to the next big challenge!" stated O'Brien.

For more information on Kalimex and to see some of the finished projects they have completed, visit www.kalimex.com or contact them at 1-800-603-6018

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