Plenty of work

-A A +A
By Roger Snodgrass

POJOAQUE  – Asa Kelley compared the economic future at Los Alamos National Laboratory to a big, juicy peach, a Georgia Belle, which he described as the best and tastiest peach of Georgia.

“There’s a lot of work for a lot of people for a lot of years,” said Kelly, the lab’s associate director for project management services, at a small business forum Thursday.

Anticipated construction projects are slated to bring in $250-$350 million a year for the next decade or so. That’s compared to $47 million in Fiscal Year 2004, a total figure that has grown to the current $220 million.

The small-business forum, held about twice a year, brings buyers and purchasing managers together with small business suppliers, bidders and opportunity prospectors. There were at least 200 of them on hand.

More work in the pipeline was music to their ears.

Kevin Chalmers, acquisition services manager at the laboratory, drew approving applause when he told the audience that the laboratory spending might rise for all procurements, closer to $850 million than last years’ $750 million.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday