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UDaily: PTAC helps environmental company shift gears after recession

UDaily: PTAC helps environmental company shift gears after recession

It took awhile for the recession to catch up with BrightFields, Inc., an environmental services company in Wilmington, Del. Launched in 2003, BrightFields had a healthy backlog of business in 2008, much of it focused on transforming Wilmington’s waterfront from an industrial wasteland to a vital urban center.

But by 2010, the company’s owners, Marian Young and Mark Lannan, realized that they would have to make some changes if BrightFields’ future was to match its name. One idea was to start seeking government contracts, and they turned to the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of Delaware for help in that effort.

On Friday, June 7, U.S. Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) joined staff members from BrightFields and UD at the company’s site near the Port of Wilmington to learn more about PTAC’s role in helping BrightFields navigate the complex world of government contracting.