SimplexGrinnell enters SBA Mentor-Protégé program with Federal Construction Group

August 03, 2009 |

San Diego, Calif. - (August 4, 2009) – SimplexGrinnell, a manufacturer of fire and life-safety systems, has entered into an agreement under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program with Federal Construction Group, Inc., a certified 8(a) small, disadvantaged and minority-owned government general contractor.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) accepted the mentor-protégé agreement for Federal Construction Group (protégé), and SimplexGrinnell (mentor) earlier this summer. SimplexGrinnell is promoting the relationship at this week’s Navy Gold Coast Small Business Conference in San Diego.

The Mentor-Protégé Program enhances the capability of 8(a) participants to compete successfully for federal government contracts. Mentors provide technical and management assistance, financial assistance, subcontract support, and assistance in performing prime contracts by working with 8(a) firms.

The program is designed to:

* Improve the performance of contracts and subcontracts

* Facilitate the establishment of long-term business relationships between large prime contractors and small business subcontractors

* Strengthen subcontracting opportunities and foster complementary capabilities to meet increasing government demands for quality, cost-effective solutions

“As a longtime leader in the fire and life-safety industry, SimplexGrinnell supports the goals and objectives of the Mentor-Protégé Program,” said Tom Staves, National Business Development Manager for Government Programs at SimplexGrinnell  “In our mentor role, we are committed to helping Federal Construction, a highly skilled general contractor, compete for federal government contracts. By working together under the auspices of this important SBA program, Federal Construction Group and SimplexGrinnell can provide best-in-class, turnkey solutions for fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, emergency communications and integrated security.  

Mike Reynoso, Vice President of Operations for Federal Construction Group, said: “We are excited about the Mentor-Protégé agreement with SimplexGrinnell. As a customer-focused general contractor serving the federal government, Federal Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality products and services across the full spectrum of life safety. The relationship with SimplexGrinnell clearly enhances our ability to meet those objectives.”

About SimplexGrinnell

SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company, provides a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security, communications and nurse call systems and services. With one million customers, 150 local offices, and over 200 years of combined history in the fire business, SimplexGrinnell is the leader in fire and life safety. For additional information or to locate the nearest SimplexGrinnell district office, visit  

About Federal Construction Group

Federal Construction Group, Inc. is a performance-based general and specialty construction company that provides design/build capabilities. The company specializes in military construction projects in the areas of general construction, electrical, life safety and security, and mechanical trades.  Federal Construction Group’s certifications include: 8a, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE); Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB); and veteran-owned small business.  For additional information, contact Mike Reynoso at (619) 993-8458.




Chris Woodcock

Director, Marketing Communications


50 Technology Drive

Westminster, MA 01441

978-731-7052 (phone)

Please note new email address:

Overlay Init