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USDA Awards Akima Subsidiary $13.6 Million to Support Agriculture Research Services Facility


Sunik will provide facility and logistics support to the Agriculture Research Services Facility,USDA Eastern Regional Research Center

July 23, 2019

Herndon, VA – Akima announced that Sunik, an Akima Company, has been awarded a contract to provide operations and maintenance support services for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. The award has a five-year period of performance and a total contract value of approximately $13.6 million.

The ERRC is home to the Nation’s leading scientists and engineers in agriculture solving problems facing the U.S. today and tomorrow with fundamental, applied, and developmental research on agricultural commodities. The ERRC has six Research Units that conduct work to benefit producers of agricultural commodities, handlers and processors of food and nonfood products, federal action and regulatory agencies, and the consumer. The ERRC was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2007.

“It is an honor to support a USDA facility with both historical significance and a critical mission to protect the welfare of American agriculture and all consumers,” said Scott Rauer, President of Akima’s Facilities Solutions Group. “This contract further validates our ongoing commitment to ensuring the operations of our nation’s most critical scientific and military facilities.”

The work to be performed on the contract includes facility support services, logistics, operations and maintenance, and other professional services. The Akima portfolio of companies also provides similar support for the USDA Western Regional Research Center in Berkeley, CA.

About Sunik, an Akima Company

Sunik, a certified Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Akima. Sunik provides comprehensive base-level logistics and turnkey facility operations and maintenance services to the Department of Defense and Federal Civilian agencies and organizations. For more information visit  

About Akima

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of aviation, construction, facilities and logistics, IT and mission support, protective services and detention management, and systems engineering. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2019, Washington Technology ranked Akima #38 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about Akima, visit

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