Since its inception in 1994 Futron has promoted involvement in charity and fund raising efforts to support both local and global needs. Last year Futron supported several charities, including Operation Project Sandy and the Wounded Warriors Project. For Operation Project Sandy Futron helped provide much needed relief items to the victims of Superstorm Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area.
The Wounded Warrior Project aims to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. Futron raised funds to support this important mission in 2012 and are continuing our efforts into 2013.
This past year Futron celebrated ten year anniversaries for several of our employees. Angelika Bigelow, Matt Qureshi, Ron Eason, Scott McKay and Kafil Qureshi have each contributed greatly to Futron over the past ten years. We appreciate their service and dedication.
Futron recently won a spot on the General Services Administration (GSA) Region 4 Integrated Telecommunications Services (GRITS) II contract. GRITS II offers government agencies significant savings on telecommunication services through discounted negotiated prices – at better rates than those offered by previous contracts. GSA customers within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee can obtain comprehensive voice, data, and video solutions through GRITS II.
Futron is currently providing 24×7 Information Technology support for the DoD Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) in Kabul, Herat, Mazar Sharif and Camp Morehead Afghanistan. The mission of TFBSO is economic stabilization in order to reduce violence, enhance stability, and restore economic normalcy in areas where unrest and insurgency have created a synchronous downward spiral of economic hardship and violence. TFBSO creates stabilization by developing economic opportunities through a range of efforts, including encouraging investment by U.S. and international businesses, developing a country’s natural resources in a way that is economically sound and environmentally responsible, and assisting industrial development and agricultural revitalization.Futron helps ensure that TFBSO’s access to DoD Enterprise networks and services, commercial internet connectivity, and mobile networks are maintained.
Futron Incorporated’s risk management and safety programs were recently audited by The Hartford Loss Control Department. This audit covered the time period of November 15, 2009 to present. Futron not only passed this audit but received praise from the Hartford Loss Control Department regarding our proactive safety and risk management, which is demonstrated below:
“While conducting our survey we were especially impressed with several risk management measures you currently have in place. Specifically the following items stood out:
• Formal written contracts are in place with all subcontractors utilized by Futron that require subcontractors to provide Certificates of Insurance (COI’s) and warranty their work against all deficiencies and defects in materials and workmanship.
• Emergency evacuation diagrams were posted throughout the Virginia office to ensure safe evacuation of all employees and visitors in the event of an emergency.
• Construction employees have participated in OSHA training and have received their 10 hour or 30 hour cards.
Please continue your enthusiasm for safety and risk management!”
-Shannon M. Jones, Loss Control Consultant for the Hartford Loss Control Department
Great job Futron Employees!
As pictured, Futron Incorporated set the last pre-cast concrete panel for US Army Core of Engineers, Lock Operations Building in Ashland, TN.
“Reaching this milestone is a critical step in this contract and a testament to the hard work of our entire project team.”
-Ethan Crouch, General Manager of Futron’s Construction Division
Futron is pleased to announce that we have renewed our partnership with VMware through 2014. This verifies that we have met all certification, training, and program requirements to maintain our Professional Level Partner and US Federal Specialization status. Futron’s VMware personnel certifications include VMware Sales Professional 5 (VSP5) and VMware Technical Sales Professional 5 (VTSP 5).
Futron’s Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization further strengths our role as a Cisco partner and enables us to provide additional solutions and products to our customers. This specialization certifies that our company and personnel meet Cisco’s training and business requirements and verifies that we are qualified and capable of providing collaborative solutions for our customers.
This bolsters our already strong collaborative solutions practice. Over the years, we have provided collaborative solutions for customers like the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Defense (DoD), and Army.
Futron will be providing live demos of the interactive Telepresence solutions we built for the DOL at their Vendor Expo. Please join us to review the latest in technology from providers dedicated to making your workplace goals a success! Save time at the expo and pre-register for this event by visiting the event website.
Where: DoL Headquarters
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20213
When: Wednesday January 30, 2013
9:00am – 1:00pm
We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!!
Futron, a Cisco Premier Partner, is excited to announce our entry into Cisco’s Physical Security ATP program. Our entry into this invite only partnership certifies that we:
• Are an existing reseller and systems integrator with experience designing, reselling, installing, and maintaining a full range of video surveillance and access control solutions.
• Possess services and capabilities associated with Physical Security-specific site surveys, device selection, device location, system configuration, systems integration, and complex system designs, installations, and end-user support.
• Are a Cisco channel partner that holds other existing partnerships.
Futron has provided Physical Security solutions for several Federal Government customers including the Department of Justice, Air Force, National Park Police, U.S. Central Command, Federal Bureau of Prisons and State Department.