Solid Achieves Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business Designation

May 09 2017

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), has notified Solid Design Solutions that it has been verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP). This makes the company eligible to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program. Solid Design Solutions designs and manufactures machines and products for the medical, agricultural, industrial, consumer and aerospace industries.

“This designation means a great deal to our team,” says Pete Gustaf, Solid Design Solutions president and CEO.“ As a small business, SDVOSB provides greater opportunities for us to more fully leverage our far-reaching, change-agent products and engineering expertise.”

Solid Design Solutions was founded near Minneapolis in 1997 and recently opened an office in Wichita, Kansas in January 2017. It specializes as an end-to-end, product and specialty machine design firm that helps bring products to market by harnessing clients’ technology, software and models in order to convert them into products that can be produced reliably and consistently. Solid Design Solutions provides mechanical, electrical, and software engineering, and develops concepts for product design, assembly and test systems, and manufacturing procedures.

“Having this certification enhances our ability to pursue opportunities,” says Gustaf, “whether winning a project as the prime contractor or partnering with a large prime contractor as subcontractor.”

Solid Design Solutions serves clients from entrepreneurial startups to such established, industry titans as 3M, Bose, Boston Scientific, Honeywell, Medtronic and Fastenal. Expertise coupled with state-of-the-art tools allow Solid Design Solutions to deliver value throughout the specialty-machine and product development process. Its range of projects spans from sophisticated assembly and test systems and complex clean-room process to connected wireless devices and highly successful consumer products.

This SDVOSB verification is valid for three years. The Congressional act that established SDVOSB in 1999 sets an annual government-wide goal of not less than 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for small businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.

“Watch for even more good things to happen at Solid Design Solutions as a result of this designation,” says Gustaf.