Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that Boneal Inc. has received an order worth $2,338,754 to manufacture and deliver Fifth Class Unlighted Buoys to the United States Coast Guard, of which, a large share of the work will be performed in Means, Kentucky. These red and green navigational buoys serve as important directional tools for boats and ships on U.S. waterways.
“This order from the U.S. Coast Guard shows once again that our businesses and our people can compete,” said Rogers. “Right here in Menifee County, the hard working people of southern and eastern Kentucky are producing important navigational buoys. We have the capabilities to produce and manufacture unique products, delivery quality services and meet the demands of the 21st Century homeland security market. Even in these tough times, we’re keeping and creating good jobs and Boneal continues to be a regional leader and star performer.”
Menifee County-based Boneal Inc. is a Small Business Administration designated HUBZone firm. Boneal Inc. provides goods and services for a number of government agencies including the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Postal Service as well as various private sector companies. This contract with the U.S. Coast Guard, a primary component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), follows up a five-year contract previously awarded to Boneal to perform this important work.
As a senior member of the House appropriations committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important projects in the fifth Congressional district.