Small business success story: Gordon Electric Supply, Inc.

May 14, 2013

Gordon Electric Supply has provided electrical and lighting products and services in the Chicago market for more than 60 years. It is the only woman-owned, small business distributor of Square D products in the Chicago area.

Earlier this year, the Small Business Office recommended Gordon Electric for a subcontracting opportunity, and since then, the company has been awarded purchase orders supplying Square D Switchgear for the 200 Area Substation Upgrade and the Chilled Water Plant.

Cara Potter, President and CEO of Gordon Electric, recently sent a letter thanking the Small Business Office:

"From the quotation process through order entry, Argonne's Procurement Department and Engineering Department have been great communicators with our Quotation and Project Management teams," she said. "Purchase orders and submittal drawings were reviewed and returned in a very timely manner, ensuring that production would proceed immediately and accurately.

"I look forward to expanding the relationship with Argonne National Laboratory to supply the lab with both Square D products and other electrical product needs."