BROOKHAVEN LAB SPENT ALMOST $29 MILLION ON LONG ISLAND IN 1996
Upton, NY - Brookhaven National Laboratory purchased almost $29 million
worth of supplies and services from Long Island businesses in fiscal year
1996, a period from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 1996.
Owned and primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Laboratory
carries out basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental
sciences and in selected energy technologies. Associated Universities,
Inc., a nonprofit research management organization, operates Brookhaven
under contract with the Department of Energy. During fiscal year 1996,
Brookhaven had a staff of approximately 3,200 and a total budget of $407
Of the 10,095 purchases Brookhaven made in 1996 on Long Island, 7,374 totaling
more than $23.3 million were made in Suffolk County, and 2,721 amounting
$5.6 million were made in Nassau County.
Mary-Faith Healey, manager of Brookhaven's Division of Contracts and Procurement,
which handles purchasing for the Laboratory, said, "Brookhaven National
Laboratory is proud to be an active member of the Long Island business community.
By procuring goods and services through Long Island-based firms, the Laboratory
exhibits its partnership in the Long Island economy."
New construction and maintenance of older buildings, as well as the purchase
of computer hardware and electrical equipment, accounted for many of Brookhaven's
purchases during fiscal year 1996. For instance, Brookhaven contracted
with Coram-based Angelo Capobianco, Inc. - the number one vendor this fiscal
year - to build a 12,000-square-foot addition to a 50,000-square-foot building
equipped with laboratories and offices dedicated to research in applied
science. The building will consolidate space for programs in environmental
chemistry, such as the study of ozone depletion and the electrochemistry
of fuel cells. The $2.5 million addition will include modifications to make
the building handicapped-accessible.
In addition to the Laboratory's buying goods and services from Long Island
vendors, Brookhaven employees improved the local economy by spending most
of their earned income on Long Island. Out of Brookhaven's 1996 operating
budget of $302 million, 59 percent was spent on salaries and wages and 21
percent went to fringe benefits.