Piketon, Ohio – Fluor-B&W Portsmouth led a campaign that raised $85,778 during a month-long effort for United Way and local charities in September at the Department of Energy Portsmouth Site in Piketon. The fundraising activities shattered the $50,000 goal set by the employee campaign committee, as the company’s 2,000 employees, along with personnel from across the site, gave to support the area’s less fortunate residents.
Participants are shown in the closing “pie in the face” competition, one of the fundraisers held in September by Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and USEC Inc. for area United Way and community charities. Companies’ employees at the DOE Portsmouth Site raised more than $85,000 for area charities. Shown (from left) are pie “victims” Steve Guthrie, Dennis Nixon, Dennis Carr, Gary Hoovler and Frank Miller.
Throughout the month employees were asked to complete pledge forms and were invited to participate in various fundraisers including cookouts, bake sales, silent auctions, a dinner/talent show and a grand finale cookout and pie-in-the-face competition. Employees could “vote” with their wallets to see to see their favorite manager/supervisor take a pie in the face, all in good fun, in front of dozens of co-workers during the final cookout.
“United Way makes change possible by amplifying the power of you, the donor,” said Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, Executive Director United Way of Scioto & Adams Counties. “What we cannot do alone, we must do together. That allows us to be part of something bigger and something greater. Because of the generous support of Fluor-B&W employees, they are helping to build a stronger community and improving people’s lives.”
Funds collected from plant activities and corporate matching donations from Fluor Government Group will be divided equally among the United Way offices of Ross and Scioto counties and the community funds of Pike and Jackson counties. Additionally, many employees pledged payroll deductions to specific United Way and community charities within the region.
“The tremendous support from all of Fluor B&W, in United Way pledges, donations and many successful fund-raising events, reflects the commitment of the companies and employees to helping improve lives and strengthen our community,” said Mary M. Elsass, Executive Director of United Way of Ross County. “ We are truly grateful for this outstanding generosity.”
“We are extremely fortunate to have employees who so readily give back to our community,” said Fluor-B&W Program Manager Dennis Carr. “The energy and generosity displayed by our workers and our United Way Committee was contagious. This past month brought us all together while bringing relief to those in our community who need it most.”
In addition to providing financial support to United Way agencies in the four-county area, employees of the campaign’s participating organizations (DOE, USEC and Fluor-B&W) also give their time by participating with many organizations that have a direct impact on the quality of life in southern Ohio.
About Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE: BWC), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. The team, which includes two local mentor/protégé companies, inSolves and Wastren Advantage, Inc., and a small business, Pro2Serve, brings unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-B&W Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.
Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, contracted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the decontamination and decommissioning of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio, will be hiring several college students for summer internships. The types of internship positions will be in engineering, nuclear safety, construction management, waste management, industrial hygiene, accounting, legal, and communications.
Paid internship programs at Fluor- B&W Portsmouth provide an exciting opportunity to spend a summer working with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to the safe environmental remediation of the Portsmouth Site.
Applicants must be students attending a participating college/university or a permanent resident of Ross, Scioto, Jackson, or Pike counties. The internships will last for 12 weeks and compensation will be based on the level of education and bachelor degree being sought. To be eligible, candidates must have completed, as a minimum, two semesters or three quarters of academic course work toward a specified degree relevant to Fluor-B&W Portsmouth‘s scope of work. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and eligible to work in the United States in accordance with Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Naturalization regulations.
Fluor-B&W Portsmouth strongly believes that internships are an important resource for students, which provides them with invaluable work experience as they prepare for their professional careers.
All candidates must submit their resume and a one-page cover letter describing their career goals and why they are interested in working for Fluor-B&W Portsmouth no later than Thursday, April 12 to 740-897-3331 (secure fax) or email to workatFBP@fbports.com.
Aspiring local business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to compete for seed money to bring their ideas to reality in the Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Through its Community Commitment Fund, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth has announced a business plan competition designed for start-ups and new business ventures based in one of the following counties: Jackson, Pike, Ross, or Scioto. Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC is the contractor working for the Department of Energy on the cleanup of the former Gaseous Diffusion Plant at the DOE Portsmouth Site in Piketon.
Applications must include an executive summary, business plan (i.e., background information, marketing plan, operational plan, financial plan), research and development used for preparation, articles of organization and incorporation (which must be filed before the end of the competition), and a live presentation using Power Point, graphics, posters, and videos.
Applicants must have an ownership stake in the venture. Fluor-B&W Portsmouth will consider all submitted applications as confidential and treat all team matters accordingly. The competition will take place in three phases: application (first round--executive summary), initial panel screening (second round--business plan), and live presentation (final round). Three prizes will be awarded during the final round. First prize will be $5,000; second prize will be $3,000 and third prize will be $2,000.
Executive summaries will be accepted by mail, fax, or email, beginning Friday, March 15, 2012. They should be sent to:
c/o Elizabeth Scott
P.O. Box 548
Piketon, Ohio 45661
Fax: (740) 897-2280
First-round winners will be announced Friday, May 11. Second-round winners will be announced Friday, June 1, and live presentations will be held Thursday, June 14, to decide the winners of the competition.
Applications will be evaluated on economic impact (direct/indirect jobs created), originality, and preparation and organization of documents, including completed research.
For an application or more information, please visit the Fluor-B&W Portsmouth website at www.fbportsmouth.com.
Fluor-B&W Portsmouth is committed to being an active corporate leader to the communities that have supported nuclear and environmental remediation missions at the DOE Portsmouth site for more than 50 years. It is the mission of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth to create opportunities for area students to excel in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.). The Fluor-B&W Portsmouth S.T.E.M. Scholarship is open to all 2012 graduating seniors attending a high school within the counties of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have been accepted to attend an accredited college or university with a major in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology or Mathematics. Fluor-B&W Portsmouth will award 12 one-time scholarships with a value of $2000 each.
The Fluor-B&W Portsmouth S.T.E.M. Scholarship Application can be located HERE.
A new conceptual three-dimensional physical model of the On-site Disposal Cell (OSDC) being considered for waste from decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) activities will soon be available for viewing in public events hosted by Regulatory Planning and Implementation.
Built by Howard Digital of Toledo, the new model is the second of three in the planned three-model set showing the potential OSDC. It is in a scale of 1 inch equal to 40 feet and 4 by 6 feet overall, and will help with the evaluation of the OSDC as an option for D&D waste disposition.
“This is a modular model that allows us a view of the individual cell structure in the 10-cell OSDC design,” Environmental Remediation Technical Support Manager Dr. J.D. Chiou said. “We also see the leachate collection pattern within the individual cell liners, the valve house, the road and the storm water channel surrounding the entire OSDC footprint.”
Dr. Chiou said the model presents the various phases of the OSDC liner and cap constructions, as well as the waste placement activities and the final, completed OSDC.
“This model, in addition to assisting with the feasibility study work under way, will provide great support for employee and public communication regarding how an OSDC works, as well as how it looks during and after construction,” Karen Price of Regulatory Planning and Implementation said.
Dr. Chiou added that even when the model was only 70 percent complete, it was used to demonstrate the disposal facility layout and construction sequence in November at the Fernald site near Cincinnati during the Paducah, Ky. Site Specific Advisory Board tour of the Fernald Museum and their onsite disposal facility.
The model will be available for public viewing during the next public information session in January.
Dr. J.D. Chiou presents the new scale model of the On Site Disposal Cell being considered for D&D waste disposition. The model will be available during the upcoming quarterly public meeting in January.
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