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Weary retires from FBP with 44 years of service

PIKETON, Ohio -- April 4, 2023 -- More than four decades ago, Kenneth Weary was a night baker at Jolly Pirate Donuts before he heard that the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant was hiring operators. Weary completed the necessary training and accepted a position at the Portsmouth site in 1979; in April, he retired from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) with 44 years of service.

On April 3, Kenneth Weary retired from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) with 44 years of service at the Portsmouth site. From left, President and CEO Greg Wilkett congratulates Weary on his retirement.

Weary worked as a chemical operator and a process operator and worked in the process buildings, as well as other facilities at the Portsmouth site.

“We are very fortunate,” Weary said. “I never had a college degree, but I had a good job.”

During his commute from Athens to work each day, he listened to NPR and drank coffee. He has pleasant memories of his time at the site and said it was like a family. In retirement, he plans to work around the house.

On April 3, FBP President and CEO Greg Wilkett presented Weary with a commemorative plaque to thank him for his service.

“It was a privilege to meet Ken and share some stories. We wish him the very best in his retirement,” Wilkett said.

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT 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. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT 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