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Winter Weather Planning

Posted on January 21, 2016

Weather reports are consistently calling for snowfall at each of the DUF6 Project locations. As weather projections crystalize, determinations as to plant/office closures will be made and communicated via BWCS's location-specific call-in numbers. The call-in numbers are as follows:

Paducah - (270) 538-2000 (option 8)

Portsmouth - (740) 289-5400 (option 2)

Lexington - (859) 685-2060 (ext. 1111)

In addition, in the event that the aformentioned channels of communication are unavailable for any reason, employees should contact their manager in the event that there is any question as to whether a plant/office closure has been declared. Under no circumstances should employees attempt to come to work under unsafe conditions.

If a plant/office closure is declared, instructions regarding time-charging will be posted separately.

Lexington, KY (June 12, 2014)  -- John D. Woolery, currently president and general manager of BWCS Pantex, has been named president and project manager of BWXT Conversion Services (BWCS) beginning July 1, 2014.  The announcement was made by Chuck G. Spencer, chairman of the BWCS board and chief operating officer of BWCS Technical Services Group.

BWCS is the Department of Energy contractor on the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Project, reporting to the Department’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office in Lexington, KY.

A Memorable Achievement!

Posted on May 26, 2014

Just as Memorial Day started at midnight on May 26, the DUF6 Project’s total Fiscal Year 2014 production surpassed all of FY 2013’s total.  The two plants exceeded last year’s 13,579 metric tons of material processed with more than five months still remaining in FY 2014.