UCOR on WednesdayÂ presented awards to five small businesses to recognize their “exceptional efforts” in supporting UCORâ€™s cleanup contract on the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Oak Ridge Reservation, a press release said.
UCOR, or URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, is aÂ partnership of AECOM and CH2M. The companyÂ is responsible for cleaning up East Tennessee Technology Park, a former gaseous diffusion plant that DOE is converting into a private sector industrial park. It also performs cleanup work at other locations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.
â€œAs always, our small business subcontracting work force constantly exceeds expectations, so it is difficult to select just a few to recognize,â€ said Freda Hopper, UCOR small business program manager. â€œThis yearâ€™s winners have shown consistently exceptional performance and reinforce all the reasons we rely so heavily on small businesses for so many functions in our project.â€
The subcontractors were honored at an awards breakfast held in Oak Ridge on Wednesday, August 16, a press release said. Christy Jackiewicz, acting director, DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, was the guest speaker. The ceremony also included comments from Ron Slottke, UCOR project services and support director, and Jay Mullis, acting manager of the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management.
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