Fluor-BWXT employees along with Centrus staff and community representatives were on hand Oct. 27, when the campaign total was announced. Since 2012, site workers on the DOE reservation have donated $454,894 toward United Way, United Fund and other community support organizations.
Pie-in-the-Face contestants Bernie Carrick and Derek “Zoolander” Miller pose prior to receiving their pies at the Employee Giving Campaign Grand Finale Cookout at the PORTS site.
PIKETON, Ohio – Fluor-BWXT, the Department of Energy (DOE) site cleanup contractor, announced today that the Piketon site’s Employee Giving Campaign held throughout September raised $121,342, thanks to the generous contributions of Fluor-BWXT workers as well as Centrus and other contractors at the site. The total also includes a $26,000 corporate match from the Fluor Foundation in Irving, Texas. Since 2012, Fluor-BWXT and the other DOE site support contractors have raised $454,894 for area United Way, United Fund and Community Fund organizations in Pike, Ross, Scioto and Jackson counties.
Cathy Whalen, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Ross County says “The community impact made by Fluor-BWXT through donations is huge. The dollars raised by employees will help us feed children in need in our area over weekends during the school year, provide new kindergarten readiness programs for our schools, and provide shelter for the homeless throughout the year. Because employees share our vision of better health, education and financial stability in our community, we are able to make a difference in people’s lives. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity.”
“People at this site give freely – no matter what the circumstances,” Fluor-BWXT Project Director Dennis Carr said. “While we face our site funding challenges each year and the uncertainty that goes with it, our workforce knows that out in our community there are hundreds of children, the elderly and parents facing greater issues like lack of food, shelter and safety each night. Thankfully that’s when critical support organizations like United Way can step in to help.”
In addition to employees submitting pledge cards site contractors hosted fundraisers throughout the month including: weekly cookouts hosted by each department; Pie-in-the-Face Fundraiser; “Night at the Oscars” Dinner & Talent Show; 5K Walk/Run; Basket Raffle; Sweets & Retreats Auction and Carr Classic Golf Scramble.
“Our Employee Giving Campaign is one of many programs that support DOE’s focus on community commitment,” Carr said. “We believe in the programs that DOE champions including education outreach efforts like the annual high school Science Alliance and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives, economic growth and charitable giving. It’s an effort we all believe in.”
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and The Babcock & Wilcox Company (BWXT) (NYSE: BWC), 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. Fluor-BWXT which employs 1,800 workers 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-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 www.fbportsmouth.com.