Curtiss-Wright’s Surface Technologies (CWST) division announced today that its IMR Test Labs-Ithaca facility was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Supply Chain Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2016.
“We could not accomplish what we do without our subcontractors and suppliers,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. “The work is challenging, highly technical, and is often first-of-a-kind.”
“Our large and diverse team of engineers, scientists, lab techs, and support personnel worked very hard over several years on this complex and technically challenging program,” said IMR’s Joseph Springer. “We were honored to receive this supplier award, which was earned in large part by the collaboration of over 20 very talented material testing professionals. It is great to see their efforts receive such a high level of recognition”.
IMR is providing formulation, testing, and analysis services to determine the corrosion susceptibility of plant components such as piping, valves, and vessels. The test scope includes over 2000 test coupons spanning the entire range of expected environmental conditions throughout the plant.
Companies were evaluated on multiple factors. They include: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones; and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers. Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.
Pictured (from left to right): Jim Willman – Bechtel NS&E Manager of Procurement & Contracts, Aaron Kueck- IMR Test Labs Manager of Failure Analysis & Metallurgical Engineering, Don Shuman, IMR Test Labs VP of Sales & Marketing, Barbara Rusinko – President, Bechtel NS&E.