January 2023

January 2023

UCOR began work on the new Oak Ridge Cleanup Contract in March of 2022 starting with a three-month transition period that has since moved towards development and execution of task orders. Under the new cleanup contract, Strata-G is a preselected subcontractor for the next 10 years with the possibility of an additional five-year extension. A critical project necessary to meet the objectives of the new cleanup contract is the design, construction, and operation of the Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF).

Strata-G President, John Patterson, has been the EMDF Project Manager since June 2020. In the midst of Covid working remotely, and in the years following the pandemic, the EMDF team developed regulatory, design, and program management documents that enabled approval of the EMDF CERCLA Record of Decision (ROD) in September 2022. The EMDF is planning to safely and compliantly dispose of 2.2M cubic yards of low-level waste, hazardous waste, and mixed waste. Strata-G’s Steve Kenworthy, PhD, led the development of radiological waste acceptance criteria (WAC) that was essential to obtaining Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) approval of the EMDF ROD.

The EMDF Project has now pivoted to execution of the subprojects starting with early site preparation (ESP) activities which include re-routing Bear Creek Road and the EMWMF Haul Road, clearing and grubbing the EMDF footprint, and completing water and electrical utility line extensions necessary to support the EMDF footprint development. The EMDF footprint is located in central Bear Creek Valley approximately two miles west of Y-12. Strata-G’s Josh Pemberton has been supporting ESP activities and will serve a significant role of Construction Manager of the EMDF in the future.

Public outreach is a key component of the EMDF Project as public interest in the project is high. On December 8, 2022, the EMDF Project held an outreach event at the Scarboro Community Center in Oak Ridge. Over 50 members of the public attended as did three press outlets. John Patterson was one of the presenters, and he expertly answered many questions over the course of the two-hour public outreach event.

Way to go, John!

December 2022

December 2022

This year, Strata-G is thankful to receive several military awards. All three awards reflect our team’s dedication to supporting the military community through our recruitment practices. Way to go, team!

  • The Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. This is Strata-G’s third year receiving this award.
  • The Department of Defense Military Friendly® provides the Military Friendly® Company designation for organizations that have met or exceeded their standard in several critical areas of commitment to the military community.
  • The Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses.
November 2022

November 2022

In a season of showing thanks, Strata-G is appreciative of all of your hard work throughout the years. One way we aim to show our gratitude for each of you is during our annual Fall Fling Celebration. Every year, we celebrate those who have reached 5, 10, 15, and now 20 years of company service – helping Strata-G fulfill our mission to serve all of our clients with integrity, service, and quality. Thank you, team, for your dedication to providing excellence in all that you do

October 2022

October 2022

Devin Brackett, Strata-G’s Lead Industrial Hygiene Technician, recently achieved his Safety Management Specialist (SMS) Certification. Moreover, Devin was asked to give a presentation on Version 2 Armband Slate Safety in Washington D.C. for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Voluntary Protection Participation Association (VPPA) Conference. Congratulations, Devin, and thank you for all that you do!

September 2022

September 2022

Thank you to our employees for coming out for our 20th Anniversary Celebration! We hope you enjoyed your time at the party, as the evening was filled with new and familiar faces, joy and laughter, and meaningful conversations and connections. The significance of this momentous occasion was MADE by you all.

 

A massive thank you to Kate Honebrink and her band of party preppers for pulling together such an awesome event. Congratulations to all the employees who won door prizes, and thank you for playing our games. We hope you were able to leave with some Strata-G swag, but if not and for employees who could not make the event, Kylie would love to meet up with you to drop off some goodies. Please email her or give her a call. If you would like an employee challenge coin, please contact Kate.

 

Employees were gifted a Strata-G 20-Year Anniversary challenge coin during the party, inspired by our Founders, Dan Hurst and Darrell Daugherty. Their commitment to living out the simple principle of treating others as you would have them treat you is the founding principle that makes Strata-G a unique company. The two sides of the coin contain symbolic images related to Dan and Darrell. One side of the coin bears our company logo and a monarch butterfly – a symbolic reminder of Dan, and his love for God’s creation and all the meaningful symbolism of life that is reflected in nature. The other side of the coin has our core values, integrity, service and quality around a buffalo nickel – a symbolic reminder of Darrell, and his warm-hearted welcoming nature.

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