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Tennessee Carpenters Help UPF Oakridge Achieve Important Construction Milestone

Mid-South carpenters are playing a critical role in building a $6.5 billion Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

In fact, the first structural mass concrete for the MEB base slab was placed recently - at 800+ yards.

“This is a huge milestone for the team here and all of your members as a united team made this happen,” a project official wrote in an email to Mid-South carpenter representatives.

“It was a long day and the first time out with crews and people who had little soak time with one another. They prevailed with a very successful day. I personally was on the placement and witnessed positive attitudes, camaraderie, working together and we even had some good laughs along the way. This is a feel good moment for all and please acknowledge your members for a great milestone completed. As the project saying goes “UPF – There’s One Team, and You’re On It”.”

The facility will be a multi-building, state-of-the-art complex for enriched uranium operations related to nuclear security. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects.

Keep up the great work, everyone!