The Kansas City Plant celebrated yet another milestone at the National Security Campus with a recent visit from NNSA’s Steve Goodrum, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile Management.
Employees gathered to celebrate the delivery of the continuous and seamless W76-1 Fireset and AF&F production capability throughout the move to the National Security Campus. Being one of the first production areas to move, the team partnered with NNSA and Sandia National Laboratories to identify and procure equipment, tooling, fixtures and gauges in time to support dual operations during relocation.
The effort included:
• 300+ items totaling more than $13 million procured and relocated without incident,
• 10 testers moved and four new testers built, and
• 72 large pieces of equipment spanning across seven different departments moved.
Goodrum spoke about the importance of the work done at KCP as the first facility to pick up and move within the National Security Enterprise and congratulated employees on their efforts on executing on commitments while keeping safety and security a priority.
The National Security Campus is a significant part of DOE’s shift to a more efficient 21st century Nuclear Security Enterprise. The modern campus showcases innovation and cost savings, highlighted by environmentally friendly features and space management.
In January, KCP began the complex task of moving manufacturing, laboratory and office equipment from its current location at the Bannister Federal Complex. Over the 19-month relocation schedule, about 3,000 truckloads will transport more than 2,800 pieces of equipment ranging from desk size to tractor trailer size. Estimates are that the entire move will use 30,000 crates – which if stacked would be more than five times the height of Mount Everest.
About the photos:
(above) Goodrum speaks with KCP electrical engineer Chris Donnelly about the importance of the KCP mission.
(below) Goodrum congratulated KCP employees for achieving an important production milestone during move to the National Security Campus.