Employees reach 3.6 million hours working safely at midway point of one of the largest industrial moves in the United States
U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri’s 5th District stopped by the new National Security Campus to congratulate employees for working 3.6 million hours safely during one of the largest industrial moves in the nation.
As the massive relocation effort nears the midway point, employees briefly paused to enjoy some ice cream at a “half-time” rally. Cleaver and KCFO Manager Mark Holecek praised employees for keeping safety and security a primary focus and reiterated the importance of the plant’s national security mission.
The massive relocation of the manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Mo. to the new National Security Campus began in January 2013. The relocation teams have safely and securely moved a wide range of equipment including tools weighing as little as six ounces to a milling machine weighing 87,000 pounds. By the end of the move in August 2014, about 3,000 truckloads will have transported thousands of pieces of equipment and 30,000 crates – which if stacked would be more than five times the height of Mount Everest.
This on-time, on-budget project represents a significant part of federal government’s focus on modernization and infrastructure investment. The modern engineering and manufacturing campus showcases innovation and cost savings, highlighted by environmentally efficient features.