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Friday Program - ONLINE

ETEC’s goal is to meet virtually until we can all be together again on Friday mornings.
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Friday, October 30, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Bill Tindal

Chief Operating Officer
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC


We will use the Zoom Conferencing platform in its normal format. Attendees will be visible unless they choose to turn off their video.

Want to Bring A Guest?

Members are always welcome to bring a guest to the ETEC meeting on Friday mornings, even when we are meeting virtually. If you want to introduce a guest to the group gathered online, email Tracy and she will put you on the meeting agenda. Or, fill out the online form here.


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Friday morning in the Zoom Breakout Rooms.

Please register for a breakout room at the link above. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Upcoming Friday Meetings

November 6 - Kathy McCarthy, ALD Fusion & Fission Energy, ORNL
November 13 - Daniel Poneman, Centrus Energy Corp.
November 20 - Board of Directors (All members and guests are welcome to attend.)
November 27 - No ETEC, Happy Thanksgiving

Meeting Sponsor

Thank you to Mesa Associates for sponsoring the Friday morning meetings in October.


Oct 29 - Knox Chamber: Endeavor Summit 2020
Oct 29 - KTech: Broadband for Knox County - Policy Forum

Nov 3 - TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 10 - TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 10 - DOE SBDU: Fall Small Business Outreach Event – Virtual
Nov 17 - TN Chamber: Manufacturing Recovery Show
Nov 17 - KTech Pulse: Technology Summit
Nov 18 - TAEBC: TVA Lunch and Learn with Jeannette Mills, EVP and Chief External Relations

Roane State Offers Free Courses for Small Businesses
(Click the link above for more information.)

UT Pandemic to Possibility Webinar Series for TN Businesses & Nonprofits
(Click the link above for more information.)


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EM Prepping Cold War Reactor for Deactivation

OREM is set to begin cleanup of a first-of-a-kind experimental reactor at the ORNL. OREM and cleanup subcontractor UCOR are in the planning stages to fully deactivate the Experimental Gas-Cooled Reactor for eventual demolition.
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UT Grad Programs See Increase in Enrollment

Overall enrollment of graduate and professional students at the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is on the rise, with more than 6,300 students enrolled this fall—up from 6,100 last year.
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Y-12, Pantex Receive Excellence Awards

Consolidated Nuclear Security Chief Operating Officer Bill Tindal praised nine teams for “their tremendous contributions in our path toward mission excellence" as winners of the NNSA’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations Excellence Awards.
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Y-12 Honored with DOE Sustainability Awards

DOE recently awarded two 2020 Sustainability Awards to Y-12 National Security Complex. Jim Donnelly from NNSA’s Production Office was honored with the Sustainability Lifetime Achievement Award. The second award was given to a team that found a new paving method to increase parking lot space for the UPF Project workforce .
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Process to Recover Metals from Batteries Licensed by Momentum Technologies

Momentum Technologies Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based materials science company that is focused on extracting critical metals from electronic waste, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory process for recovering cobalt and other metals from spent lithium-ion batteries.
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Tennessee RiverLine Announces 15 Partner Communities Across State and Region

Fifteen communities have been accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program as part of the Tennessee RiverLine, North America’s next great regional trail system. This transformative initiative is led by UT Knoxville, in collaboration with the TN RiverLine Partnership.
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New Member

ETEC welcomes Bennett Heavy and Specialized, LLC as a new member.
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Bennett Heavy and Specialized, LLC (BHS) is a DOE “National” Tier 1 Motor Carrier Evaluation Program approved carrier with 200+ drivers with security clearances. BHS, known for its award-winning Safety program, specializes in Hazardous materials, Hazardous waste, Radioactive, Low-Level Radioactive Waste, and Highway Route Controlled Quantity Transportation Services. Bennett is ranked as the Number One woman owned business in Atlanta for the last 16yrs.

Membership Information

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• To learn more about ETEC and the Friday morning meetings, visit the website.
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• To update your company profile, please submit a member information update form.
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