Source: ETEC | Release | August 10, 2017

The agenda has been finalized for the Nuclear Suppliers Workshop hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) and the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC).

On September 6-7, 2017 companies interested in being part of the supply chain and searching for manufacturing opportunities around small modular reactors, next generation nuclear technology, nuclear medicine, and national security programs are invited to attend the Nuclear Suppliers Workshop at Pollard Technology Conference Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Thomas Zacharia, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be the keynote speaker. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), NuScale Power, Duke Energy, AMS Corporation, Teledyne Brown Engineering, and others will also present.

Sessions will be conducted by nationally recognized speakers representing various components of the nuclear industry geared toward strengthening the nation’s nuclear manufacturing supply chain. The agenda includes: “What Nuclear Reactor Companies Need”, “Breaking into the Nuclear Power Supply Chain”, “Building a Regional Supply Chain Cluster”, “Becoming an Approved Vendor”, and more. To view the full lineup, visit: https://eteconline.org/nuclearsuppliersworkshop/agenda-speakers/.

This two-day workshop will also include an evening reception for attendees and business/community leaders, and optional tours of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), the Y-12 National Security Complex, Centrus Energy’s Technology and Manufacturing Center at the East Tennessee Technology Park, or TVA’s Clinch River Reactor Site.

Manufacturing companies interested in supporting existing nuclear facilities and upcoming nuclear construction projects in the Southeastern U.S. are encouraged to participate. To register, visit https://eteconline.org/nuclearsuppliersworkshop/registration/.

Workshop Organizing Committee Members include representatives from: ORNL, Centrus Energy, Teledyne Brown Engineering, AECOM, ORAU, TVA, University of Tennessee, MS Technology/MillenniTEK, and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS Y-12).

The event is sponsored by: AECOM, Centrus Energy, Container Technology Industries (CTI), MillenniTEK/MS Technology, NuScale Power, Teledyne Brown Engineering, and TVA.

For more information, visit https://eteconline.org/nuclearsuppliersworkshop/. Questions? Contact Vince Gilbert, vince.gilbert@usnic.org, 202.422.8238; or Tracy Boatner, tracy@eteconline.org, 865.483.4577.

About the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC): USNIC is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for nuclear energy and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of nearly 100 companies USNIC represents the “Who’s Who” of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers and service providers. USNIC encompasses eight working groups and select task forces. For more information, visit www.usnic.org.

About the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC): ETEC is an independent, regional, non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions in Oak Ridge as well as encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly-skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies and unique facilities that make up the federal reservation. ETEC works in strong partnership with federal contractors, Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration representatives, state officials, small businesses, and other local economic development organizations to seek new ways to use federal investments in science and security to create prosperity, promote regional development, and explore opportunities for growth.  For more information, visit www.eteconline.org.