DOE Names RSI Woman-Owned Small Business of Year

August 8, 2012 - The Department of Energy has recognized Oak Ridge-based Restoration Services Inc. (RSI) as its Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year.

RSI is an integrated team sub contractor to URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) and has supported the DOE Environmental Management cleanup mission in Oak Ridge, Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Ky.

This award recognizes the exceptional performance throughout DOE sites of a woman-owned small business directly contributing to the accomplishments of core DOE mission objectives and requirements, according to a news release. President Staci Ferguson accepted the award at the DOE Small Business Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC.

"RSI appreciates the Department of Energy for recognizing us with this award," Ferguson stated. "Our success is a result of employees who make a commitment to safety, responsiveness, and innovation, every day. We also want to express a thank you to UCOR for giving us the opportunity to prove ourselves as we work together to transform the landscape at the East Tennessee Technology Park."

In support of UCOR, RSI completed facility characterization work that enabled the acceleration of the demolition of the massive K-25 building. RSI also developed and implemented a centralized approach to characterization that saves the EM program in Oak Ridge approximately $1.3 million each year.

RSI is also committed to DOE's Asset Revitalization Initiative for the East Tennessee Technology Park, recently installing a solar farm at the front of the site on land purchased from the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee. RSI designed, installed and operates the 200 kW photovoltaic solar array, and power generated is being sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority through the city of Oak Ridge Electric Department.

RSI hopes that this is the first of many similar developments in their Brownfields to Brightfields initiative, the release said.

"RSI is a valued member of our team, and we were pleased to nominate them for this award," said UCOR President and Project Manager Leo Sain in congratulating RSI. "RSI has great leadership and skilled workers who safely perform complex jobs at a high level."