Month: September 2013

USA Welcomes Sarah Vandermast to the Team

Author: Lynne Hilton

On September 1, 2013 Sarah Vandermast was named the USA Manager—Supply Chain. Sarah is taking over the role formerly held by Jim Kitchens, who is now the USA Director – Supply Chain, and will be reporting to Jim. In this role, Sarah is responsible for management and administration of the portfolio of USA agreements, development...

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Fermi 2 First Responders Save Man’s Life

Author: Stephen Tait

At USA fleet member Fermi 2, when employee Harry Giles heard the station was going to offer first responder training, it piqued his interest. Giles works in the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation building, about as far from the site nurse as possible within the Protected Area. “I told my boss that we are so...

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USA Fleet Benefits from Personnel Sharing

Author: Joe Delmar

Each spring and fall, nuclear plants across the country bring in thousands of additional workers to their site as part of their refueling outages. For the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) fleet, it is also a time for supporting each other as members share key personnel in maintenance, radiation protection and other positions. “One of the...

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USA Fleet Members Save Money, Time with Fastenal Vending Machines

Author: Kelly Rae

Vending machines stocked with gloves, lanyards and safety glasses are popping up at several of the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) fleet members as part of an initiative to help drive down the cost of supplies. At Columbia Generating Station, 10 Fastenal vending machines were installed last month, each stocked with commonly used personal protective equipment...

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