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  • Y-12 honored for sustainability

    Charlie Sexton, Y-12 National Security Complex energy manager, was recently named a Sustainability Champion by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainability Performance Office at the Department’s sustainability Awards Program in Denver, Co.

    The site also received an honorable mention for its partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office, known as NPO, and DOE to maximize sustainable recycling.

  • More than $18.5 million in life insurance benefits has been located for Tennesseans

    As part of Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announces that unclaimed life insurance benefits totaling over $18.5 million have been located for Tennesseans thus far in 2019.

  • Building products manufacturer licenses ORNL technology for increased thermal insulation

    Quanex IG Systems, a business unit of Quanex Building Products, has signed a non-exclusive agreement to license a method to produce insulating material from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The low-cost material can be used as an additive to increase thermal insulation performance and improve energy efficiency when applied to a variety of building products.

  • Roane Alliance adds new team members

    The Roane Alliance has announced the hiring of two new team members.

    Tori May has been hired as the Chamber Manager. Kaley Hill has joined the Alliance as the Communications and Marketing Manager.

    Both are Roane County natives and graduates of Roane County High School.

    May, a recent graduate of Leadership Roane County, has been a member of the Chamber Ambassadors for three years and served for two years as the chair.

  • Vannasdale honored

    On Aug. 6, Harriman Utility Board’s General Manager, Candace Vannasdale, was honored as “Professional Woman of the Year” for 2019, in recognition of her “Positive Impact and Excellence in the Water and Wastewater Industry.”

    The award was presented before a group of nearly 800 attendees at the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts Annual Business Conference in Gatlinburg.

  • Steve Sugarman promoted to vice president of operations for SummitET

    Summit Exercises and Training (SummitET) has announced the promotion of former Kingston resident Steve Sugarman to Vice President of Operations.  In his new role, Steve will be responsible for SummitET’s internal departments including Human Resources, Business Development, Accounting, and Marketing. Steve also holds the position of SummitET’s Corporate Health Physicist where he provides radiological subject-matter expertise to meet corporate and client needs.

  • Wright is new manager at Y-12 Federal Credit Union

    Misty Wright has been named manager for the Roane County branch of Y-12 Federal Credit Union.

    Wright has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services field and 13 years of management experience. She served as the Accountant for the Roane County Relay for Life for several years and is a graduate of Leadership Roane County.  Most recently Wright served as the branch manager for the Y-12 FCU Farragut location.

  • Bioenergy startup firm licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel-system

    Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

    Electro-Active Technologies Inc., of Knoxville, has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel.

  • Five new members join DOE’s Environmental Advisory Board

    The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed five new members to its Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management citizen advisory board.

    The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides independent advice and recommendations to DOE, which is responsible for the cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • Tennessee unemployment continues to hold steady in year-to-year comparision

    A year-to-year comparison of recently released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows the July 2019 statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent matches the figure from the same month a year ago.

    The July 2019 statistic represents a small increase of 0.1 of a percentage point when compared to June’s revised unemployment rate of 3.4 percent.