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Bechtel recognises work of Beckwood Press Featured

Beckwood Press Co, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems – including the Triform line of precision forming equipment – has been recognised by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit for outstanding work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Supply Chain Recognition Awards honour subcontractors and suppliers that supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defence and nuclear security and operations projects during 2016.

“We could not accomplish what we do without our subcontractors and suppliers,” says Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. “The work is challenging, highly technical, and is often first-of-a-kind.”

Prior to installing a Triform model 20-10-10BD deep-draw sheet hydroforming press, LLNL relied on a decades-old Cincinnati model 15-15-9 to research, develop and make its hydroformed parts. Since upgrading to the Triform, LLNL has increased its forming capabilities, allowing for infinite possibilities. The laboratory is now able to form parts from a variety of materials including high-strength alloys, carbon steel, aluminium, stainless steel, precious metals, copper and brass, each with varying thicknesses. This flexibility is instrumental for developing LLNL’s extensive range of parts.

Companies were evaluated on multiple factors including overall performance, the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time, the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones, and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers. Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.

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