For Immediate Release
Contact: Wayne McKinney
Oak Ridge, Tenn., June 28, 2012 – The Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Oak
Ridge-based Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) as its Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year.
RSI is an integrated team subcontractor to URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) and has
supported the DOE Environmental Management (EM) cleanup mission in Oak Ridge,
Portsmouth, and Paducah.
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. President Staci Ferguson accepted this award at the DOE Small Business Awards
Ceremony in Washington, DC.
“RSI appreciates the Department of Energy for recognizing us with this award,” Ferguson said.
“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 (TVA) 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.
UCOR President and Project Manager, Leo Sain, offered RSI his congratulations. “RSI is a
valued member of our team, and we were pleased to nominate them for this award. RSI has
great leadership and skilled workers who safely perform complex jobs at a high level.”