Meet Our 2023 Sponsors
Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. (FRNP), comprising of three strong DOE contractors—Jacobs, BWXT, and Fluor—was formed to meet the unique challenges of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Deactivation and Remediation (D&R) project. Led by Jacobs, FRNP brings new leadership while leveraging lessons learned, site history, and detailed knowledge to deliver cost-effective technical solutions.
DOE executes some of the largest and most complex projects in the country. While these projects are contained within the fences of the government-owned site, the surrounding community plays a major part and key to success. FRNP not only ensures safe execution of the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation scope of work at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, but also wants to engage with the community and be a good corporate citizen of the region. Historically, the city of Paducah, its diversity, and its economy have been driven by two major influences: The Department of Energy Site and the four navigable rivers that converge in the region. With that spirit in mind, we thought hard about our name and chose “Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership.” We believe that the name is fitting and we look forward to the beginning of a long relationship with DOE at Paducah and with the larger community.
FRNP partners with community leaders to invest corporate dollars in such a way that it improves educational outreach programs, regional purchasing, and community support. Our presence in the community will be supportive and impactful as we continue to build on the relationships already established.
FRNP brings a team that has strong ties with and is currently making both financial and resource investments in the local community. As a result, we are no stranger to the Paducah community; we are very familiar with the local community and its needs. Recent engagement by FRNP teaming member with the Paducah Economic Development (PED) resulted in the sponsorship of “Forward Paducah,” which was designed to help economic development agencies take a holistic, modern approach to economic development. This initiative helped the local community establish an economic vision for the Greater Paducah area and identify six strategic goals to move the community toward the vision. While the vision and goals have been established and communicated, the local community is in the midst of executing it.
Realizing this initiative is important to the local communities, our approach integrates our Plan with the Forward Paducah initiative by taking an active role in each one of the strategic goals to help facilitate the vision for region. Our leadership team, including our corporate Board of Directors, will be active members in the community and will support community functions, including but not limited to partnering with the local Chambers of Commerce and the Citizen’s Advisory Board. To support these goals, FRNP will commit 2% of our earned fee over the duration of the contract and 500 volunteer hours annually from our leadership team. Since our team has already served in the community, we know the mission expected by DOE and the local community. We are committed to being a good corporate citizen, not because we have to but because we believe it is the right thing to do.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Evonik is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of $16.5 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow. In Calvert City, Evonik has 2 operating plants servicing the Coating Additives and Catalyst business units, 115 employees, and provides Site Services and Security for multiple site partners.
Founded in 1962 Kohl’s is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at Kohls.com and on Kohl's mobile app. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $750 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness.
Atmos Energy Corporation is the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor. We safely deliver reliable, affordable, efficient and abundant natural gas to more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states located primarily in the South. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities.
Calvert City, KY.
Mandy first fell in love with cookie-making in December of 2019 while making them as family gifts for Christmas. This love continued through New Years, Super Bowl, and by Valentine's Day she was ready to start selling to friends! Mandy launched The Cookie Laboratory in April 2020 and hasn't slowed down yet! Custom cookie orders are her favorite thing to make, exploring new methods and taking ideas from customers and turning them into edible art.
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