Ceremony celebrates new NNSA facility in Kansas City
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz today hailed the completion of the new National Security Campus at a dedication ceremony in Kansas City, Mo.
The new facility was completed ahead of schedule, $10 million under budget, and with the site’s best safety and security performance on record. The event celebrated the 18-month move to the new facility eight miles south of the old Kansas City Plant. The move involved more than 3,000 truckloads and 40,000 crates.
The $687 million new campus now houses about 2,600 employees and consists of advanced manufacturing, laboratory, office, and warehouse space. The new building reduces energy consumption by more than 50 percent and is one of the first LEED Gold manufacturing campuses. Overall, the new campus will save the government more than $100 million annually.