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Ragland retires from FBP after nearly five decades

PIKETON, Ohio -- June 6, 2023 -- Nearly five decades after first stepping foot onto the Department of Energy’s Portsmouth site, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) employee Kevin Ragland decided to retire. For the first part of his career, he worked as a process and chemical operator before accepting a position on the GCEP project (Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant) in 1983. Shortly before becoming a training specialist, he worked as a production process operator.

Kevin Ragland retired from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP)  with 48 years of service at the Portsmouth site. President and CEO Greg Wilkett congratulated Ragland with a commemorative plaque.

“Kevin dedicated a lot of years to our site, making sure that our operators were fully trained so they could work safely,” FBP President and CEO Greg Wilkett said. “His enthusiasm, commitment, and knowledge have been very important to our site mission and we wish him a long and happy retirement.”

As a trainer for the past 31 years, Ragland said he enjoyed his job.

“Much of my gratification came from explaining to new operators and others how the uranium enrichment process was performed and how the system and equipment were controlled/operated. The results were always very rewarding,” Ragland said.

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Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit