Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008
Pictures of Success
Oak Ridge doesn’t land big-box retail in 2007, but
small businesses step in to fill the void
Above, Pine Ridge, the would-be site a major shopping center proposed last winter, still sits empty. (Photo by
Abov would-be site center proposed er,
news retail may hav
John Westcott). But while the news about major retail locations may have been disappointing, small businesses
expanding ov to For ex left, Chuck owner Chuck’s
were opening and expanding all over town. For example, at left, Chuck Hope, owner of Chuck’s Car Care, and
leaders, ground expansion to facility.
city leaders, break ground on a major expansion to Hope’s current facility.
I n 2007, much time and atten- ping center. There were bright proposed building such busi- only frames pictures, but will fix The project, with homes esti- three different sites in Oak Ridge.
tion was devoted to attracting big- spots, though – several new stores nesses as a convenience store, dry broken glass tables and many mated to cost between $200,000 The largest development of those
box retail to Oak Ridge. opened, and some major develop- cleaner, deli and health practice other glass items needing repair. and $325,000, is expected to take three is Centennial Bluff, a senior
While those efforts proved to be ments should help bring more in at the site to serve nearby work- Owner Paris Archer will even 10 years to build. adult “lifestyle community” with
less successful than many in the the future. ers at ORNL and Y-12. make house calls to install new Progress was made on the re- 400 one- to three-bedroom homes.
community had hoped, the year First, officials worked on put- City Council members also windows. development of Highland View The others are a 72-unit apartment
had plenty of good news for busi- ting together a formal version of unanimously approved a request Still, the retail subject tops city at several times during the year. In complex off Tuskegee drive and a
nesses – especially small ones. a Tax Increment Financing plan to rezone approximately four leaders’ concerns for 2008. As of- April, crews raised two dilapidated 36-unit condominium project off
Numerous small businesses to advertise to potential retailers acres to allow a medical office ficials plan the coming year, en- Applewood Apartment buildings at Tempura Drive.
have sprung up all over Oak Ridge looking at the city. Under the fi- park to be built. The property, lo- couraging retail growth is making the corner of Hillside and Highland Dining
in the past year, and a number of nancing plan, infrastructure costs cated near the intersection of allies out of the leaders of several avenues. The city also began work- Residents and workers in Oak
existing ones have achieved no- for business parks, shopping cen- Madison Lane and Michigan Av- different entities. Leaders repre- ing with the Knoxville Community Ridge gained a few great new din-
table milestones. ters and other developments can enue, is the former site of First senting City Council, city staff, the Development Corp. on purchasing ing options in 2007.
And moreover, the city made be paid for through future taxes Christian Church. Chamber of Commerce and Oak more of the buildings to make way Early in the year, the Flatwater
progress in a number of other ar- the site generates, eliminating the Tractor Supply Company, a Ridge schools all listed bringing for new housing. Grill’s much-anticipated opening
eas, with new housing develop- need for bond issues and other large farming equipment and new business to town as one the Little visible progress was made finally took place. Approximately
ments and industry. A look back on upfront forms of public financing. hardware retailer, announced city’s most important issues in until December, when crews be- 165 customers can sit inside, and
the year has plenty of good news In addition, Council took a plans to move into the vacated 2008. Mayor Tom Beehan said he gan surveying and site work. a patio with a fire pit outside seat
for the Oak Ridge community. step in diversifying Commerce Food City building on Oak feels very optimistic about the Eventually, a North-Carolina de- between 50 and 60 diners.
NEW BUSINESSES Park from its traditional industrial- Ridge’s east end. In December, chances Oak Ridge will see retail veloper plans to build 20 new Flatwater Grill offers another
Some would call 2007 unsuc- only uses. Council members de- Council voted to rezone 5.82 growth this year. townhomes where the two apart- unique amenity to customers – a
cessful in the retail arena because cided to rezone nearly eight acres acres of land at the site located to Also related to ideas for the ments used to be. shuttle that picks them up and
the city lost out on a major shop- at the request of a developer who allow Tractor Supply to lease the city’s future, a visioning plan by In the fall, three separate de- brings them to the front door.
building and permit outdoor dis- Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan velopers announced plans to build
play and storage of merchandise that will take place this year will a total of more than 500 homes at ‘Growth’ continued on Page 3
Oak Ridge Growth for large items such as agricultural
equipment and trailers.
In the fall, a new place for ex-
be crucial in shaping the ways the
city will grow in the future. After
studying vision plans from cities
treme athletes opened in Oak such as Chattanooga, Kingsport
Highlights of 2007 Ridge. Diverse City Skate Decks,
on New York Avenue, features
and Covington, Ky., City Council
members, in an effort primarily
New Retail: Tractor Supply Co., Diverse City Skate Decks, skateboarding gear, equipment led by Beehan and Charlie
Cozy Cottage, Cartridge World, Village Frame and Glass. and apparel, as well as an indoor Hensley, want to begin their own
skate park. The shop also offers vision planning process.
New Housing: South Hills plans approved, Highland View lessons, rental equipment and Through this process, Beehan
site demolition, Centennial Bluff and two separate develop- birthday parties. said he hopes a clear purpose and
ments off Tuskegee Drive. Another new business that goals will arise from citizens’ in-
opened in fall offers shabby chic put on what they want Oak Ridge
New Restaurants: The Flatwater Grill, Beans ‘n’ Things, and cottage style home décor to be. They hope people in the
Champ’s Sports Bar and Grille, Gondolier, Gourmet Café items. Cozy Cottage, owned by community will express what kind
and Market. Judith Hart, is an interior decorat- of future they want for Oak Ridge
ing store filled with furniture and by answering the question, “What
New Office and Industry: Appalachian Underwriters, New decorative ornaments. do you want the city to look like
Hope Center and Jack Case Center at Y-12, USEC Ameri- Cartridge World, a chain of ink in 2020?”
can Centrifuge Program, sale of Heritage Center buildings, and toner replacement retailers, HOUSING
Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park grants, ORAU also recently opened a new fran- The city’s housing supply con-
Center for Science Educations. chise location in Oak Ridge. The tinued to grow in 2007. Early in
company recycles, refills, and the year, City Council approved a
Tourism and Recreation: Secret City Festival awards, remanufactures empty ink and la- master plan for South Hills, a resi-
major rowing events, heritage tourism plans, Holiday Inn ser cartridges used in desktop and dential and commercial develop-
Express plans approved. office printers, all-in- one ma- ment that will be built on the former
chines, fax machines and photo- site of the South Hills Golf Course.
For details on all these highlights, as well as more mile- copiers. The plan calls for 450 residential abov echnology Par
Pictured above are three buildings at East Tennessee Technology Parkark
stones and developments, see story below. Village Frame and Glass, a units and 40,000 square feet of were year which was
ear, news for off charge
that were sold last year, which was big news for officials in charge of
business that opened in 2007, not commercial retail area. reindustrialization of the area around the former K-25 site.
around former K-25 site.
Cottage new ear.
Beans ‘n’ Things, The Gondolier and Cozy Cottage are three new small businesses that opened in Oak Ridge during the last year.
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GLOSSARY OF ADVERTISERS
Business Story Advertisement
Adams Craft Herz Walker 31 27
AkinsCrisp Public Strategies 14 28
AllMeds 20 29
Angel and Associates 19 22
ARCADIS 30 26
Babcock and Wilcox 4 6
Bechtel Jacobs Company n/a 18
Body Menders 25 30
Cappiello Real Estate and Development 16 31
Chuck’s Car Care 14 27
Countryside Tire and Auto Service 27 26 irst
fir echnology Par
Tec ark well underw Shown
The construction of the first phase of the Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park is well underway. Shown
Cowperwood Company 8 4 here is heavy equipment moving soil and trenching for the installation of water, sewer and electrical
heavy moving trenching for water, sew
CROET 2 5 approximately CROET-dev
OET-de project complet
infrastructure. The approximately $2.5 million CROET-developed project will be completed in April of 2008.
Crossroads at Wolf Creek 7 14
Endoscopy Center of Oak Ridge
Enrichment Federal Credit Union
CROET finds new uses for DOE
Estates of Oak Ridge
sites through reindustrialization
Fox Chevrolet 22 13 For more than a decade, one up the East Tennessee Technology with 15 acres of storage yard
Fox Toyota 16 13 invaluable organization in Oak Park (ETTP), formerly known as areas. But most importantly,
Impact 17 10 Ridge has been impacting the lo- K-25. Heritage Center is a through the reindustrialization
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home 27 31 cal economy and making history brownfield site with 125 buildings program, DOE has transferred
Methodist Medical Center 7 3 by helping transition workers, and equipment that is undergoing six office buildings at ETTP in
Michael Brady Inc. 23 22 property and equipment into pri- a transformation from its World order to allow CROET to sell the
Mike Ruble Auto Body 30 28 vate sector assets. War II missions. Horizon Center facilities. The transfers resulted
NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge 15 24 Through the Department of is a 1,000-acre greenfield site, 500 in nearly $6.5 million in savings
Oak Ridge Associated Universities 6 26 Energy’s (DOE) reindustrialization of which will remain undeveloped to the government through
Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates 25 12 program, which was created to and natural. This world-class tech- avoided building demolition
Oak Ridge Pediatric Clinic 26 16 transform the former K-25 plant nology park was designed for costs, and history was made last
Ob-Gyn Associates of Oak Ridge 23 17 into a commercialized industrial high-end business clients, with year as the first sale of Heritage
ORNL Science and Technology Park n/a 9 park, the Community Reuse Or- miles of walking trails and Center property to a private, for-
Pet Supplies Plus 12 7 ganization of East Tennessee streams, as well as direct access profit corporation occurred
Philotechnics 19 23 (CROET), has helped bring mil- to some of the latest fiber-optic when three of these buildings
R&R Properties 8 15 lions of dollars in DOE funding communication technology. were sold to JMM Realty LLC.
Rarity Ridge 15 27 into the region through a vari- “CROET’s mission is simple – At Horizon Center, major in-
Restoration Services 24 19 ety of grants, infrastructure in- economic development and job vestments from companies such as
Ridgeview 30 28 vestments and other programs, creation and retention,” said Theragenics and Philotechnics are
Right Choice Realty 29 25 all while creating and retaining Young. “But when you look at the poising this park to compete
Rivers Total Car Care 31 28 thousands of jobs in the five- unique situations of these prop- with the nation’s premier tech-
Roane Alliance 10 29 county region. erties, and the partnerships and nology parks.
Roane State Community College 6 2 So how has this one organiza- vision it takes to transfer prop- But groundbreaking work at
Ruby Miller, State Farm Insurance 26 29 tion made such a tremendous erty from DOE to the private sec- Heritage and Horizon Centers
S&R Insurance 24 19 impact in East Tennessee? Ac- tor, it’s really so much more than aren’t CROET’s only achieve-
SCIWorld 18 30 cording to Lawrence Young, that. What we’re doing is ments. The Oak Ridge Science
SunTrust Bank 22 17 president/CEO of CROET, their groundbreaking, it’s saving tax- and Technology Park at Oak
Thompson Tire and Service Center 20 16 success is a result of the unique payers money and providing op- Ridge National Laboratory, the
TnBank of Oak Ridge 10 18 vision of the reindustrialization portunities for businesses they first private business park to be
Tracy Larabee, CPA 18 23 program, strong partnerships, would otherwise not have.” built within the boundaries of
USEC 11 32 commitment and hard work. Currently more than 635 a national laboratory, recently
UT-Battelle 3 11 CROET’s job is to oversee and people work at Heritage Center, became CROET’s third facil-
Wackenhut Services 4 25 sublease the area’s prime industrial and 15 companies utilize more ity to manage.
Washington Group 32 24 and commercial properties, which than 400,000 square feet of of-
includes the two parks that make fice and industrial space, along ‘CROET’ continued on Page 3
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vations on the top three floors of
UT-Battelle’s support of education ‘Growth’
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the Jackson Plaza building to use
as the headquarters for its approxi-
mately 200 employees.
During the summer, a new Two new buildings opened at
approaches $5 million mark country-style restaurant, Beans ‘n’
Things, opened in Jackson Square.
The restaurant, owned by Terry
Y-12: the 137,000-foot New
Hope facility, which contains a
new visitor’s center, and the
UT-Battelle provides the Long, offers such Southern staples 410,000 Jack Case Center, which
$10,000 bonuses directly to as pinto beans and cornbread, contains offices, a cafeteria, labo-
certified teachers who agree to chicken fried steak and meatloaf. ratories and conference centers.
teach at least three years in a There is also a variety of salads, The new buildings will allow for
school that has had a vacancy sandwiches and desserts. the demolition of a number of
for a year or longer. Sports fans found a new desti- obsolete buildings built in the
More than $400,000 in nation with the opening of 1940s, which could save nearly
scholarships to the University Champ’s Sports Bar and Grille in $100 million in operating costs
of Tennessee, including schol- the old Bleu Hound Grill building over the next 25 years.
arships designed to attract mi- near Jackson Square. The 2,500- During the summer USEC Inc.
nority students to the College square-foot restaurant and bar of- announced it has selected BWXT,
of Engineering, have been fers more than 30 bottled beers, now called B&W, to perform
funded by UT-Battelle. The five on draft, and a food menu cen- manufacturing work in Oak Ridge
UT-Battelle Scholars program tered on Italian cuisine. The focus, for USEC’s American Centrifuge
each year provides $5,000 to though, is sports, the owner said. uranium enrichment program.
the child of an ORNL em- Fans of Italian food got an- USEC expects its Oak Ridge em-
ployee who majors in science other choice last year with a res- ployment to rise to approximately
or math at UT. taurant chain’s expansion into Oak 200 employees and 435 employ-
Other educational program Ridge. The Gondolier opened dur- ees working for contractors.
support from UT-Battelle in- ing the fall on Briarcliff Avenue Those workers will manufacture
cludes: next to National Fitness Center. components for centrifuge ma-
• More than $800,000 for a In October, another new restau- chines to be used in USEC’s
Summer Science Academy at rant held a ribbon cutting and grand American Centrifuge Plant in
the University of Tennessee opening. The Gourmet Café and Piketon, Ohio, that will enrich ura-
that helped nearly 100 Tennes- Market, located on Oak Ridge nium to use as fuel in nuclear reac-
see teachers earn certification Turnpike next to Karen’s Jewelers, tors. Previously the manufacturing
in science instruction. has plenty of healthy lunch and din- work was expected to be done by
ORNL’s Kof Kor
ofi orsah, echnology
ORNL’s Kofi Korsah, Engineering Science and Technology Division, is shown here helping Oak Ridge High • $250,000 to Project ner options. You can also fre- Boeing, and USEC’s work will
School project. UT-Batt
-Battelle, which for Department Energy,
School students with a science project. UT-Battelle, which manages ORNL for the Department of Energy, is GRAD, a collaborative part- quently find local artists’ work on make use of the former Boeing fa-
among the region’s leading corporate supporters of science education. nership between Knox County display, and the business often cility, along with former employ-
Schools and the private sector hosts discussions and other events. ees of the airplane manufacturing
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 7, Ridge Public Schools Founda- The money will be used to help to improve the academic INDUSTRY
NDUSTRY plant that was shut down last year.
2008 – With the belief that pri- tion. “We like to think that if we outfit the school’s science labo- achievement of students from A Clinton-based insurance un-
vate corporations should help focus our efforts on one area we ratory with equipment that in- low-income backgrounds. derwriting company finished reno- ‘Growth’ continued on Page 12
‘Gro Page 12
area schools, UT-Battelle has increase the chances of making cludes a thermal cycler for mo- • $87,000 to connect Oak
donated nearly $5 million to a difference.” lecular biology studies, a laser, a Ridge High School to
fund science education initia-
tives since assuming manage-
ment of Oak Ridge National
UT-Battelle’s funds have been
used in a broad – and often inno-
vative – variety of ways for both
spectrometer, a biotechnology
system, physiology probes and a
Internet2, a dedicated high-
speed network operated by a
consortium of 207 universities.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
Laboratory in 2000. faculty and students. The two The science laboratory initia- • ORNL mentors for the The park may reach up to 40 acres, and $3 million is being in-
ORNL Director Thom Ma- largest gift categories include tive provides schools $10,000 Governor’s Academy for Math vested in infrastructure, along with redevelopment of an existing
son said the seven-year tally – more than $400,000 to equip sci- per lab for equipment that is not and Science. building that will house a nano incubator facility.
$4,624,000– is part of UT- ence laboratories in Tennessee available within existing funds. • Sponsorship and mentoring The park’s initial tenant, Pro2Serve, is building its $14 million,
Battelle’s goal to be the schools and $2 million to upgrade Schools develop their own list of of teams in science and math 100,000-square-foot headquarters, along with a second building for
region’s leading corporate sup- Oak Ridge High School, part of equipment needs, purchase the competitions such as the Sci- privately employed researchers.
porter of science education. a $55 million project in which items and then are reimbursed by ence Olympiad, Lego League; “The milestones CROET, DOE and our partners have achieved at
“It seemed natural that one UT-Battelle played a major role. UT-Battelle. the Science Bowl and the Si- ETTP and ORNL are remarkable. As we continue the clean-up and
of the world’s premier sci- The most recent UT-Battelle Four teacher signing bonuses emens Competition in Math, transfer more facilities, more opportunities for Oak Ridge and our
ence laboratories should also contribution is $50,000 to Hardin also have been funded by UT- Science and Technology. region are sure to arise,” said Gerald Boyd, manager of the Depart-
be a supporter of science Valley Academy in Knoxville, Battelle to help attract teachers UT-Battelle manages ment of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office. “This is truly a success story,
education,” said Mason, who now under construction and to schools with difficulty filling ORNL for the Department of and everyone can be proud that Oak Ridge continues to lead through
serves as chairman of the Oak scheduled to open in fall 2008. vacancies in math and science. Energy. innovation and hard work.”
For more information about CROET, visit www.croet.com.
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Wackenhut Services Inc. – Oak orks
A crane w or ks on reno v ations t o the
approximately 400,000-square-foot B&W
Clinch River facility. TSG Clinch River
Clinch River facility. B&W TSG Clinch River
LLC perf renov
LLC is currently performing renovations toto
Ridge Team salutes American heroes facility,
this facility, including the installation of
omated machiner hinery for
highly automat ed mac hiner y f or
manufacturing and high-precision metal metal
Wackenhut Services, Inc. – Staff Sergeant Justin Johnston (Air to provide support and assis- parts,
parts, and enhanced building infrastructure.
Oak Ridge Team (WSI-OR) Force – Iraq), E-111 PFC Jacob tance to its deployed service
employees have the honor of Lindsey (Army – Iraq), Sergeant members and their families. The
working with real American he- Michael Lovelady (Army – Iraq), Department of Defense Em-
roes – former military, police E-5 Military Police Jeff Mitchell ployer Support of the Guard
officers, firefighters and others (Navy – Bahrain), Tech Sergeant and Reserve (ESGR) Program
who have served, and continue Robert Parton (Air Force – Iraqi has recognized the company
to serve, their communities and Freedom/Iraq), Sergeant Major Ri- with the Five-Star Award,
their nation. chard Pointer (Army – Iraq), Staff Above and Beyond Award, and
WSI-OR currently has eight Sergeant Christopher Robinson Patriotic Employer Award for
employees deployed in military (Iraq – Marines), Sergeant 1st Class its outstanding support of it
service of our nation. We salute: Richard Stooksbury (Army – Iraq), military members and the re-
Sergeant James serve components.
Ashbaucher (Marines – Recently, one of our
Iraq), CSM Charles Dou- own, Richard Stooksbury,
glas (Army – Ft. senior security planner,
Benning), Tech Sergeant was honored for his he-
Buddy Kemper (TN Air roic service to our coun-
National Guard – Air Sta-
tion Knoxville), Captain
Maria Koth (Air Force –
try by being awarded the
Bronze Star Medal, with
“V” device for valor.
B&W Clinch River joins Oak
Iraqi Freedom), 1st Lieu-
tenant Dion Lee (Air
Force – Iraqi Freedom),
The Bronze Star Medal
was established in 1944
and is awarded to a sol-
Corporal (E-4) Samuel dier who has distin- The Babcock & Wilcox Com- previously contracted to Boeing. 400 within the next 18 months.
Riseden (Army – Iraq), guished himself or herself pany has a legacy in the energy in- Known as B&W TSG Clinch River B&W TSG Clinch River is com-
Corporal (E-4) Nicholas by heroic or meritorious dustry that spans more than 100 LLC, the new operating group is mitted to making a positive impact
Scheve (Army – Iraq) and achievement or service. years in both nuclear energy and based in Oak Ridge and will pro- on the Oak Ridge community and
Staff Sergeant (E-6)Jason The “V” device for valor fossil power. duce critical components in sup- is currently involved in a number
Stephens (Army – Iraq). signifies that the bronze Headquartered in Lynchburg, port of USEC’s American Centri- of local philanthropic projects
We are also proud of our star has been awarded for Va., the company has a presence fuge Program. close to the heart of the commu-
employees who have de- heroism. in more than 12 states and employs “USEC’s American Centrifuge nity. Clinch River participated in
ployed in the service of Sergeant First Class more than 19,000 people through- work represents an extraordinary the United Way campaign and
their country while em- Stooksbury was a pla- out the United States, Canada and opportunity for TSG to make a most recently received the award
ployed with WSI-OR. toon sergeant with D international locations. Four oper- meaningful contribution to the re- for a business’s largest first time
Those are: E04-SRA Company, 1st Squadron, ating units comprise B&W: naissance of nuclear power in this contribution to the United Way of
Roxanne Black (Air Force 278th Regimental Com- Nuclear Power Generation Group country,” said Carl Durham, who Anderson County.
– Iraqi Freedom/Iraq), bat Team, when insur- (NPG), Power Generation Group serves as general manager of “B&W places a strong emphasis
Staff Sergeant Tony gents ambushed and at- (PGG), Nuclear Operations Group Clinch River. “This project is right on stewardship and giving back to
Bruglio (Army – Iraq), tacked his unit near (NOG) and Technical Services in the ‘sweet spot’ of our nuclear the communities it serves,”
Gunnery Sergeant Tim Balad Ruz, Iraq, on April Group (TSG). expertise and allows us to share our Durham explained. “All of our lo-
Burke (Marines – Afghanistan), Sergeant Dual Valentine (Marines 4, 2005. While one member of B&W TSG is a leading manage- 60-plus years of nuclear manufac- cations, throughout the country,
Dana Campbell (Army – Ku- – Iraq), Staff Sergeant James the unit was fatally wounded ment and operations provider to turing experience in order to rein- work hard to make their local com-
wait), Sergeant David Egley Whaley (Army – Iraq)Sergeant during the battle, Stooksbury various DOE and NNSA sites vigorate the commercial nuclear munities the best they can be, from
(Army – Iraqi Freedom/Iraq), Dustin Williams (Army – Iraq), 1st braved enemy fire while direct- across the nation. TSG has the dis- industry in the U.S.” participating in a fundraising cam-
Tech Sergeant Darryl Frank (Air Lieutenant Kevin Wilson (Army – ing a counter-attack and assist- tinct honor of being the lead con- According to Durham, the Clinch paign for United Way or volunteer-
Force – Iraq), Tech Sergeant Jeff Iraq) and Sergeant Homer Wolfe ing in the evacuation of several tractor at two nuclear weapons River facility is approximately ing to walk in a local Relay for Life
Griffith (Air Force – Iraqi Free- (Army – Iraq). wounded soldiers. His heroic complexes, Pantex Plant in Texas, 400,000 square feet in size and is event; our employees are dedicated
dom/Iraq), Staff Sergeant Robert Numerous other WSI-OR em- actions that day were instrumen- and Y-12 National Security Com- currently undergoing major reno- to improving their neighborhoods.
Harris (Army – Iraq), Tech Ser- ployees have been deployed state- tal in saving American lives and plex in Tenn. Most recently, TSG vations to install cutting-edge, We are excited to be a part of the
geant Brian Haun (Air Force – side for training and other mis- ultimately leading to the defeat expanded its nuclear presence highly automated machinery for Oak Ridge community and look
Saudi Arabia), CPO Theodore sions and we also appreciate their of the enemy forces. when USEC selected TSG to as- manufacturing high-precision forward to being a long-term con-
Hayworth (Navy – UAB/Dubai), service to our country. sume the manufacturing work for metal parts. Durham adds that he tributor to the areas in which our
Sergeant 1st Class Scott Isbell, WSI-OR goes to great lengths ‘Heroes’ continued on Page 7
‘Heroes’ Page its centrifuge program, which was expects personnel to grow to over employees live and work.”
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New ORAU building helps U.S.
Roane State’s Oak Ridge Campus offers classes for students of all ages.
Stat offers for
Roane State’s Oak Ridge Campus
provides wealth of opportunities artist’s new Center for which
Pictured is an artist’s rendering of the new Center for Science Education, which is currently under
Roane State Community “For many high school stu- science and nursing labs; two ORAU
construction on the ORAU campus.
College’s Oak Ridge Campus dents, the Oak Ridge Campus is health science clinics; five art and
provides academic opportunities a convenient and affordable way music rooms; community meet- BY JENNIFER BROCK Education Technology Center or ing, learning, demonstrating
for students of all ages, whether to start their college careers,” ing rooms; and a library, writing In order to compete in an “classroom of the future” de- and showcasing results.
they are recent high school Schubert said. “For adult students center, bookstore and grill. ever-expanding technologi- signed to bring tomorrow’s tech- • A virtual learning environ-
graduates, working adults or re- in the workplace, we provide aca- When the center opened in cal arena, the United States nology to today’s classrooms by ment – borderless learning
tired professionals. demic offerings that can help fur- 1999, it more than doubled the must strengthen its science, focusing on those who teach the communities with technol-
In addition, the campus on ther your career without disrupt- space the college occupied in its technology, engineering and next generation of scientists and ogy-based opportunities that
Briarcliff Avenue provides an ing your work schedule. For former quarters and brought ev- mathematics (STEM) com- engineers. Through partnerships bring visualization, simula-
ideal location for community those interested in a hobby or erything under one roof. petencies at all levels. Oak with ORNL and the academic tion and modeling to the study
events and offers many non- who simply want to take a course Today, the Oak Ridge Campus Ridge Associated Universi- community, and by using ad- of STEM education fields.
credit classes covering a wide for fun, we have much to offer is the largest community college ties (ORAU) is playing a key vanced technology, ORAU plans • A resource center – a col-
array of interests. you as well.” branch campus in the state. role in this endeavor with the to link K-12 teachers with cut- lection of proven products,
The campus welcomes commu- Roane State opened the perma- Health-science education is a development of a new na- ting-edge research at ORNL. services and programs that
nity participation, said Russ nent Oak Ridge Campus in Au- major emphasis at the Oak Ridge tional Center for Science The Center will help enhance can help make K-12 STEM
Schubert, Roane State vice gust 1999. The campus serves Campus. Health-science pro- Education (CSE). teacher content knowledge in teachers more effective.
president for Oak Ridge and more than 2,100 credit students grams offered exclusively on the The construction of this science fields, will provide By offering teachers the
satellite centers. each term. Oak Ridge Campus include Den- 73,000-square-foot Center on meaningful professional devel- tools to teach science and to
“The Oak Ridge Campus is a This past fall, 777 of those stu- tal Hygiene ORAU’s main campus is a tes- opment activities for teachers excite young minds with the
beautiful facility that offers a dents came from Anderson Technology, Occupational tament to the future of science and will equip them to more ef- possibilities of science, stu-
wealth of higher education oppor- County. But the campus also Therapy Assistant, Physical education and a symbol of Oak fectively communicate science dents will, in turn, learn the
tunities to the community,” serves many students from Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Ridge’s role in ensuring and technology concepts to their critical thinking skills that are
Schubert said. “The campus is Campbell, Knox, Roane and Technology, Somatic (massage) America’s competitiveness. students. In addition, the Center the foundation for genuine ad-
here to meet the needs of the com- other Tennessee counties. Therapy, and Medical Transcrip- However, the CSE is more will be: vancement.
munity, and I invite anyone to visit The 120,000-square-foot facil- tion. than a building. The focal • An education laboratory – a
us and check out our numerous ity includes 27 classrooms; 10 point of the CSE is a Science physical place for experiment- ‘ORAU’ continued on Page 12
‘ORAU’ Page 12
credit and non-credit offerings.” computer labs; 10 science, health ‘Roane’ continued on Page 8
Above is an artist’s rendering of Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ national Center for Science Education,
Abov artist’s ersities’
Associated Univer Center for
which expect to complet
which is expected to be completed in December 2008.
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abov shot Methodist Center’s
Pictured above is an aerial shot of Methodist Medical Center’s campus.
Methodist Medical Center’s
care earns national recognition
Methodist Medical Center offers uses U.S. Department of Health • Among just 27 percent of U.S.
more than 30 specialties from open and Human Services data to rank hospitals with an intensivist pro-
heart and neurosurgery to orthope- Tennessee hospitals. Methodist gram that fully meets the Leapfrop
dics and vascular care, and boasts was also the only hospital in the Group’s ICU physician staffing
one of the highest percentages of state to earn the highest level award standards for patient safety.
board-certified physicians in the for surgical complication and in- • One of the first comprehensive
region. fection prevention during the 2007 chest clinics of its type in the na-
A 301-bed regional medical cen- VHA National Conference. tion – now reducing the time be-
ter, Methodist serves a population These are exciting times for tween discovery of possible can-
base of nearly 200,000 from six Methodist Medical Center as it cer and treatment from weeks to
counties in Tennessee as well as strives to exceed the expectations days.
parts of Kentucky. Investments in of the community and to take its • Unique and individualized oc-
technology, patient conveniences high standard of care that much cupational, physical and speech
and expansion are all a part of the higher. therapies, including neurological,
medical center’s $47 million facil- Methodist offers an array of com- orthopedic, pediatric and vestibu-
ity renovation project that began prehensive services including: lar rehab for adults and children.
in 2004. • Fully accredited sleep diagnos- • Regional cancer center offer-
Methodist is ranked among the tic center staffed with a multi- ing affiliation with M.D. Anderson
top 100 hospitals in the nation by boarded and fellowship-trained Physicians Network, a nationally
Total Benchmark Solution and was physician and a clinical team com- recognized disease management
the only hospital in the East Ten- prised 100 percent of registered program, access to clinical trials,
nessee region to earn the sleep technicians. formal pain management program
organization’s Best Acute Care • The first dedicated wound treat- and the most experienced provider
Hospitals Award. Methodist was ment center in the greater Knox- of high dose rate brachytherapy for
the first hospital ever to earn the ville area to offer hyperbaric oxy- women with cervical, uterine and
state’s highest award for quality, the gen technology to treat chronic vaginal cancer.
Tennessee Quality Governor’s non-healing wounds. • Opening Feb. 18, 2008 – 30
Award, and in 2006, was named the • Fully deployed surgical robot- new private rooms for orthopedic
top hospital in Tennessee by ics program featuring the latest and neuro specialties with a dedi-
HealthInsight, a federal quality technology for heart, lung, gyne- cated joint destination center for
improvement organization which cological and prostate procedures. knee and hip replacement patients.
Crossroads offers community living
around filled ossroads Wolf
The land around this pond will soon be filled with homes in the Crossroads at Wolf Creek subdivision.
Right around the corner is the be single family homes with a mini- help satisfy the need we have in
neighborhood many have been mum of 2,000 square feet. The third Oak Ridge for moderately priced
anxiously awaiting. The Cross- will be homes 2,400 square feet and homes – say $250,000, not
roads at Wolf Creek subdivi- larger. Although there are minimum $600,000 or $100,000.”
sion is ready for new home requirements for building, there are He added, “We at Centurion
construction. no caps on building size. Development love the commu-
This traditional living envi- The last target market is town nity atmosphere here in Oak
ronment will be a community homes for those individuals who Ridge. The schools are the best
where families can get to know want upscale living with no main- around, and the growth is just
their neighbors and relax in a tenance. There will be a few differ- beginning. We want to be the
front porch atmosphere. It is ent layouts from which to choose. benchmark for that growth.
exactly what Oak Ridge resi- Although is it not yet finished, “Our goal was to find housing
dents have been missing. half of the available lots are already that would attract people to Oak
The subdivision, located near under contract and building will Ridge instead of West Knoxville.
the Hendrix Creek area, offers begin in the next few weeks. With all the wonderful amenities
sidewalks throughout the entire Centurion Development Group, and shopping opportunities just
subdivision, a 1/3-mile walking the company behind this new neigh- down the road, it will be the place
path along the pond, a club house, borhood, is comprised of Oak to live in Oak Ridge!”
pool and grilling pavilion for gath- Ridge residents and began when a An upcoming resident of The
erings. These amenities and high few friends got together to try to Crossroads has said, “Finally, an
building standards will set it apart create an affordable place to build opportunity to build an affordable
from other communities. in Oak Ridge. They really hit the home on the east end of town –
The Crossroads at Wolf Creek mark with the site they chose. convenient to Knoxville, close to
subdivision was created to fill the “The location is perfect,” Partner downtown – in the heart of Oak
void in the middle-income hous- Jack Cornett said. “The layout is Ridge! I can’t wait to get started
ing market in Oak Ridge. There ideal. Most of the lots are flat sur- on our new home.”
are four target markets included rounding the pond, but there are a If you’re interested in seeing the
in the plan. The first is single-fam- few with spectacular views. We are property, call Jack Cornett at (865)
ily homes with a minimum of pleased to be able to offer these 454-6681. He can also help with
1,500 square feet. The second will choices. The Crossroads will really financing needs you might have.
children’s sports teams and par- services, including para-military
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ticipating in other activities that
are meaningful to them and to
Protective Force Operations and
Protective Force Training, for the
Oak Ridge Reservation, which in-
WSI-OR also salutes its em- WSI-OR is proud to have been cludes the Oak Ridge National
ployees who serve their com- a member of the Oak Ridge Com- Laboratory, the East Tennessee
munities by volunteering for munity for the past eight years. Technology Park, the Federal Of-
charitable organizations, work- The almost 1,000 WSI-OR em- fice Building Complex and the Y-
ing in their churches, coaching ployees provide security support 12 National Security Complex.
PAGE 8 THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 COMMUNITY GROWTH THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER
R&R Properties continues to
build on its past success
R&R Properties is a locally quality and service. competitive edge.”
owned and operated development Chinn said, “Our constant atten- Throughout the years, the com-
company that provides construc- tion to detail over the years says to pany has developed more than
tion, tenant improvement, leasing clients, ‘we’re here to say.’” 700,000 square feet of office and
and property management needs R&R Properties was founded by industrial space in Oak Ridge and
for businesses throughout Oak Richard and Shirley Chinn in the is poised for long-term growth
Ridge and its surrounding areas. early 1970s. They were subse- throughout the foreseeable future.
The company has been in exist- quently joined by their two sons, Ryan added, “We’re proud of our
ence for more than 30 years, and Richard Jr. and Ryan, in 1991 and position here in Oak Ridge. We are
it’s properties are renowned for 2000, respectively. The relatively optimistic about the city’s ability
their architectural style. small number of principals allows to continue to grow in a positive
Over the years, R&R has also for ideas and decisions to flow manner and look forward to being
been recognized by the Oak freely and quickly. a part of that growth.”
Ridge Chamber of Commerce Ryan Chinn said, “We under- R&R Properties is located at 575
for its landscaping and design stand the unique nature of real Oak Ridge Turnpike (Victory Cen-
achievements. estate needs in Oak Ridge. A tre), Suite 201. For leasing and
“We are extremely pleased with company’s needs are always development needs, the company’s
the positive reputation we’ve built changing. Our ability to facili- representatives can be contacted at
wperw projects SAIC located betw
tween Labarator Road
The Cowperwood Co.’s projects include the SAIC building in Oak Ridge, located between Labaratory Road in Oak Ridge. It has been earned tate our clients’ needs in a (865) 482-3602 or online at
Emory Valle Road.
and Emory Valley Road. with hard work and loyalty to our timely manner helps give us our www.rrproperties.com.
community,” said Rick Chinn Jr.,
Co. designs, manages local buildings of R&R Properties.
“We believe we have a symbi-
otic relationship with our commu-
The Cowperwood Company is a the 90,000 square foot, Skeen- the Dallas, Texas, offices of the nity. It is not in our interest to hast-
full-service commercial real estate Whitlock Building, located in FBI, in addition to a 73,000- ily develop a property, only to sell
development company with its Carlsbad, N.M., was developed for square-foot FBI building in it to the next owner. They are built
Southeastern regional office in Oak the Department of Energy McAllen, Texas. to span through time. Our devel-
Ridge since 1991. In addition to Carlsbad Area Office that admin- Cowperwood’s most recent opments are only a success if they
its design-build office development isters the Transuranic Waste Isola- projects include an 85,000-square- help the community grow in a more
expertise, Cowperwood also man- tion Pilot Plant (WIPP). foot phase 2 office building for positive direction.”
ages the day-to-day operations of The El Paso Federal Justice Cen- Science Application International This long term commitment to
in excess of two million square feet ter was completed in July 1998 and Corporation in Orlando, Fla., and the city of Oak Ridge illustrates
of general office and associated is occupied by the Federal Bureau a 156,000-square-foot facility for to current and potential clients
laboratory and SCIF space for of Investigation and the Drug En- the Federal Emergency Manage- that the company will always operties’ many off
Pictured is one of R&R Proper ties’ many of fice buildings in and
General Services Administration forcement Administration. Located ment Administration in Winches- place the highest emphasis on around Oak Ridge.
and private sector firms. in El Paso, Texas, the 188,500- ter, Va. In addition, Cowperwood
The Cowperwood Company be- square-foot facility includes secured is currently in the design phase on professionals, but that is not a pre- • Arts and Lectures Commit-
gan developing design-build office
building projects in 1977 with the
construction of the Cowperwood
structured parking, an Automotive/
Radio Maintenance Facility and a
28,500-square-foot FBI Evidence
a biological and computational sci-
ence building for Battelle in
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
requisite to join.
• Fitness Center – Community
members may use the fully
tee – This active group has
packed the Oak Ridge City
Room at the campus with its free
Regency building in Houston, Response Team facility that was Among the above listed clients, The college also offers its reg- equipped Fitness Center at the cultural presentations that are
Texas. Since 1977, Cowperwood added to the project in 1999. Cowperwood has developed a istered nursing program at the Oak Oak Ridge Campus and follow a open to the public.
has constructed and manages more A 72,000-square-foot, Dallas, reputation for providing a strong Ridge Campus. personalized exercise program. • Friends of Roane State in Oak
than two million square feet of Texas office of the Drug Enforce- financial base, accountability and In addition to a full slate of There are both credit and non- Ridge – With members from
Class-A office building projects. ment Administration was com- the design-build expertise that has credit offerings, the campus serves credit options, with students in the throughout the Oak Ridge and
During the 1990s, Cowperwood pleted and occupied in February of increasingly become the preferred as a cultural center for the Oak latter classes able to enroll at any Anderson County community,
developed nearly 500,000 square 2001, followed by a 152,000- method of project delivery for both Ridge community. time during the semester. “Friends” has helped the campus
feet of office space for the pri- square-foot building for the offices the private and public sector. Some examples: • Books Without Borders – This library buy books, spruced up the
vate sector in Oak Ridge, as well of the Social Security Administra- Cowperwood has obtained more • ORICL – The Oak Ridge In- book discussion series has cov- campus with landscaping im-
as a 90,000-square-foot building tion in Albuquerque, N.M. in No- than $478 million dollars in con- stitute for Continued Learning ered an array of national and in- provements, and more.
for Bechtel Hanford, Inc. in vember of 2001. struction and permanent financing helps lively minds stay active with ternational topics, from Islam to For more on how Roane State’s
Richland, Wash. In 2002 Cowperwood completed and maintains long-term ownership non-credit classes and field trips. Native American culture to con- Oak Ridge Campus can serve you,
Completed in November 1997, a 225,000-square-foot facility for of each of its projects. Many of its members are retired temporary India. call (865) 481-2001.
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 9
CROET welcomes Pro2Serve
as the first tenant to move into the
Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park
at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Pro2Serve’s National Security Engineering Center
Professional Project Services, Inc. – Pro2Serve ® – provides technical and
engineering services that support the infrastructures of government and private
industry — and help ensure our nation's security.
Pro2Serve focuses on four major areas:
• Integrated Physical Security
• National Security Operations
• Facilities & Infrastructure Engineering
• Environmental Management
Pro2Serve's rigorous quality, security, and environmental, health, and safety programs
are successfully designed to ensure the highest level of performance, while delivering
projects and services for vital national security efforts.
Pro2Serve has experience working at a variety of federal sites and commercial
facilities, including numerous DoD installations, NRC-regulated facilities, National Nuclear
Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories, production plants and international non-
proliferation locations, and virtually every DOE site.
The Oak Ridge Science
and Technology Park
at the Oak Ridge
• Approximately 12 acres currently leased to
Halcyon LLC, an affiliated company of the
Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee
• The park will support the commercialization and
technology transfer efforts at ORNL
• The park’s development will encourage new
development to continue the campus – like
environment at ORNL
• Phase 1 of the park will support 150,000 sq. ft. of
private sector new building space
About CROET: The Community Reuse Organization
of East Tennessee develops and subleases property
and equipment owned by the U.S. Department of
Energy. CROET's facilities are ideal for all types of
industry and have easy access to the sources of
knowledge and equipment that are part of Oak
Ridge's unrivaled heritage of leadership, cutting-
edge research, and technological development.
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char abov shows into Roane mark 2007
The chart above shows major entries into the Roane County market in 2007.
branch located Rutger av
The main branch of TnBank of Oak Ridge is located at the corner of S. Illinois and Rutgers avenues.
TnBank provides ‘hometown Roane Alliance celebrates 2007
banking’ for Oak Ridge 2007 was a wonderful, exciting
year at The Roane Alliance, with
$52 million tourist dollars being
spent in Roane County in one
contributed to our spectacular year.
Here are some excerpts:
The year 1995 saw “Hometown called on TnBank and its “Home- also get free Notary Service, Di- interest and growth in our county year, according to the state’s lat- ROANE REGIONAL: A HOT PROPERTY
Banking” return to Oak Ridge. It town Banking” to help them rect Deposit and a discount on – and especially at Roane Re- est figures – a 7.1 percent increase Roane Regional Business and
was then that 21 organizers and grow. These local businesses Safe Deposit Box Rental. gional Business and Technology over the year before. Technology Park came into its
many local citizens combined have cited the customer service And as stated above, Gold Club Park – reaching record levels in Any year that you can report any own in 2007 – becoming one of
their efforts to open TnBank – the and unique understanding of the Checking members can take ad- many ways: of those accomplishments at one the “hottest” industrial parks in
first locally owned commercial business world as just a couple vantage of fun sightseeing trips • $2 million in sales of Roane time is reason for an economic de- the region.
bank in Oak Ridge since 1953. of reasons to call TnBank their to regional destinations. This County industrial property closed, velopment organization to cel- “The phones have not stopped
Since then, TnBank has seen its hometown bank. makes the trips economical for bringing in a variety of industrial ebrate. But the fact that all this oc- ringing,” Leslie Henderson, Presi-
demand for “Hometown Bank- Besides the typical financial ser- Gold Club Checking members. projects that are expected to cre- curred while other areas of the dent/CEO of The Roane Alliance
ing” force it to grow from one vices offered by most banks, Past trips have includes the ate more than 600 new jobs over country were suffering from some said early this year about the inter-
location to five locations, with TNBank also has a unique pro- Biltmore House, Charleston, the next five years, as well as bring serious economic downturns, est in industrial properties at Roane
two in Oak Ridge, and locations gram for its customers age 50 or S.C., and Williamsburg, Va. up to $28 million in new private makes it all the more special. Regional. “We have been handling
also in Farragut, Maryville and older, which offers fun sightseeing Stop by any of TNBank’s five investment into Roane Regional. But it was not luck. The dedica- more inquiries from industrial
Knoxville – Cedar Bluff. trips. Called the Gold Club locations in Oak Ridge, Cedar • One of our existing industries tion of our volunteers, our hard- prospects than all the other eco-
TnBank President Tom Tuck Checking program, this great pro- Bluff, Farragut and Maryville for – Toho Tenax America – an- working board members and our nomic developers in the region for
attributes the bank’s success to its gram can be opened for $100 and information on GOLD CLUB nounced a $23 million expansion, top-notch, dedicated Alliance staff, several months now.”
dedicated employees, a strong offers unlimited check writing and Checking or any of the other fi- bringing the total investment in the have all combined to ensure that CHAMBER KICKS IT UP A NOTCH
board of directors, and the trust a competitive interest rate earned nancial services TnBank offers, Rockwood carbon fiber plant to all these successes were possible The Chamber of Commerce en-
and support of its community. on your entire balance. such as checking and savings ac- some $37 million. – and my hat’s off to all of them joyed a very busy and productive
“Hometown Banking is what Plus, you can receive all the counts, lines of credit and loans. • Our job growth continued to for making Roane County’s 2007 year under the leadership of Dr.
sets us apart from others,” Tuck special personalized checks you TNBank is a wholly owned outpace that of the state and the a year to remember. Terry Payne of the Oak Ridge
said. “Our growth and increasing need at no additional cost to you; subsidiary of Tennessee Valley US, according to figures from the The Alliance’s 2007 Annual Re- National Lab during the first half
profitability has enabled us to or take advantage of a 20 percent Financial Holdings, Inc. and is University of Tennessee’s eco- port highlights several of the more of the year, and Kathy May- Mar-
expand our services and our geo- discount on other selected check traded under the symbol TVFH. nomic forecaster, even though exciting programs that were imple- tin, of Coldwell Banker, Jim
graphic coverage. TnBank wants styles. Additionally, you can re- For more information about manufacturing job growth contin- mented during the year as well as Henry & Associates, during the
to help people expand businesses ceive free Travelers Checks, TNBank, visit the bank’s Web ues to slow nationwide. some of the more important mile- second half of the year.
and own homes.” Cashier’s Checks, and Money site at www.tnbank.net or call • Our tourist growth continued stones reached over the past year
Many local businesses have Orders at no issue fee. You will (865) 483-9444. its lively growth with more than in Roane County – all of which Page 12
‘Alliance’ continued on Page 12
IMPACT Services, Inc.
Providing Economically and Environmentally Sound Waste Solutions
IMPACT Services, Inc. is a radioactive waste processing facility located at the East Tennessee Technology Park. IMPACT is unique because we offer our clients the only direct rail-
served radioactive processing facility in the U.S. with volumetric clearance capability. This capability allows IMPACT Services the opportunity to provide the most economical radioactive
waste processing alternative in the market. In addition, our direct-served rail depot reduces transfers and costs associated with transporting low-level radioactive waste for disposal.
Again…offering our clients a substantial disposal cost savings.
Additionally, we are one of two radioactive waste processors in the nation licensed to use the patented OREX™ process on polyvinyl alcohol based disposable garments. This process
enables the residues from contaminated garments to be amenable for dissolution and filtration, virtually eliminating disposal volume. IMPACT’s management team has collectively over
20 years of waste processing experience, including over 100 years of combined waste management experience. Our operations staff is comprised of radiation safety officers, health
physics technicians and decontamination experts.
Scope of Services
Volumetric Clearance Services: IMPACT Services’ low cost proprietary method for waste processing (also known as Bulk Survey for Release) enables waste generators to reduce the
volumes of their low-level radioactive wastes and dispose of low specific activity candidate materials as solid waste.
Radioactive Decontamination Services: IMPACT Services removes radioactive contamination from a wide variety of equipment and containers. We provide a certificate of unconditional
releases for beneficial reuse and/or reduced disposal costs for materials that were formerly contaminated.
Waste Stream Inspection and Processing Services: IMPACT removes nonconforming items in waste streams and ensures waste generators that their waste can be disposed of as
efficiently and economically as possible and in conformance with the governing waste acceptance criteria.
Other activities performed—based on the needs of the client—include, but are not limited to: sorting and segregation, waste profiling, absorption and disposal of liquids, low-level
radioactive waste disposal, report preparation and research and development. IMPACT Services is licensed by the state of Tennessee to provide radioactive waste management
services. We are recognized for providing our clients with an excellent customer experience—one of the best in the radioactive waste processing industry.
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 11
Practice wins national awards American Centrifuge Program
The Endoscopy Center of Oak in a five-county area surrounding a larger and more private recov-
Ridge has raked in a couple of
major awards in recent years.
Established in 1997, the cen-
brings jobs to Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge. The practice is an
outpatient center where proce-
dures commonly known as
ery area for patients after their
Its most recent accomplishment
ter is the only ambulatory gas- “scopes” are performed. Recently, was the 2007 Best Practice in GI At the Centrifuge Technology thority. USEC expects to begin on Boeing Road. USEC’s other
trointestinal endoscopy facility the center was expanded to have Endoscopy award. The practice Center and the Centrifuge Test commercial plant operations in strategic suppliers include
also received, in 2005, an award Facility in Oak Ridge, a team of late 2009 and have approximately Alliant Techsystems, Fluor,
for Best Practice in Diagnostic scientists, engineers and techni- 11,500 centrifuge machines de- Honeywell and UT-Battelle.
Colonoscopy. cians are working on USEC Inc.’s ployed in 2012. The American Centrifuge uses
The awards, which were pre- American Centrifuge program. Centrifuge machine testing U.S. centrifuge technology origi-
sented by Surgical Outcomes In- USEC is investing in an ad- takes place at the Centrifuge nally developed by the U.S. De-
formation Exchange (SOIX), are vanced uranium enrichment tech- Test Facility (building K-1600) partment of Energy (DOE), but
a great honor, and the practice is nology known as the American at the East Tennessee Technol- with improvements in efficiency
proud to be recognized for excel- Centrifuge to help fuel the renais- ogy Park. That unique facility through the use of modern mate-
lence in ambulatory surgery, the sance of nuclear power and meet houses valuable equipment and rials, control systems and manu-
health outcomes of patients and the energy needs of a growing infrastructure from the original facturing processes. USEC is
patient satisfaction. population. centrifuge program in the working with Oak Ridge Na-
SOIX, of Richmond, Va., is a The company is in the midst of 1980s. One of USEC’s strate- tional Laboratory on American
nonprofit membership network demonstrating and deploying the gic suppliers, Babcock & Centrifuge technology through
that uses telecommunications American Centrifuge Plant in Wilcox Technical Services DOE’s largest ever cooperative
technology for the confidential Piketon, Ohio. Since 2005, Group Inc., is producing clas- research and development agree-
exchange of information among USEC has been manufacturing sified machine parts for the ment (CRADA).
ambulatory surgical centers machine components and testing American Centrifuge Plant at
across North America. individual centrifuge machines the ACP Manufacturing Center Page 12
‘USEC’ continued on Page 12
The network uses the Outcomes and in Oak Ridge, where scien-
Monitoring System, which bench- tists began testing uranium en-
marks patient outcomes and qual- richment technologies decades
ity of care in ambulatory surgery. ago. Uranium enrichment is a key
OMS reporting has met the crite- step in transforming natural ura-
ria for inclusion in the accredita- nium into fuel for nuclear power
tion process for the Joint Commis- plants. USEC began bringing
sion and Accreditation Associa- new jobs and valuable investment
tion for Ambulatory Healthcare. to East Tennessee in 2001, when
The physicians and staff at the it first proposed reviving the cen-
Endoscopy Center strive for ex- trifuge enrichment technology
cellence in patient care, so being pioneered here.
recognized among the 232 facili- USEC’s Oak Ridge workforce
ties that report information to grew by one-third, or approxi-
SOIX is evidence of that commit- mately 100 positions, in 2007.
ment to patient satisfaction. Currently, about 300 people work
The specialty center evaluates on the American Centrifuge pro-
and treats only digestive problems. gram in Oak Ridge, either directly
And with Colon Cancer Screening for USEC or for one of its strate-
Month coming in March, now is a gic suppliers. USEC expects the
great time to have yourself checked Oak Ridge workforce to continue
for those problems. to grow in 2008 as the company’s
Colon Cancer is the second strategic suppliers manufacture
leading cause of cancer deaths in parts for centrifuge machines to
the United States, but with rou- be installed in the American Cen-
tine colon cancer screening, co- trifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio.
lon polyps and colon cancer can This growth is made possible in
be found and treated. Many cases part through the support and part-
of colon cancer are preventable nership of the State of Tennessee,
with routine colon cancer screen- the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak
ing exams like a colonoscopy. Ridge Economic Partnership, the elch
Welc briefed by employ
USEC President and CEO John Welch (right) is briefed by USEC employees
East Tennessee Economic Coun- ater
Waters (left) Holley (center) top
Dean Waters (left) and Charles “Buddy” Holley (center) at the top of a
abov Endoscopy Center
Pictured above are the facilities at the Endoscopy Center of Oak Ridge. ‘Endoscopy’ continued on Page 12
‘Endoscopy’ Page 12 cil and the Tennessee Valley Au- oot
40-foo machine test
40-foot tall centrifuge machine in a test stand in Oak Ridge.
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In 2007, ORAU successfully state-of-the-art technology,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
operated research experience
programs as well as internships,
we will continue to
strengthen the nation’s global
fellowships, and scholarships competitiveness in education
“This new center will serve for 14 federal agencies to help by stimulating interest in
as a visible focal point for the develop the scientific workforce math, science and technology
national science education of the future. ORAU’s contribu- at all academic levels,” said
programs that ORAU already tion in this area, in addition to Director of ORISE Science
administers on behalf of the program administration, in- Education Programs Wayne
U.S. Department of Energy’s cludes establishing needs analy- Stevenson.
Oak Ridge Institute for Sci- ses and conducting program as- “The addition of our new
ence and Education sessment and evaluation. Center for Science Education
[ORISE],” ORAU President “Through sustained strategic will only help us grow closer
Ron Townsend said. partnerships and the use of to educational excellence.”
Tourism Efforts Paying Off tinued focus on the major
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
In 2007, the Alliance contin-
ued to increase its tourist devel-
opment efforts – and saw those
tourism attractions such as
the Whitestone Inn, the
Riverboat and the Caney
Chamber membership hit a efforts pay off in a big way. Creek RV Park as well as the
record 400 at the end of its an- Marketing Watts Bar Lake as Holiday Home Tours height-
nual membership drive, as an- a destination for fishing was ac- ened awareness and resulted
nounced at the annual Cham- complished with a fishing tour- in many more requests for
ber banquet at Whitestone in nament that had a significant information.
April. Total dues collections payout, attracting fishermen Roane County is seeing the
The Oak Ridge location of Pet Supplies Plus is on S. Illinois Avenue next to Big Lots.
Pe Av next to Lots. continued to rise during the from at least five surrounding results of those increased ef-
year as some significant new states. Major Focus in 2007 forts – a big leap in tourism
Pet supply superstore adds new members signed up for the
first time – including Park
West Hospital, Roane County
Aggressive advertising by
cost-sharing in Southern Living
resulted in a significant increase
revenue year over year in the
latest state report. Local ho-
tel/motel tax receipts jumped
services during first year in town Government and the Roane
in targeted or specific leads for
Roane County businesses. Con-
a whopping 10 percent this
year over last.
Pet Supplies “Plus” was selection and low prices in a hopes to continue to grow in the
founded in 1994 and made its convenient location. coming year. the only domestic enrichment machine and cascade design
way into Oak Ridge with an
opening in December of 2006.
The business celebrated its one-
The 12,000-square-foot Oak
Ridge store is staffed by manager
Mandy Robinson and a team of
Pet Supplies “Plus” offers a
number of conveniences for
customers. It’s open everyday,
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facility using U.S. centrifuge
technology, the American Cen-
trifuge Plant will play a major
parameters while demon-
strating the generation of
product assays in a range
year anniversary at the end of 12 employees, and all workers are honors double coupons, offers “With this new enrichment role in supporting America’s useable by commercial
2007, but during the year Pet Sup- trained to handle pets. pet washing and grooming ser- technology, USEC expects to energy security and national se- nuclear power plants. USEC
plies Plus added a couple of new Owner Doug DeLozier said he vices, and has more than 8,000 provide a long-term, reliable, curity interests.” expects the integrated testing
services to its Oak Ridge location. wanted to bring the store to Oak items at low prices. competitive fuel source for USEC began operating ma- program to continue for an
The store now has a pet Ridge because it was a market The Oak Ridge location of Pet the world’s growing number chines in a cascade configura- extended period of time at a
grooming departments, as well that wasn’t being served, and he Supplies “Plus” is at 216 S. Illi- of nuclear power plants,” tion at the American Centrifuge variety of operating condi-
as a new self-service pet wash. added that the store’s biggest ac- nois Avenue next to Big Lots. For said Robert S. Eby, director, Demonstration Facility in tions and configurations to
The new features are in addition complishment during its first more information, call the store at American Centrifuge Tech- Piketon, Ohio, in late August help identify improvements
to its original advantages – large year was serving that market. He (865) 481-0605. nology and Process Engi- 2007. The Lead Cascade test in machine design, assembly
neering in Oak Ridge. “As program is validating centrifuge and operations.
‘Growth’ Efforts to redevelop the
former K-25 site on the city’s
far west end made great head-
warehouse complex off Ware-
house Road. The proposed
project, located on Cairo lane,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
Later in the year, the Oak
Ridge Industrial Development
way with the sale of three Heri-
tage Center buildings to JMM
would include a 27,000-square-
foot climate-controlled ware-
‘Endoscopy’ at the Endoscopy Center.
Those specialists include Dr.
Kenneth Luckmann, Dr. Phillip
Oak Ridge is located in Suite
220 of Physicians Plaza. The
address is 988 Oak Ridge
Board granted USEC a 10-year, Realty of North Carolina. The house, as well as close to a CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
FROM Ricks, Dr. Clement Block, Dr. Turnpike #220, and the cen-
50 percent tax abatement on buildings have a total of 84,000 dozen smaller storage build- Only the digestive health Ronald Wray, Dr. Mark Prince, ter can be reached by phone
real and personal property in- square feet of office and admin- ings. The facility is now under specialist physicians of Oak Dr. Charles Gholson and Dr. at (865) 483-4366. To learn
vestments. Those investments istrative space. construction. Ridge Gastroenterology As- Ruth Montalvo. more, visit http://
are expected to total more than A Chattanooga developer sociates perform procedures The Endoscopy Center of orgastro.com/.
$100 million. submitted plans for a storage ‘Growth’ continued on Page 27
‘Gro Page 27
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AkinsCrisp plays role in growth
of Oak Ridge, East Tennessee
BY LOIS THOMAS together.” All that changed in in promoting the technology-
Darrell Akins, chairman of 1984 when contract changes in rich corridor that extends
AkinsCrisp Public Oak Ridge called for more tech from Northern Alabama
Strategies, still keeps in his transfer efforts, economic de- through East Tennessee into
desk drawer an index card velopment activities and com- Southwest Virginia into Ken-
from 1983 that carries advice munity out reach. “I was lucky tucky.
from his friend, former Ten- to come back home from Nash- Akins, who lives in Oak
nessee Governor and now ville to take the chamber job Ridge, is on the board of the
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. when all this was occurring,” Oak Ridge Chamber of Com-
At the time, Akins was tak- said Akins who founded his merce, new chairman of the
ing the helm of the Greater company in 1989. board of the Roane County
Knoxville Chamber of Com- As an early cheerleader for United Way, and active in the
merce. Two items on which regional development and for East Tennessee Economic
Alexander advised Akins to promoting the technology as- Council. Chuck Hope, owner of Chuck’s Car Care, looks over the plans for a new, larger facility next to his current location.
Chuck owner Chuck’s ov for new next to
focus were to promote coop- sets of the Tennessee Valley re- AkinsCrisp, with offices in
eration in the greater Knox- gion that includes not only Oak Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Nash-
ville region and to “help ev- Ridge and its facilities but also ville, Washington and Hunts-
erybody understand how im- the University of Tennessee, ville, works with a roster of cli-
Chuck’s Car Care builds new shop
A long time car care facility enced staff members who can Oak Ridge Beer Board, the Cham-
portant Oak Ridge is.” Tennessee Valley Authority ents including large and small
is finding a new home and a identify and repair major vehicle ber of Commerce Board of Direc-
Today, as Oak Ridge corporations and busi-
large upgrade. problems as well as provide rou- tors, the afternoon Rotary Club and
plays increasingly lead- nesses, govermmental
Chuck Hope, owner of Chuck’s tine car maintenance services such is the president of the Board of
ing roles in science mis- ‘We’ve come a long way entities, nonprofit orga-
Car Care, is upgrading his facility as oil changes. The shop has state- Directors for the Oak Ridge Con-
sions, national defense, since the 1980s, when people nizations, and political
by building a 5,000 sq. ft. building of- the-art computer diagnostic vention and Visitors Bureau.
homeland security and candidates. Services
in Oak Ridge and Knoxville next to his current location. testing capabilities which can He expects this increase in his
technology business cover the gamut from
Hope is also expecting to in- evaluate engine, transmission and business will help him to be more
ventures, its importance hardly knew one another, let public and media rela-
crease his number of bays from power train performance. active in the community, and his
is without question. The tions and political and
U.S. Department of alone worked together.’ governmental consulting
two to eight. When queried about the range of increase in staff will allow him to
“We’re looking to be completed services provided, Chuck said, make more time commitments and
Energy’s Oak Ridge in- –Darrell Akins to special event manage-
sometime during the first quarter “We do it all except sell tires.” lessen the amount of time he needs
stallations have become ment and business and
of 2008,” he said. Of critical importance to Chuck to devote to the car center.
the “go-to site for meet- economic development
Hope is expecting the new Hope is the ability to “fix a car and “I always realized I had to give
ing the nation’s biggest chal- and NASA and Defense facili- consulting.
building will require an increase do so at a fair and reasonable back to my community,” he said.
lenges,” observed Akins, not- ties in Huntsville, Ala., Akins Akins, the chairman and
in staff as well. price.” Only the best parts avail- He also hopes his business will
ing the Spallation Neutron and his firm have been inti- partner of AkinsCrisp, works
“I anticipate at least three to five able are used, and Mr. Hope insists be a symbol of Oak Ridge en-
Source project, super com- mately involved in the region’s mainly in the company’s
new staff members,” he said. on maintaining a high level of qual- terprise as a whole, and believes
puters, modernization of Y- rise in reputation as one of the Knoxville and Oak Ridge of-
The new building is simply an- ity control. This philosophy has this will set him apart as a busi-
12, the reindustrialization of world’s leading technology fices. John Crisp, president,
other step in Hope’s long history helped build Chuck’s Car Care ness leader.
the former K-25 site plant centers. CEO and partner, is a veteran
of business in Oak Ridge. He first Center a customer base of more “I believe in the business com-
into the Heritage Center in- When U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp political and public relations
went into business in 1982 with his than 1,500 people, some of whom munity,” he said.
dustrial park, and the growth initiated the idea of the Tennes- strategist, who leads the firm
father at the young age of 19. Ten are third generation customers. Chuck’s Car Care Center is lo-
of major missions at ORAU see Valley Corridor summit in from the Nashville office.
yeas later, they increased in size. Before beginning repair work on cated at 2081 Oak Ridge Turn-
are just a few examples of the mid-1990s, AkinsCrisp was Former U.S. Department of
“In ’92, we went from a small a car, Chuck likes to explain to pike. The facility is open Mon-
Oak Ridge’s leadership posi- chosen to stage the event. The Transportation official John
‘mom and pop’ service station into customers what needs to be done day through Friday from 8 a.m.
tion. 2007 Tennessee Valley Partner- Bobo leads the Washington
what we are today,” he said. and why. Nevertheless, some of his until 6 p.m. On Saturday the cen-
“We’ve come a long way ship Event in Greenville, S.C. office, and Erin Koshut, runs
Once again, Hope is looking established customers are so com- ter is open from 8 a.m. until 11:30
since the 1980s,” said Akins, was the 18th in a series of eco- AkinsCrisp’s Huntsville, Ala.
to enhance his business by tri- fortable with what Chuck does that a.m. but only for Budget truck
“when people in Oak Ridge nomic development summits office. For more information
pling his amount of space from when they have a problem, they rental and customer vehicle pick-
and Knoxville hardly knew that AkinsCrisp has coordinated about AkinsCrisp go to:
his current location. simply say, “Mr. Hope, fix my car.” up and drop-off. For service ap-
one another, let alone worked to inform and mobilize leaders www. akinscrisp.com.
Chuck’s Car Care Center is a Hope is a member of several Oak pointments and information, call
full-service facility with experi- Ridge organizations, including the (865) 483-0979.
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 15
Health care center undergoes
upgrades to serve its patients
A local health care facility has NHC Oak Ridge specializes part of its parent company, Na-
recently completed upgrades, in rehabilitation for its patients, tional HealthCare Corporation,
part of efforts to improve its ser- with 120 licensed professionals or NHC. The company provides
vice to patients and their families. on staff, including physical services to 73 long-term health
NHC HealthCare of Oak therapists, social workers, reg- care centers with 9,129 beds.
Ridge, located on the corner of istered nurses and dieticians. NHC’s affiliates also operate 30
Bus Terminal and Laboratory NHC Oak Ridge offers 122 homecare programs, six inde-
roads, provides a wide variety specialized beds and has re- pendent living centers and as-
of health care services to its cently opened seven private sisted living centers at 22 loca-
customers. rooms to better meet the needs tions. NHC’s other services in-
“We pride ourselves on the of patients. That change is in clude managed care specialty
quality of the care we provide,” addition to other redecorating medical units, Alzheimer ’s
NHC Oak Ridge Administrator and upgrades that have been un- units, hospice and a rehabilita-
Kerry Trammell said. der way recently. tion services company.
Trammell said he feels that In the next year, according to NHC HealthCare of Oak
the biggest strength of NHC is Trammell, NHC hopes to con- Ridge allows 24-hour visiting
the business’ ability to assess tinue its expansion and growth hours for guests. For more in-
the needs of patients and pro- in accordance with the chang- formation or to ask questions,
vide necessary care in an effi- ing needs of the customers. contact NHC Oak Ridge at
wat play for
Pictured above is a swimming pool with a water slide, a kids play area, and a section just for swimming cient manner. The Oak Ridge location is (865) 482-7698.
laps. The miniature water park is one of the amenities at Rarity Ridge.
Rarity Ridge offers classic
charm with modern amenities
Rarity Ridge is a peaceful, Families and individuals will Other amenities include the
1,400-acre community over- enjoy Rarity Ridge’s resort-style 400-acre wildlife preserve,
looking the Clinch River and amenities and traditional neigh- full-service marina, soccer and
the Cumberland Mountains. borhood design. There will be a baseball fields, basketball and
Inside the city limits of Oak Wellness Center with indoor pool, volleyball courts, a fish camp
Ridge and only 15 minutes hot tub, sauna, aerobics center and and even tree houses. A river
from West Knoxville, Rarity strength training facilities. Behind guide and nature director will
Ridge is easily accessible to the Discovery Center, a private be hired to help residents
shops, restaurants, businesses, swimming complex, with lap maximize the many resources
hospitals and schools for your pool, water slide and fountain available.
everyday needs. park, and tennis courts are com- For families, their children
“We’ve created a 21st cen- plete. The tennis courts have high- will attend the Oak Ridge city
tury Mayberry that overlooks performance Har-Tru surfaces school system, which is ranked
the beautiful Clinch River, the and beyond them are miles of second in the southeastern
Cumberland Mountains and walking and bike trails. United States.
the Great Smoky Mountains,” Both the Wellness Center and Homes will have either wa-
Fred McArthur, executive Discovery Center are located in the terfront, waterview or moun-
vice president of Rarity Com- Rarity Ridge Town Center. When tain view sites. The community
munities, says. “We’ve cre- developed, it will also have restau- offers a wide range of homes,
ated a community that is af- rants, shops, banks, offices and a including custom estate homes
fordable, with schools that are gourmet market. The Discovery on riverfront sites; mid-sized
amazing, homes starting in the Center is home the Rarity Ridge cottage, carriage and patio
$180,000s and amenities that sales staff and is the stopping point homes with styles from the
are typically available only at for visitors to get information and 1930s through 1950s; and
the most expensive clubs.” maps about the community. townhomes.
located Terminal ory
NHC HealthCare of Oak Ridge is located at the corner of Bus Terminal and Laboratory roads.
PAGE 16 THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 COMMUNITY GROWTH THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER
Local family top left,
Pictured, top left, are Presidents
display Fo To
Awards on display at Fox Toyota.
Above is the inside of the dealership,
left service Fo
and at left is the service area at Fox
helps boost dealership
To y o ta. The dealer ship will be
moving to new
moving to a new location in April.
55-year-old auto dealership Oak Ridge’s
Pictured are three Cappiello properties in Oak Ridge:
to change locations this year retail scene Outback St
Pet Supplies “Plus,” Outback Steakhouse and the
future home of the Comcast Customer Service
Center, now under renovation.
The coming year will bring The Fox family dealership has portive of community activi- A long-time Oak Ridge fam- more accessible location. With last 8 consecutive years,” Tony
a major change for a long- been in Clinton since 1953 and ties. From the sports teams to ily continues to bring quality re- this remodel, Cappiello Real said. “I think the community
time Anderson County car has been a Toyota dealer since local charitable organizations tailers and restaurateurs to Oak Estate is creating an additional will embrace the intimate atmo-
dealership. 1966 – making it the oldest to business organizations, Ridge and the surrounding area. 9,400 square feet space for sphere, high quality of food and
Fox Toyota, after being in Toyota dealership in Tennessee Clinton and local people Cappiello Real Estate and De- lease located between Comcast excellence service that this res-
the same location in down- continuously operated by the know they can count on Fox. velopment had a busy 2007, and the Rush. taurant provides.
town Clinton since 1953, is same people. Ronnie is very active in the working on and completing a Tony Cappiello, Principal As a practicing attorney and
moving to a new, larger space Fox Toyota has won the pres- Clinton Rotary Club and is its number of projects. Broker and Developer, is developer, Tony continues to be
next to the Interstate 75 inter- tigious President’s Award for ex- past president. Fox Toyota In Oak Ridge, Cappiello Real pleased to welcome such a qual- a strong ambassador for Oak
change in Clinton. cellence in every aspect of ser- and Fox Chevrolet are active Estate and Development reno- ity tenant as Comcast to the Ridge and all of East Tennes-
The new location will host vice every year since the award members of the Anderson vated space on South Illinois to shopping center and proud to see. Each year, he attends the
a grand opening celebration was first instituted in 1986. Fox County and Oak Ridge Cham- make way for a Pet Supplies complete this redevelopment of International Council of Shop-
on April 18, which is 55 years is one of only six dealerships in bers of Commerce and spon- “Plus,” a 12,000-square-foot his father’s shopping center, ping Centers annual conference
to the day after it originally the entire country that has sor at least one of the monthly pet store. The company also re- which was initially constructed and convention, as well as con-
opened. earned this award for 22 con- Chamber Coffees each year. modeled 3,800 square feet for Kmart and Winn-Dixie in ducts other marketing and pub-
Fox Toyota, at its new site, secutive years. In addition, the list of other where Park Med Ambulatory 1978. lic relations activities, in order
will have a much larger inven- In addition to its inventory of organizations they support is Center used to be on S. Illinois Outside Oak Ridge, to promote and attract quality
tory, more space for its ser- new and preowned vehicles, Fox very long. Avenue for its corporate of- Cappiello Real Estate and De- restaurants and businesses to
vice department, and better Toyota offers a variety of the The dealership is open from fices. velopment has been focusing the community.
customer service, according newest Toyota cars to rent for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday Currently, Cappiello Real Es- on redeveloping structures in These efforts have proved
to owner Ronnie Fox. monthly, weekly, daily or week- through Friday and 8 a.m. to tate and Development is com- the Knoxville community. successful in the past, with
In addition, the new build- end specials, with limited or un- 6 p.m. Saturday. Contact the pleting construction on the fi- Most recently, the company Cappiello Real Estate and De-
ing will be in compliance with limited miles. dealership at (865) 457-1773, nal phase of redeveloping Illi- has acquired the property at velopment successfully bring-
Toyota’s guidelines that re- The individual Fox family or visit its Web site, www. nois Crossing to provide space 6709 Kingston Pike and has at- ing companies such as Books-
quire all dealerships to have members, along with the Fox foxtoyotaclinton.com, where for Comcast Cable, as a cus- tracted Amerigo Restaurant to A-Million, Panera Bread and
a uniform look by 2010. Toyota and Fox Chevrolet you can learn more about the tomer service and bill payment this location. Outback Steakhouse to Oak
“We’re going to be in it be- dealerships, have always been services and search through center. “Amerigo Italian Restaurant Ridge.
fore the deadline,” Fox said. very much involved in and sup- the current inventory. Comcast is relocating from has been voted the best over-all
Grove Center to a more visible, restaurant in Nashville for the Page
‘Cappiello’ continued on Page 22
145 E. Vance Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Clary, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Kathryn B. Stephens, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Frances Pisano, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Saroj Mehta, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Paul Barongan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Melissa Hood, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Daphne McCall, M.D.,F.A.A.P.
Mary Cathey, R.N., CPNP
Amy Wolz, R.N., CPNP
Susan McCue, R.N., CPNP
Nicole Beavers, R.N., CPNP
Karen Wilkinson, R.N., CPNP
Meg Evans, R.N.,
L.F. Preston, M.D.
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 17
New name, branch highlight
2007 for Enrichment FCU
2007 was a year of remark- development of the credit union. new concept enables members
able and unprecedented change On Nov. 5, 2007, K-25 offi- to enjoy more privacy, reduce
for Enrichment Federal Credit cially became known as Enrich- their transaction time and avoid
Union; from the creation and ment Federal Credit Union. It was standing in line. There is also
implementation of a new name a smooth transition with the over- a concierge station where a
and identity to the construction whelming majority of feedback in credit union representative
and development of additional favor of the new direction. greets members and provides
branch offices, officials and Enrichment’s seventh branch information and personal assis-
management experienced a de- office, located on Northshore tance.
manding and successful year of Drive at Pellissippi Parkway, is New Tazewell will be the site
growth and operation. scheduled to open the middle of of Enrichment Federal Credit
The biggest challenge the February. The new Northshore Union’s next new full-service
credit union faced in 2007 was Branch has more than 5,200 branch office. The property is
the creation and implementa- square feet of retail financial located on South Broad Street,
tion of a new name. The ques- services space including drive in front of the Wal-mart and IMPA radioactive wast processing
Pictured are IMPACT’s radioactive waste processing facilities.
tion of whether or not to up lanes, ATM and offices for Ingles Shopping Center. The
change the name had been dis-
cussed numerous times over
the years, especially as the dis-
mortgage loan origination and
MEMBERS Financial Services.
There is a children’s play area,
new office will be approxi-
mately 3,000 square feet in size
and feature the convenience of
IMPACT gives economical
mantling and reutilization of safe deposit boxes and a cyber drive-ups with ATM and safe
K-25 progressed. The decision
to change the K-25 name to
Enrichment wasn’t an easy one,
cafe with coffee bar and com-
The building design features
deposit boxes. Enrichment
Federal Credit Union has been
serving the Claiborne County
and environmental choice for
but one that management and
officials felt would be instru-
mental to the future growth and
individual dialog towers for
member transactions instead of
the traditional teller line. This
community since 1996.
‘Enrichment’ continued on Page 5
radioactive waste processing
IMPACT Services Inc. is a radio- eliminating disposal volume. for beneficial reuse and/or reduced
active waste processing facility lo- IMPACT’s management team disposal costs for materials that
cated at the East Tennessee Tech- has collectively more than 20 years were formerly contaminated.
nology Park. of waste processing experience, -Waste Stream Inspection and
IMPACT is unique because we including more than 100 years of Processing Services – IMPACT
offer our clients the only direct rail- combined waste management ex- removes nonconforming items in
served radioactive processing fa- perience. Our operations staff is waste streams and ensures waste
cility in the U.S. with volumetric comprised of radiation safety of- generators that their waste can be
clearance capability. This capabil- ficers, health physics technicians disposed of as efficiently and eco-
ity allows IMPACT Services the and decontamination experts. nomically as possible and in con-
opportunity to provide the most IMPACT’s scope of services formance with the governing waste
economical radioactive waste pro- includes: acceptance criteria.
cessing alternative in the market. -Volumetric Clearance Ser- Other activities performed –
In addition, our direct-served rail vices – IMPACT Services’ low based on the needs of the client –
depot reduces transfers and costs cost proprietary method for waste include, but are not limited to: sort-
associated with transporting low- processing (also known as Bulk ing and segregation, waste profil-
level radioactive waste for dis- Survey for Release) enables ing, absorption and disposal of liq-
posal. Again…offering our clients waste generators to reduce the uids, low-level radioactive waste
a substantial disposal cost savings. volumes of their low-level radio- disposal, report preparation and
Additionally, we are one of two active wastes and dispose of low research and development.
radioactive waste processors in specific activity candidate mate- IMPACT Services is licensed by
the nation licensed to use the pat- rials as solid waste. the state of Tennessee to provide
ented OREX process on polyvi- -Radioactive Decontamination radioactive waste management ser-
nyl alcohol-based disposable gar- Services – IMPACT Services re- vices. We are recognized for pro-
ments. This process enables the moves radioactive contamination viding our clients with an excellent
residues from contaminated gar- from a wide variety of equipment customer experience – one of the
Enrichment Wa Richard Abbott, unv new Enrichment
Enrichment CEO Wayne Hope (right), and Board Chairman Richard Abbott, unveil the new Enrichment signage ments to be amenable for disso- and containers. We provide a cer- best in the radioactive waste pro-
on the Oak Ridge Credit Union Office on Nov. 5, 2007.
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Pictured is SCI’s new leadership team. From left to right are Peter Engel, Patricia Baird and Raymond Lupo.
new leadership team. Fr left to Pe Patricia Raymond Lupo.
Not pictured is Al Rodriguez. certif
tified Tracy off Bev
Pictured are certified public accountant Tracy Larabee, right, and office manager Beverly Cantrell.
Consulting co. has new leadership Accountant uses knowledge of
The Department of Energy the small business community cial, international, and Federal
Oak Ridge Office’s award to
SCI Consulting Services Inc.
with seminars like the one sched-
uled in February in Washington
marketplace and he also brings
a wealth of complex, technical
local area to meet clients’ needs
was the first of many changes entitled, “Doing Business with project and large program man- Tracy J. Larabee, CPA, has cluding two years as vice-chair), that their accounting needs will
for the company in 2007. the Feds from a Small Business agement experience. Most re- been serving clients in Oak he knows that to maintain and be handled in an efficient and
The award hired SCI to CEO’s Perspective.” (For more cently, Lupo was the deputy Ridge and East Tennessee since expand his professional knowl- timely manner.
provide the three Oak Ridge information on this seminar re- general manager at SAIC, a 1989. He is a licensed certified edge continuing education is Larabee stresses that his office
reservation sites with infor- fer to www.lynettespano.com.) $600 million organization. public accountant and is a crucial. He spends many hours goal is to provide accounting
mation technology (IT) sup- After naming Mr. Raymond When asked about his tran- graduate of Middle Tennessee annually attending professional services with a personal, profes-
port, including end-user sup- Lupo as president, she added sition to SCI, Lupo responded, State University and Oak Ridge training courses and is a mem- sional and affordable attitude.
port, server management, ap- two more individuals to her stra- “I am honored that Lynette has High School. His firm offers a ber of the American Institute of He knows that each client ex-
plications and database man- tegic management team: Mr. chosen me to expand the com- wide array of services includ- Certified Public Accountants pects and deserves to receive the
agement, systems software, Peter Engel as senior vice presi- pany. The company has done ing individual, business, estate and the Tennessee Society of best service his office can pro-
help desk operations, data dent of Washington D.C. Opera- well to date and the challenge and trust tax preparation, small Certified Public Accountants. vide. He feels this attitude to-
center operations, and hard- tions and Ms. Patricia (Patty) ahead of us is to build on SCI’s business bookkeeping and pay- Larabee knows the impor- ward client services have been
ware and software support of Baird, senior vice president for successes and grow and ma- roll services, compiled and re- tance that quality employees instrumental in his office being
computer resources. business development. ture as an organization.” viewed financial statements and can bring to client services. His named the “Best Accountant of
Before the end of the year, Both Baird and Engel have Spano in reflecting on the consulting services. office manager, Beverly Anderson County “ for three
Lynette Spano, SCI’s founder, served in a variety of roles with year stated, “During 2007, SCI His experience and knowl- Cantrell, a 1983 Oak Ridge consecutive years in a voting of
who had successfully managed multiple companies and collec- turned the corner on a new era. edge of the area allow Larabee High School graduate, has as- Anderson County residents in a
and evolved the company over tively bring more than 50 years We are excited about growing to better understand the ac- sociate degrees in office infor- countywide publication.
the previous 24 years, an- of experience working in the fed- our presence especially in Oak counting needs of his clients. mation technology and general For an appointment or infor-
nounced a leadership change eral marketplace. Rounding out Ridge as well as our D.C.- He has an especially strong technology from Roane State mation related to income tax
as she relinquished the title the team is Mr. Al Rodriguez, based operations. We have al- background in estate and trust Community College. In addi- preparation, small business ser-
chief executive officer. who has assumed the role of chief ways been a company that is tax planning and preparation as tion, Cantrell is a notary public vices, or other accounting ser-
She has also decided to pur- solutions and process architect. great to work for and a great well as all aspects of small busi- and has been a Certified Public vices, contact the office of
sue her passion of giving back Lupo brings more than 24 years company to do business with ness accounting. Secretary since 1998. Her ex- Tracy J. Larabee, CPA, at (865)
to the community, especially of IT experience in the commer- and that will not change!” As a past member of the Oak perience and professional atti- 425-7736 or by e-mail at
Ridge Board of Education (in- tude provide clients assurance email@example.com.
900 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
401 S. Illinois Avenue Cedar Bluff
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 1005 N. Cedar Bluff
Phone: 865-483-9444 Knoxville, TN 37923
11200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
543 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37801
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Angel and Associates: Small
firm allows personal service
It may be one of the
newest businesses of
any kind in Oak
Ridge, but the staff at
Angel and Associates
are certainly not new
to their profession.
The law firm was
Pictured abo v e are the headquar t er s of founded just days
Philotechnics located Center
Philotechnics Ltd, located in Horizon Center.
ago, on Jan. 30, 2008,
by attorneys Kevin C.
Philotechnics offers variety of Angel and Lauren
Biloski and assistants
Debby Cridee and
radiological services Lauren Ridenour.
They boast trial ex-
perience for their cli-
Philotechnics Ltd is a full-scope including initial surveys, decon- disposal criteria, and waste ents but have a small
radiological services company tamination, waste disposal, and we streams to provide cost and sched- firm’s dedication to
headquartered in Oak Ridge. Their will also complete their license ter- ule efficiencies. client attitude.
core philosophy is a commitment mination, when all of the contami- • Understand the criteria for dis- The team formed
to being the most responsive, nation is removed.” posal at each disposal site. the practice in order
broad-spectrum radiological ser- As the nation’s premier group of • Integrate D&D planning and to have a firm com-
vices provider in the nation – dedi- waste management professionals, operations with waste management pletely devoted to
cated to advising customers on the they bring direct experience as to identify and capture cost savings serving their clients.
most appropriate method to ac- waste managers, operations manag- throughout the life of a project. They felt they could
complish their objectives. ers, D&D managers, and radiologi- Their Oak Ridge headquarters, do that better in a
Philotechnics maintains licenses cal controls experts at the majority which opened in November 2006, smaller, more per-
to receive, transport and dispose of of the nation’s waste processing and house the corporate offices and a sonal setting than in
radioactive and mixed waste disposal facilities and at numerous 11,000-square-foot licensed facil- larger practices.
throughout the U.S. This allows generator sites. ity for radioactive materials. This But being a smaller
possession of material at the source Philotechnics offer specific ad- facility is available for packaging, firm doesn’t keep An-
area, and determine the most effec- vantages: transfer, transport and light pro- gel and Associates
tive disposition of the material • Independent broker of broad- cessing of radioactive waste from from taking big cases.
based on the waste stream. spectrum waste management ser- a broad range of commercial and For a firm it’s size, it
Philotechnics also provides vices, with no machines to feed, dis- government customers. handles an impressive
world class decontamination and posal cells to fill, or quotas to meet. “The professionals at amount of larger
decommissioning services for ra- • Expert management of all types Philotechnics bring a unique capa- criminal cases, with
dioactive facilities and operations. of waste – from solid and liquid bility to support waste manage- more homicide cases Pictured is the staff of Angel and Associates, Oak Ridge’s newest law firm.
staff Associates, new law firm.
They deploy experienced profes- radioactive waste to RCRA – and ment challenges,” said Armbrust, than most similarly From left to right are Lauren Ridenour, Lauren Biloski, Debby Cridee and
left to Ridenour, Debby
sionals and equipment to survey, TSCA-hazardous radioactive ma- “We have led projects and worked sized firms. Kevin Angel.
decontaminate, and release facili- terials. for almost every rad waste process- And they’re having
ties and material for further use. • Flexibility to use any waste pro- ing and disposal operation in the successful results with their and Associates staff also wanted ing their skills in the prac-
“We are currently completing cessor or disposal operation in the United States. We use this hands- cases, as well. In their last to bring a strictly local firm to tice of law.
the largest pharmaceutical labora- country. on knowledge to identify the best three first-degree murder Oak Ridge to serve clients in Their mission statement is
tory fire recovery and site decon- • Expertise to match waste man- end point for each type of waste. cases, one was dismissed, this community. to “service each client’s
tamination in the world, where our agement and disposition to the “This capability to integrate the and the other two resulted in One of the business’ needs on the same basis, no
staff has remediated radiological unique characteristics of the waste. customers’ waste stream with the combined sentences of five strengths is its staff, which is matter what the size of the
laboratory facilities in four build- Their personnel developed accep- right process or disposal operation years. The two clients had close and very cohesive. The case.”
ings,” reported President Andy tance criteria at several processor saves them time, cost and helps been facing up to 53 years. members of the firm also strive Angel and Associates is lo-
Armbrust. “Our team is providing facilities. This means they can them comply with the vast number The members of the Angel to continue learning and hon- cated at 166 Fairbanks Road.
life cycle support to the project, match regulatory requirements, of regulatory requirements.”
As a local independent agent,
we can design an insurance
program that’s just right
for you and your family.
Give the people you love
S & R Insurance Services, Inc.
146 Talmeda Road, Oak Ridge
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AllMeds’ specialty focus bucks
trends in practice management
Mandates and studies issued needs of physicians across today’s sponsibility for developing clini-
recently by the federal govern- very broad medical spectrum. cal content on the shoulders of
ment have placed the need for However, MRI’s CEO, Peter their customers. But, therein lies
medical practices to “go digital” Waegemann, recently told Mod- the problem.
in the headlines of papers and ern Healthcare magazine that Writing a comprehensive, us-
websites across the US. Presiden- many EMRs lack the sophistica- able library can take up to 400
tial candidates, each touting their tion needed to be effective in hours of a physician’s time – time
own healthcare reform plans, specialized medical environ- that is already in very short sup-
preach that electronic medical ments. Mr. Waegemann went on ply and very expensive. The
records (EMRs) must be at the to say that “If [an EMR] has sheer amount of time required for
forefront of efforts to reduce the been designed for everyone, for such a task oftentimes delays
cost of healthcare and to improve every specialty, you could al- implementations, frustrates users,
the quality and safety of medi- most throw it out.” and is one of the top reason be-
cine. It seems clear that tradi- Indeed, according to MRI’s hind EMR failures. Some ven-
tional paper chart systems are data, that seems to be what is hap- dors rely on third party resources
soon to be a relic of the past. pening. It’s also what AllMeds, to sell libraries to specialty cus-
What, then, to make of a recent an Oak Ridge-based EMR ven- tomers, but doing so oftentimes
study that shows slow overall dor, has found during their 21- raises the overall cost and com- new machine uto er.
Aut Service Center
Jon Thompson uses the new alignment machine at Thompson Tire and Auto Service Center.
EMR adoption rates and a high year history. plexity of the solution to unac-
rate of failure among those who
actually have ventured into this
brave new world?
Bill Rust, AllMeds’ CEO,
states “We’ve found that EMR
vendors serve both themselves
AllMeds’ business model fo-
cuses only on a select group of
Thompson adds equipment, staff
Nearly 20 percent of respon- and their customers best when specialty environments, includ- Thompson Tire & Service Cen- As an authorized American Car ees, including a number of family
dents to the Medical Records they don’t try to be all things to ing Otolaryngology, Ortho- ter Inc. is a family owned and op- Care Center (ACCC) dealer, members. In addition to owners
Institute’s (MRI) Survey of all physicians. Specialty physi- paedics, and Pain Management. erated business located at 95 Mid- Thompson’s customers can pur- Ralph and Amy Thompson, their
Electronic Medical Records cians oftentimes find that gen- Such focus allows the company way Road. Ralph Thompson, chase tire and mechanical warran- children Rocky, Dee Dee and
Trends & Usage are currently eralized EMRs lack essential to adopt a different approach to- owner/manager, opened the busi- ties that will be honored by ACCC Jonathan also work there. Their tire
“de-installing” an EMR or have functionality when they’re shoe- ward the issue of clinical content. ness in 2001. dealers nationwide. technicians are provided with the
done so in the past. Eight per- horned into more specialized AllMeds employs the expertise “Since opening we have had one The business is now an associ- latest training in tire pressure moni-
cent have fully returned to a pa- settings. Many of our specialty of a group of medical consultants principal goal and that is to pro- ate dealer for Michelin and has toring systems and tire safety.
per-based records system. Fur- groups have moved from one of in each specialty area they serve. vide ethical, high-quality and reli- adapted its inventory to offer There are also certified ASE me-
thermore, 30 percent of users the generalized solutions to ours These specialty physicians de- able service and products to our Michelin and BF Goodrich tires, chanics who maintain the required
report only partial usage among for this very reason.” velop exhaustive content that is customers,” said Thompson. An- along with many other brands. training for their certification.
their practices’ medical staff. The availability of clinical con- installed with the EMR at the other focus is on maintaining a Thompson Tire also offers full In addition to the eight service
A recent article in Modern tent is likely the driving force be- time of implementation. The con- “clean, safe and professional envi- service automotive repair. Rocky bays, Thompson Tire has clean
Healthcare magazine suggests hind such results. Clinical con- tent continues to evolve and grow ronment for our customers.” Thompson manages the automo- restrooms and two comfortable
that the disconnect between fu- tent is required to sufficiently as the company leverages an ex- The business recently added a tive services division and is cer- waiting rooms equipped with sat-
turist visions and current EMR document exam findings, diag- panding base of specialty users computerized Hunter alignment tified as an ASE Master Automo- ellite TV, with one room set up es-
implementation rates are most noses, and medical plans. To be to build onto the libraries. and a transmission flush machine bile Technician. pecially for children’s enjoyment.
striking within the ranks of medi- truly effective, an EMR must AllMeds’ libraries are consid- to its list of equipment, as well as a “We have the latest scan tools to The business also prides itself in
cal specialists, such as possess a comprehensive library ered to be the most extensive in new tire technician and mechanic diagnosis your maintenance being a good neighbor in the com-
otolaryngologists and ortho- of information that alleviates the the industry and provide physi- to its staff. And that’s not the end needs,” Rocky says. “In addition, munity by participating in and sup-
paedic surgeons. need for physicians to document cian groups with the ability to of the service center’s growth. we perform a 12-point safety in- porting events, schools, churches
Most EMR vendors provide so- from scratch. Otherwise, both the productively use their EMR on Obtaining this state-of-the-art spection on each vehicle serviced. and other local businesses.
lutions that are designed for gen- workflow efficiencies and the day-one. AllMeds’ content in- equipment was one highlight of the This inspection covers brakes, Thompson Tire is a member of
eralized medical fields, rather than documentation improvements cludes specialty-based protocols last year at Thompson. tires, minor tune up needs, fluids, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Com-
specialties. Such vendors focus touted by EMR vendors suffer. and algorithms, patient informa- Thompson Tire is preparing CV axles, steering and suspension merce and the Better Business
much of their R&D efforts and But, according to Waegemann, tion forms (PIFs) and correspon- two new bays to handle align- components, and wipers. Bureau. Hours of operation are
dollars on solving the needs of phy- “most medical specialty societ- dence, templated histories and ments and oil change services to “We can take care of all of your Monday through Friday from 8
sicians such as family practitioners ies simply are not ready to ‘come specialty-focused CPT/ICD-9 cut down customers’ wait times. service needs from bumper to a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on
or pediatricians. There are also up with the data’ around which codes, and prescription hotlists In addition, in the next year they bumper, and we can service most tire or automotive services stop by
some manufacturers who opt for vendors can design specialized unique to each specialty. hope to remodel the older any type of vehicle from your older or call (865) 482-4061.
an even wider approach, attempt- systems.” Therefore, most gener- building’s entrance area to in- classic to your new hybrid!” Customers can learn more at
ing to build systems that suit the alized EMR vendors put the re- ‘AllMeds’ continued on Page 32
Page clude a tire and wheel display. Thompson Tire has 10 employ- www.thompsontireservice.com.
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At SunTrust Bank, it’s about
‘seeing beyond money’
“Seeing Beyond Money” is Ridge Branch, Steven Brand, sonal and professional lives. We
not just our advertising theme, manager of our Oak Ridge Kroger see businesses, large and small,
but our approach to doing In Store Branch, Mary Ann driving commerce and creating
business. Watkins, assistant manager of our prosperity for their employees,
Yes, we’re big. With more Oak Ridge Kroger In Store stakeholders, and clients.
than $183 billion in assets, Branch, Patsy Shultz, manager of In our view, all of our clients
more than 1,700 branches and our Clinton Branch and Janet – from the trading desk to the
an extensive ATM network Parks, manager of our Lake City sales floor, the corner office to
throughout the high-growth Branch. Together these leaders the living room – deserve more
Southeast and Mid-Atlantic have more than 120 years of bank- than business as usual. They
States, we have the resources ing experience. deserve our very best. At
to compete with any bank in But the real difference is qual- SunTrust, we see beyond, and
artist’s new Fo Chevrolet Clinton.
Pictured is an artist’s rendering of the new Fox Chevrolet in Clinton.
East Tennessee. And we’ve ity. The quality our employees go beyond, what’s expected.
been providing financial ser- provide. We provide high qual- We actively pursue the best –
vices for over 194 years. We’re
proud of that.
Our four branches in Ander-
ity financial services to our cli-
ents, but it’s our employees that
give those services their face,
for our clients, shareholders,
employees and communities.
In these unsettled economic
Fox Chevrolet moves just around
son County, make us well posi-
tioned to provide convenience,
extended hours through our
their personality. Our employees
are committed to fully under-
standing our client’s needs and
times, we know there are risks
as well as opportunities. Our
skill lies in the ability of our
the corner, starts remodeling
Kroger In Store branch, and the goals so that we may serve them people to deliver the right bal- An established car dealership Chevrolet has moved into the a new site near the Interstate 75
personal service our clients are better. That’s what “Seeing Be- ance of financial security, capi- in Clinton is moving this year old Fox Toyota building located interchange in Clinton in April.
looking for. Our team in Ander- yond money” really means. tal strength and customer ser- to a new home just down the at 224 S. Main St. Remodeling on the old Fox
son County is led by David We strive to understand the vice to implement practical so- road. The old Fox Chevrolet prop- Toyota building to fit the new
Bradshaw, Anderson County people behind each account num- lutions to our customer’s fi- In 1992, the Fox family ex- erty has been sold to White Re- General Motors/Chevrolet im-
president for SunTrust, Pam ber. We see individuals with great nancial needs. panded its Toyota dealership to alty in order to make way for a age will be completed in the
York, manager of our Oak hopes and big dreams for their per- Generations of our clients can include the Chevrolet dealer- new Food City supermarket. next 12 months.
attest to the benefits of ship formerly owned by George Construction on the new store Even during the remodeling,
choosing SunTrust to Krebs. should begin some time this customers can still stop in and
meet their financial needs. After 16 years located at 503 month. Meanwhile, the Fox check out Fox for a great deal
How we’re available to S. Charles Seivers Blvd., Fox Toyota dealership will move to on a new Chevrolet or a used car.
listen, not just to sell
products and services. partner Tommy Tucker, opened jor businesses located there.
How we provide quality,
client focused solutions.
‘Cappiello’ Oak Ridge’s first privately
owned restaurant on Tennessee
Today, Cappiello Real Estate
and Development is still a fam-
Solutions that are inte- 16
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
FROM Avenue known as the T&C Café. ily owned business and is dedi-
grated, comprehensive Cappiello said he looks for- Later, Cappy, as he was com- cated to Oak Ridge and sur-
and creative. Determined ward to a bright future for his monly known, purchased Oak rounding areas.
with the client’s needs and company, with several projects Ridge property from the U.S. “I’m proud to carry on the
goals as the focal point. in the works. He follows in the federal government including legacy that my father estab-
Everything we do re- footsteps of his father – A. P. the “Arcade Building,” where lished nearly 60 years ago,”
volves around applying Cappiello. Born in New York, his first restaurant was located Tony said.
the principles of excep- the youngest of 15 children of and now is home to the Soup Tony graduated from
tional service to our cli- Italian immigrants, A. P. Kitchen, Epicurean and other Vanderbilt University and Uni-
ents. We recognize the Cappiello came to Oak Ridge in office and retail vendors. versity of Tennessee College of
value of their business World War II in 1942. People in the community Law. He practiced law in Hous-
and look forward to help- With hard work, entrepreneur- thought Cappy was overly opti- ton before returning to Oak
abov SunTrust’s Anderson Team. Fr left to front
Pictured above is SunTrust’s Anderson County Team. From left to right in front
David Bradshaw Anderson president; Janet Par
are David Bradshaw, Anderson County president; Janet Parks, manager of the
ing them make the most ial talent and a “sixth sense” mistic when he purchased a large Ridge to take over the family
Lake City Branch; Mary Ann Watkins, assistant manager of the Oak Ridge Kroger of their finances.
Lake Branch; Mary Watkins, Kroger about acquiring land that most empty tract of property on Illi- business.
St Branch. ro Pam Yor
In Store Branch. In the second row are Pam York, manager of the Oak Ridge Seeing beyond money considered worthless, but which nois Avenue in the 1950s. This For more information about the
Branch; and Patsy Shultz, manager Clinton Branch. Not pictured is Steven Brand, is more than what we say.
Branch; Patsy Clinton Branch. Not St he envisioned as commercial tract has become one of the most company and the properties it has
Kroger St Branch.
manager of the Oak Ridge Kroger In Store Branch. It’s what we do. and residential developments. active retail locations in town available, call (865) 482-1214 or
A.P. Cappiello, along with his with more nearly two dozen ma- visit www.cappiellorealestate.com.
We are proud to announce
the opening of
the law offices of
Angel & Associates
166 Fairbanks Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Your Legal Needs
Kevin C. Angel
Lauren R. Biloski
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 23
OB-GYN Associates’ services
include laser hair removal
Tired of dealing with unwanted get laser treatment done on their all know that those two methods
hair? Shaving or waxing until bikini lines and under their arms. can lead to irritation and un-
you can’t stand it any more? And, we prefer to do these treat- sightly bumps.”
Well, laser hair removal may ments in the winter or when Besides laser hair removal,
be just the thing you’ve been women aren’t receiving sun expo- OB-GYN Associates also offer
looking for. OB-GYN Associ- sure since this allows the most various facials, skin peels and
ates of Oak Ridge offers the lat- effective treatment.” masks to exfoliate the skin, as
est in laser hair removal and OB-GYN Associates uses a well as IPL photo rejuvenation.
other types of skin car services. Lumenis Lightsheer diode laser Facial massages help:
Laser hair removal is used pri- for its laser hair removal treat- • Relax the facial muscles.
marily for people who want to ment. This state-of-the-art system • Stimulate blood and lymph
remove unwanted body hair, is specifically designed to remove circulation.
with common treatment areas unwanted hair faster, with less • Improve overall metabolism
including the legs, armpits, up- discomfort and is more reliable and activate sluggish skin.
per lip, chin and bikini line. than other methods. • Improve muscle tone.
“A lot of women suffer from Carter explained that the laser • Cleanse the skin of impurities
embarrassing facial hair,” said destroys the capillaries that carry and helps maintain moisture con-
Pictured above is a new building
Susan Carter, a licensed blood flow to the hair follicle. tent fo the cells. at Po well’s Crown College that
aesthetician and laser technician “Laser hair removal will keep • Slough off dead skin cells. constructed by Michael
was constructed by Michael Brady
with OB-GYN Associates. “Ad- you from having to frequently • Reduces puffiness and sinus At
Inc. At right is a picture of the
ditionally, many women want to shave or wax,” she said. “And we congestion. before project.
building before the recent project.
• Increases product absorption. company’s efforts to
The company’s ef for ts to reuse
• Relieves muscle tension. hav featured
old buildings have been featured
Chemical peels help: on ABC’s 20/20.
• Reduce the depth of fine lines.
• Rejuvenate skin with a youth-
• Make pores appear smaller.
• Makes skin feel smoother and
• Clear up acne.
Knoxville’s Michael Brady Inc.
• Fade brown spots.
• Loosen dead cells.
In addition to various facials,
brings design to life
skin peels, masks and IPL photo Whether giving an old 1990, the firm has grown in both spaces, as well as churches,
rejuvenation, OB-GYN Associ- building a new purpose or cre- size and momentum, providing schools, and medical centers.
ates offer physician strength skin ating a new space from the architectural, engineering, de- In addition to new projects,
care products and glominerals. ground up, Michael Brady sign, and construction manage- the firm is also known for its
And the best part is OB-GYN Inc. views each project as a ment services to fifty states. Hav- innovative rebuilds. One of
Associates does free consulta- chance to improve people’s ing all these services under one those projects, Crown College
tions, so any of these services and lives through the built envi- roof, says Brady, “Enables us to in Powell, was given positive
products can be fully explained ronment. work together better as a team mention on a 20/20 episode
and discussed in depth. Also “We focus on making our and to ensure our projects are covering urban restoration.
working in skin care services at clients’ living and working ex- better coordinated and more cost Giving these old buildings
OB-GYN Associates is Iris periences more efficient and efficient.” a new life, says Brady, adds
Tollett, a laser technician and li- more enjoyable” says founder With the ability to assimilate to Knoxville’s richness of
censed electrologist. Michael Brady. “Every innovative techniques from a character. “We are surrounded
OB-GYN Associates of Oak project is an opportunity to do wide variety of fields, Michael by a lot of natural beauty, and
Ridge was founded in 1977 and that in a new and different Brady Inc. focuses on producing a great quality of life – that’s
is located at 988 Oak Ridge Turn- way, to improve the flow of effective, attractive, and fiscally what attracts people to the re-
pike – Suite 140, located at Phy- people within the building as responsible design solutions. The gion. Our goal is to continue
sicians Plaza. For more informa- well as the neighborhood.” firm’s portfolio includes indus- to enhance that quality
Carter, aesthetician echnician
Susan Carter, a licensed aesthetician and laser technician with OB-GYN tion, or to set up a free consulta- Established in Knoxville in trial, commercial, and dining through our services.”
Associates, demonstrates how laser hair removal is performed.
Associates, demonstrates how remov perf tion, call (865) 483-7415.
We are dedicated to serving all your business or
individual accounting needs in a professional and timely
manner. Call today to set up an appointment.
Tracy J. Larabee, CPA
Serving Oak Ridge since 1989
675 Emory Valley Road, Suite A2. Oak Ridge, TN
Phone: (865) 425-7736 • Fax: (865) 481-4814
Member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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S&R Insurance agents say
great service is the best policy
can meet the staff, request a quote,
read the agency’s newsletters, send
e-mail, ask questions or visit insur-
Jeffers, a Certified Insurance
Counselor with 28 years’ experi-
ence, is a licensed property, casu-
alty, bonds, life and health agent.
She works primarily with commer-
cial lines customers.
Jeffers is an active member of the
community, participating in The
Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, Oak
Ridge Humane Society and Oak
Ridge Chamber, in addition to pro-
fessional insurance organizations. Restoration Services Inc. and VETCO sign a recent partnership agreement.
estoration Services VETCO tnership
Linda Taras, vice president, is
licensed in property, casualty,
bonds, life and health coverages,
and works primarily with personal
Co. attributes success to planning
lines customers. Restoration Services, Inc next 25 RSI employees to fill key ship agreement with a small-dis-
Shelia Adkins is licensed in prop- (RSI) is a local environmental positions within the Bechtel abled veteran-owned company ,
erty, casualty and bonds. She also services company supporting the Jacobs organization. VETCO LLC. They hope to help
works primarily with personal lines DOE cleanup missions in Ten- In 2003, a mentor-protégé agree- move this venture into the De-
customers. nessee, Kentucky, Ohio and ment with Bechtel Jacobs Co. al- partment of Defense and Home-
Janet Walker is licensed in prop- South Carolina. lowed RSI to build a business in- land Security areas.
erty, casualty, bonds, life and “Making the decision to start our frastructure that would position RSI contributed more than
health. She works primarily with own business was relatively them for more complex govern- $70,000 in 2007 to a wide range
commercial lines customers. simple, says Staci Ferguson, ment contracts, “we were excited of community organizations. The
Camie Miller is the agency’s re- founder and president of Restora- to get the mentor-protégé agree- list of contributions includes: Oak
ceptionist, and is training to be- tion Services, Inc. “Deciding ment with Bechtel Jacobs. Not only Ridge High School Graduation
come a customer service represen- where to go from there is what did it enable us to take on more Celebration, Oak Ridge Boys
Pictured from S&R Insurance are Vice President Linda Taras, President tative. Camie handles marketing keeps you up at night.” That hasn’t project work as a whole, it also Club, Anderson County Commu-
Jeffers Muff mascot.
Cyndi Jeffers and Muffin, the agency’s mascot.
and billing questions. deterred RSI from becoming a gave us a resource pool of top busi- nity Mediation Services, Arc of
S & R Insurance Services, estab- of our customers. Building and Ali Swofford handles invest- company of 100 dedicated envi- ness professionals to guide us in Anderson County Komen Knox-
lished in 1993, is a full-service, nurturing a good working relation- ments and financial planning for ronmental professionals, doing setting up our critical business sys- ville, Shepherd Center Foundation,
independent insurance agency, rep- ship with customers and providing the agency. She is a Certified Life business in 4 states, and becoming tems. With the right business sys- Christopher Reeve Foundation,
resenting several top-rated insur- superior service is top priority. Underwriter and Certified Finan- a partner in a new service-disabled tems in place and a solid ETHRA, Caring Bridge, Fallen
ance companies and offering all “We provide numerous services cial Counselor with more than 20 veteran-owned company. workforce, Staci and her partners Heroes Fund, American Cancer
types of insurance coverages, in- to our customers, each determined years’ experience. Staci, her husband Rick, and began to look towards the future Society, National Veterans Sup-
cluding Commercial, Personal, by individual need. Each agent Muffin, the agency’s mascot, is longtime friend and business col- and decided to diversify into new port, Paducah Children’s Support,
Bonds, Life, Health, Accident, Dis- handles all phases of customer ser- a westie/Jack Russell terrier mix. league Peter Caswell started RSI DOE cleanup areas in Paducah, Arthritis Foundation, and the UT
ability, IRAs and Long Term Care. vice for each of their customers. Although it’s been almost 13 years with the philosophy of “attract- Ky., and Portsmouth, Ohio. Medical Center.
The agency specializes in cus- Computer technology and ongoing since Jeffers rescued her from the ing talented people, facilitating Today RSI has strong core ca- In addition, RSI has a very ac-
tom-tailoring coverage to client education for all staff members Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, she still top performance and rewarding pabilities in the areas of turn-key tive Employee Outreach program
needs and providing prompt, pro- make these services possible.” comes to work every day and greets excellence.” The chance to put site and facility characterization; that sought out worthy causes over
fessional service after the sale, in- S & R is a member of Trusted the customers. this plan in motion became real- project controls; and regulatory the course of the year and contrib-
cluding 24-hour personal service Choice, Independent Insurance More information or a free, no- ity when RSI was chosen as the strategy and documentation. uted to The Leukemia and
in case of emergency. Agents & Brokers of America, and obligation quote can be obtained only integrated small business They have an extremely tal- Lymphona Society, Our Twelve
President Cyndi Jeffers, CIC, Professional Insurance Agents. by calling the agency at (865) 483- teaming subcontractor of DOE ented, motivated, and profes- Marines Body Armor initiative,
says, “Being an independent The agency maintains a compre- 3200, visiting twww.SandR cleanup contractor Bechtel sional people that have a pro- Jessica Hensley Heart Transplant
agency allows us the best opportu- hensive Web site at www. Insurance.com or stopping by the Jacobs. From 1997 until 2003 the pensity to do a quality job. fund, Ashley Paine fund and the
nity to meet all the insurance needs SandRInsurance.com, where users office at 146 Talmeda Road. owners carefully selected the RSI recently signed a partner- Angel Tree fund.
Learn more about NHC Healthcare
by calling (865) 482-7698
300 Laboratory Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 25
Participants exercise at a Body Menders class.
articipants exercise Menders
Dr. Kenne Luc
Dr. Kenneth Luckmann Dr. Ricks
Dr. Phillip Ricks Dr. Block
Dr. Clement Block Dr. Wra
Dr. Ronald Wray
Dr. Charles Gholson Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark Prince Dr. Montalvo
Dr. Ruth Montalvo
Exercise instructor teaches wide
In 2007, doctor joins team of variety of fitness classes
Frances Gross of Body Menders The Body Menders aerobics Pilates is a total body-condi-
experienced GI specialists teaches many levels of fitness in
the Oak Ridge area.
She has continued to maintain
program offers a wide variety of
low- to medium-impact aerobics
(your choice). You will have fun
tioning mat exercise method
combining flexibility and
strength from both Eastern and
Dr. Kenneth F. Luckmann of residency at Vanderbilt University Dr. Mark D. Prince, came from certifications while gaining new while bringing your heart rate to Western cultures. It is for all ages,
Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Hospital in Nashville. his internship, residency and GI ones. She was initially certified by a safe zone-improving stamina, shapes and sizes. Emphasis is on
Associates was the first gastro- In 1982 they added another fellowship at the University of NDEITA, National Dance Instruc- energy and strength with line the core and correct breathing as
enterologist in Oak Ridge. Vanderbilt classmate, Dr. Clement Kentucky in Lexington in 2002. tors Association, Jazz Dancercise dancing, interval work, weight you execute the movements.
He began practice here in H. Block, who had gone back to Kentucky is his home state, also. and Aerobic Dance Training. She and band training. Floor work is In October, Gross added an-
1977 and soon recruited a his home state to complete his GI Dr. Charles F. Gholson, a na- has added to that Instructors Train- combined with Pilates movements other dimension to her program
former Vanderbilt classmate, fellowship at the University of tive Tennessean joined Oak ing Clinic and Choreo-Aerobics, that will help to condition, tone by introducing Yoga-Pi, which is
Dr. Phillip M. Ricks, to come Kentucky Chandler Medical Cen- Ridge Gastro in 2004. His GI Fitour Step Aerobics, Fitour Pilates and shape your body fast! Stress a blend of Yoga and Pilates. This
to Oak Ridge. Together they ter in Lexington. fellowship was completed at the and most recently Fitour Yoga. reduction is a specialty. class meets at the Children’s
formed Gastroenterology Asso- 1992 brought Dr. Ronald K. Wray University of Colorado in Den- She has attended the President’s The class meets Monday, Museum on Tuesdays and
ciates in 1978. to the group from his GI fellowship ver following graduation from Council on Physical Fitness and Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Both Luckmann and Ricks at Vanderbilt. Wray completed his the internship and residency pro- Sports. She retained an exemplary Gross also offers a Pilates class She teaches her programs at Na-
completed their GI fellowships internship and residency at the gram at University of Tennessee level of certification with Body for people who work that starts at tional Fitness Center, as well.
at the University of Texas Health Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. at Memphis. Recall for Senior Adults for many noon and lasts for 45 minutes at For further information on any
Science Center in San Antonio prior to attending Vanderbilt. years before designing her own the Children’s Museum of Oak of these classes call (865) 482-
following their internship and The fifth doctor to join the group, ‘Gastro’ continued on Page 32
‘Gastro’ Page program of fitness for seniors Ridge. The class meets on Tues- 1525 or e-mail bodymenders@
based on Body Recall. days and Thursday. comcast.net.
109 W. Tennessee Ave
Wackenhut Services, Inc. - Oak Ridge Team
The Junior of Anderson County Habitat for Humanity CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
•United Way League of Knoxville •• Habitat for Humanity ••CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
•The Salvation Army ••The American Heart Association ••The Oak Ridge Education Foundation
The Salvation Army The American Heart Association The Oak Ridge Education Foundation
Make-a-Wish Foundation ••Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ••The American Cancer Society
• Make-a-Wish Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee The American Cancer Society
United Way of Anderson County The American Red Cross • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
• The Junior League of Knoxville • • The American Red Cross • The JuvenileDiabetes Research Foundation
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
•Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce ••Anderson County Chamber of Commerce ••Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
Tennssee Economic Council Tenn. Center for Labor Management Relations • Employer Support the Gurad and Reserve
• East TennesseeEconomic Council • •Tenn Center for Labor Management Relations • Employer Support ofof the Guard and Reserve
Many other worthwhile organizations in our region
•Many other worthwhile organizations in our region
Serving Our Community Protecting Our Nation
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‘Enrich- Pediatric Clinic goes above Give your
ment’ and beyond with its services
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 grandchildren
the gift of life
Additional branch loca-
tions are currently under dis-
cussion; several sites are be-
ing researched and priority
will be given to areas where BY RUBY A. MILLER, CLTC, LUTCF premiums are paid as re-
UBY A. UTCF
current membership and STATE FARM INSURANCE AGENT quired by the policy.
When you are trying to • Financial Security – Life
business warrant a more con-
choose just the insurance can be
venient location. right gift for your the foundation for
2007 was a year of consis- grandchildren, you a strong financial
tent growth on both sides of can have a tough plan. The child
the credit union balance time sifting through may be able to
sheet. Enrichment loaned the newest trends borrow against
$63.3 million to members in and fads. Last week the accumulated
2007 bringing total loans out- it was this pop star, cash value (with
standing to $160.2 million. next week it may be interest charged)
Total shares increased 6.8 a new cartoon char- to pay for future
percent in 2007 to $238.7 acter. On top of expenses. While
that, you don’t want loans decrease
million. Total assets in-
to get something death benefits and
creased 7.4 percent in 2007 that won’t last 10 uby A.
Ruby A. Miller cash surrender
to $274.2 million. The staff Oak Ridge Pediatric There’s also an office in Clinton, there is a certified breast-feeding
Clinic prides itself in patient led by Dr. Daphane McColl and consultant on staff. minutes out of the values, the pro-
Enrichment FCU, chartered package. ceeds can be used for impor-
care, and the amenities and con- Nicole Beavers, RN, CPNP. The There are three separate wait-
in 1950 by K-25 Plant em- One gift that will last for tant expenses such as a col-
veniences offered prove their clinic is located at 2130 N. Charles ing areas to help prevent the
ployees, is a federally in- commitment. Seivers Blvd., Suite 4. spread of infection – a newborn many years is a life insurance lege education or the purchase
sured, full service financial First, the practice has three lo- Finally, Dr. Melissa Hood and room, a well room and a sick policy. There are many reasons of a home.
institution offering a com- cations to serve patients in areas Susan McCue, RN, CPNP, prac- room. They offer same-day ap- why it can be an excellent gift Giving a gift of life insur-
plete range of personal finan- farther from Oak Ridge. tice at the LaFollette office, located pointments for sick patients. for your grandchild. ance to your grandchild can
cial products and services The Oak Ridge office in- at 511 West Central Ave. And because the staff is commit- • Affordability – The younger be one of the most significant
typically priced much lower cludes a talented team of doc- The Oak Ridge location has ted to customer service, clients will the child’s age, the lower the things you do during your
tors with Dr. Thomas Clary, Dr. extended hours and is even open speak to a real person when they premiums. lifetime. He or she may not
than similar services offered
Kathryn Stephens, Dr. Frances seven days a week. The hours call, instead of an automated sys- • Protection – Illness or in- understand at the time how
elsewhere. If you are inter- jury may affect a child’s important the gift is, but
P. Pisano, Dr. Saroj Mehta and are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday tem. Payment is accepted from
ested in learning more, you ability to purchase life insur- should grow to appreciate it
Dr. Paul G. Barongan. Also on through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. most major insurance companies.
may contact Enrichment by staff are nurse practitioners Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 5 For more information, contact ance coverage later in life. in the future.
calling (865) 482-0045 or 1- Amy Wolz, RN, CPNP, Karen p.m. Sunday. The clinic also has the Oak Ridge Pediatric Clinic at Coverage purchased now Take the guesswork out of
800-482-0049 or by visiting Wilkinson, RN, CPNP, and an after-hours phone nurse. (865) 482-4088, the Clinton Pe- will continue to provide pro- your gift shopping. Life insur-
the Web site at www. Mary Cathey, RN, CPNP. The The clinic treats a wide range diatric Clinic at (865) 457-4044, tection, even if a child’s ance is a gift that will last a
enrichmentfcu.com. Oak Ridge location is at 145 of patients, from newborn babies or the LaFollette Pediatric Clinic health changes, provided lifetime.
East Vance Road. to college-age young adults, and at (423) 566-3488.
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 27
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
A technology park at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory re-
ceived a huge hand with its con-
struction in April, when a $1.25
million federal grant was awarded
to the project for the construction
of utility infrastructure.
Oak Ridge Associated Univer-
sities announced a major expan-
sion to its campus, and crews
broke ground later in the year on
a new Center for Science Educa-
tion. The four-story building will ers from across country chose year venue
Rowers from across the country chose Oak Ridge last year as a venue
cost nearly $20 million and should for training and major races.
open near the end of 2008.
Meanwhile, a recent develop- help recruit businesses. attendance for the weekend, more
Countryside Tire and Auto Service is located on Brisbane Road, just off Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Countryside Aut Service located
uto Road, off urnpike.
Turnpik ment could bring more industry TOURISM AND RECREATION
ECREATION than the anticipated crowd of
in the coming years. Members of Oak Ridge’s Secret City Fes- 20,000. The audiences for the
Oak Ridge’s Industrial Develop- tival showed progress and World War II re-enactments were
Newcomer to Oak Ridge opens ment Board decided last month to
begin researching options for a
growth, gaining much acclaim
from the Southeast Tourism So-
the largest the festival has seen,
with around 3,500 at the first re-
new speculative building on the ciety. In Feb., before the 2007 enactment and two-thirds of that
tire and service shop city’s far west end. Chair Doug
Janney said Board members
would like to build a 50,000-
installment, the festival received
the “Top 20 Events” award from
number at the second.
And according to Festival Co-
ordinator Jane Gibson, the festi-
A new tire and auto shop in really a big melting pot,” be no confusion or miscommu-
Oak Ridge is striving to provide Sepulveda said. nications, which can happen in square-foot facility to offer com- More good news came in June, val itself grew considerably.
honest answers and reliable ser- Since the business opened so larger auto shops. panies looking to relocate to Oak when the festival itself took place. “We’ve made it bigger. We’ve
vice to its customers. recently, Sepulveda and the two Another strong promise they Ridge. The building would be a This year’s Secret City Festival added a fine art show inside
Countryside Tire and Auto other mechanics who are em- uphold is integrity, so custom- 50,000- to 60,000-square-foot was largest to date, according to with about 40 artists and ex-
Service was founded last April ployed at Countryside Tire are ers need not worry about paying shell with the ability to expand to organizers. Oak Ridge Conven- panded the arts and crafts show
by Scott Sepulveda. Scott and doing their best to work out any to correct car problems that 100,000 feet of space. Chamber tion and Visitors Bureau Director outside,” she said.
his family moved to Oak Ridge kinks and keep everything run- don’t even exist, or paying more of Commerce President Parker Katy Brown estimated there were
Hardy said such a building would approximately 25,000 people in ‘Growth’ continued on Page 28
from Florida in 2006. Shortly ning smoothly. than the fair price for services.
after moving here he decided “We try to give our customers All employees must be ASE
to open a tire and auto service the best price you can find for certified, and Sepulveda is look- the University of Texas Health Center of Oak Ridge LLC.
center in Oak Ridge.
“We visited a few times and
it seemed nice, so we decided
tires,” Sepulveda affirmed.
Countryside Tires is a family
owned and operated business
ing to add two more mechanics
to the roster in the future.
Countryside Tire is located at
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25
Science Center in San Antonio in
both her internship and residency
programs, as well as her GI fel-
Oak Ridge Gastro is located on
the second floor of Physicians
Plaza at 988 Oak Ridge Turn-
to come up permanently. We which vows to provide honest 220 Brisbane Road, close to the The latest addition to the staff lowship. pike, Suite 200. Contact them at
like it here a lot. It’s a good at- and reliable service that is “done Buffalo Mountain Grill. You can came in June of 2007, when the All of the physicians are board (865) 483-4366 during office
mosphere for families, espe- right the first time.” Indeed, with also reach them at www. group added Dr. Ruth Montalvo certified in Gastroenterology and hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
cially those with children, and a total of three mechanics, cus- countrysidetire.com or (865) 220- to the practice. A native of Puerto are on active staff at Methodist To learn more, visit http://
the people are very nice. It’s tomers can be sure that there will 5077 with for more information. Rico, Montalvo graduated from Medical Center and Endoscopy orgastro.com/.
Free pickup & delivery Computerized
in O.R. city limits diagnostic testing
Propane Refills Truck Rentals
2081 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Just a mile and a half west of Illinois Ave.
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spring to train. This number was American Museum of Science and
Enterra Solutions LLC: Helping ‘Growth’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27
up from 2006 by six teams, accord-
ing to Allen Eubanks, head coach
Energy name to promote they city’s
role in World War II.
and club manager of the Oak Ridge A controversial issue from
businesses become resilient All that work improving the fes-
tival paid off, though. This year’s
event was honored with the presti-
Even more impressively, the city
hosted several major regional and
2006 was revisited, as local hotel
developer Shailish Patel proposed
a Holiday Inn Express for the same
Enterra Solutions is the leader threats and challenges to glo- able competitive advantage. gious 2007 Festival of the Year national events, including the site that Council refused to rezone
in Enterprise Resilience Manage- bal stability in the 21st century. Partnerships with organizations Award at the STS’s fall meeting in NCAA Women’s National Rowing months earlier. The controversial,
ment, a new enterprise architec- Bridging their respective out- like the Oak Ridge National September. This award, named the Championship this year. 4-3 Council decision led members
ture that enables public and pri- looks on strategic business and Laboratory (where Enterra Solu- Shining Example Award, desig- In June, the Oak Ridge Con- to request a S. Illinois Avenue Cor-
vate-sector organizations to re- geopolitical needs, Enterra Solu- tions has a Cooperative Research nates the Secret City Festival as the vention and Visitors Bureau, ridor Study to guide future devel-
spond to the stressors that result tions represents their pioneering and Development Agreement best festival in the Southeast with along with AkinsCrisp Public Strat- opment in the area that borders the
from globalization, rapid techno- approach to the post-industrial [CRADA] with the Computa- attendance up to 100,000. egies, proposed its plan to City Woodland neighborhood. The new
logical change, terrorism, natu- world: a world of resilience, in tional Sciences Directorate), Oak Ridge’s rowing venue on Council to market heritage tourism proposal conformed to the guide-
ral disasters, and other 21st cen- which organizations in the pri- Enterra Solutions has created Melton Hill Lake continued its in Oak Ridge. The main recommen- lines of that study, and it eventu-
tury challenges. vate and public sector can survive novel approaches to transporta- trend of becoming a nationally- dations of the plan included provid- ally won Council’s approval in
Enterra’s Enterprise Resil- and thrive in the face of the chal- tion security and supply chain known hot spot for regattas. Thirty- ing the Bureau with 100 percent of September.
ience Manage- management. three teams, ranging from nine to the city’s hotel/motel tax collections,
ment Solution F.
Stephen F. DeAngelis Enterra Solu- 110 members, showed up in the and including “Oak Ridge” in the ‘Growth’ continued on Page 30
(ERMS) con- tions is expand-
sists of a best- ing its reach into
practices meth- emerging mar-
odology and kets, recently
technology so- announcing two
lution that au- new business
tomates “rule ventures in sup-
sets” while in- port of the
tegrating secu- Kurdish Re-
rity, compli- gional Govern-
ance and busi- ment in north-
ness process ern Iraq to help
optimization Dr. P.M. Barnett
Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett foster stability.
into a single Enterra Solu-
function – to tions hopes to help organiza-
generate a powerful platform lenges of globalization, technol- tions in our region become re-
that transforms the organization ogy acceleration, and the com- silient through secure, compli-
into a Resilient Enterprise. plexities of our world. ant information systems that
In the wake of September 11, Through its consulting services can adapt to changing condi-
2001, and the accounting scan- and technology solutions, Enterra tions – from regulatory compli-
dals that plagued corporate Solutions helps transform orga- ance to time-sensitive decision
America, Stephen F. nizations into Resilient Enter- making in the midst of a crisis.
DeAngelis (president and prises – resilient to compliance For more information, go to
CEO) and Dr. Thomas P.M. demands, security threats, natu- h t t p : / / w w w . e n t e r r a
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rector) each recognized the ur- tion; able to block threats, miti- Deichman, managing director,
gent need for new ways to gate risks, seize opportunities, in Oak Ridge, at sdeichman@ World War II re-enactments helped the Secret City Festival win a number of awards in the past year.
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New realty business finishes
move to new office
ers and given them what
they ask for. This helps
Right Choice maintain a
competitive edge when
clients select the com-
pany to assist them in
the purchase or sale of
Their customers con-
stitute a diverse range of
first-timers, repeat cus-
tomers, investors look-
ing to remodel and re- Nicholas Mosse Pottery sits on display at the Ferrell Shop, which is the only store in the region to carry the line.
Potter display Ferrell which store to carry
sell homes, and those
looking to relocate to
Local shop offers specialty gifts
Right Choice Realty’s Over 25 years ago, Barbara work diligently to satisfy their di- take to a shower or order a wed-
staff includes co-owner Ferrell started The Ferrell Shop in verse customers and do lots of spe- ding gift for us to wrap and deliver
and office manager Jen- her own home. After the first year, cial ordering. to the bride’s home.”
nifer Melton and co- it became evident that a larger “We try to adapt to the needs The shop carries high quality
Jennifer Melton, co-owner ealty,
Jason and Jennifer Melton, co-owner s of Right Choice Realty, stand in the owner and broker Jason venue was needed. of our customers,” Ferrell said. traditional merchandise and in-
company’s newly-renovated off
wly-reno 109 W. Tennessee Av
company’s newly-renovated office at 109 W. Tennessee Ave. Melton, along with one The shop moved to Argonne “We have a Pantry where we of- cludes an approved Colonial
full-time buyer specialist, Steven Plaza in the old Downtown Oak fer kitchenware and linens, as Williamsburg Gift and Accessory
Right Choice Realty, a new busi- year, Right Choice Realty also was Mull. All agents at Right Choice Ridge shopping center where they well as recipe files, cookbooks, Shop that features Williamsburg
ness in Oak Ridge, is already ex- successful in 2007 through its com- must be licensed through the state thrived for seven years. When gourmet food and teas. Our din- and other reproductions.
panding to a larger office after munity service efforts. of Tennessee and be members of Crown America bought the center, ing room offers break resistant Ferrell and her staff hope you will
opening in March 2007 in One The business held an Open House both the Tennessee Association of most small merchants were forced crystal, pewter and metal serving come in when you need anything
Tennessee Square, at the corner of in November that helped raise a Realtors and the Knoxville Asso- to leave. The Ferrell Shop moved pieces, Polish and Irish pottery from gifts to Virginia peanuts,
Tyler and Tennessee. total of $500 for special education ciation of Realtors. to the building with Karen’s Jew- as well as fine china and beauti- bobeche for your candlesticks,
The new office is located at 109 programs and the Special Olympics For more information about the elers where Gourmet Cafe now is ful linens.” soap, jewelry by Oak Ridger
W. Tennessee Ave., where em- at Oak Ridge High School. company, visit the Web site at for seven more years. In 1996, The Brides and expecting mothers Teresa Britton, a card for a friend,
ployees will work in a 2,800- Right Choice, which specializes www.rcrsells.com. The site con- Ferrell shop moved to their current can anticipate royal treatment or just to browse.
square-foot, two-story office that in property in Oak Ridge and tains real estate listings, helpful tips location in Historic Jackson as well. The Ferrell Shop is located at
is newly painted and decorated. In Anderson County, strives to stay on for buyers and sellers, community Square, formerly the home of “The baby area offers wonder- 235 Jackson Square, between the
fact employees of Right Choice the cutting edge of technology, rec- information and testimonials from Samuel’s clothing store. ful things for babies and toddlers. Oak Ridge Playhouse and Jackson
Realty just moved in to the new ognizing the benefits that technol- customers. In addition, there’s Despite numerous suggestions We are particularly proud of our Square Gifts. Hours are Monday
office on Feb. 1, 2008. ogy can offer to both buyers and Right Choice merchandise for sale, that they move the store to Knox- bridal registry. Because we order through Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-
While those accomplishments sellers. The company has embraced along with lots of other informa- ville, Ferrell and her staff have re- the items a bride has selected, our 5. They can be reached at (865)
may seem like enough for one technology-driven, mobile consum- tive advice and helpful links. mained loyal to Oak Ridge. They customers can purchase a gift to 483-0961 or 1-800-278-1001.
PAGE 30 THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 COMMUNITY GROWTH THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER
Mike Ruble Auto Body builds
on 25 years of experience
to provide quality
Mike Ruble Auto
Body, Inc. uses the
available to guar-
antee your vehicle
is repaired right the
mating and digital
imaging are uti-
lized to help ensure
prompt and accu-
rate handling of
With more than
Mike Ruble Aut
uto located Midwa Drive Oliver
25 years of experi- Mike Ruble Auto Body is located on Midway Drive in Oliver Springs.
abov we ork
Elementary School. Students wor ARC employ
Pictured above is a wetland area at Norris Elementary School. Students worked with ARCADIS employees on ence in the automo-
project, which gives classroom for envir
the project, which gives an outdoor classroom for studying the environment. tive collision repair industry, Mike The shop has some great equip- Guarantee Program.
Ruble Auto Body offers a prompt, ment, too, to ensure that repairs Mike Ruble’s Cross Flow Paint
ARCADIS pursues innovation, professional and accurate repair are made with precision.
on your vehicle.
Booth is the largest in the area, and
A Kansas Jack 360 Degree it easily accepts larger SUV’s,
And others agree. In one case, Frame Machine enables Mike trucks, and conversion vans.
sustainable practices, service a customer who’d brought a car Ruble Auto Body’s staff to According to the business’
to Mike Ruble after an accident make multiple pulls without ad- statement of purpose, “We are
had this to say: ditional setups. committed to the highest qual-
With more than 100 years ex- is recognized as a prominent ARCADIS understands the “We were unfortunate enough And the Genesis Computer ity of craftsmanship using ad-
perience, ARCADIS understands leader in innovative engineering value of our natural resources and to suffer two accidents with our Measuring System allows them vanced training and the latest
that every project must be tack- and environmental solutions. The believes that a balance can be cars. In both cases Mike worked to restore your vehicle’s frame technology available. We ensure
led within the broader context of company’s long presence in the achieved between business goals with our insurance company, and unibody structure back to 100 percent customer satisfac-
society and the environment. Knoxville area is the foundation and the environment. In fact, took care of everything and the factory specifications for a safe tion in the repair of your vehicle
ARCADIS’ innovative solutions of its in-depth knowledge of the many of their solutions utilize repairs were completed quickly and proper repair. back to its pre loss condition.”
repeatedly improve the environ- area, leaving their staff with a natural resource remedies which and on time. The repairs to the Using computer mixing and Mike Ruble Auto Body is located
ment and enhance the quality of strong sense of ownership to the translate into cost effective ap- vehicles can only be described measuring for Diamont Basecoat in Oliver Springs at 173 Midway
life in surrounding communities. region. Improving the quality of proaches and cleaner water, air as outstanding. Clearcoat refinishes, the staff can Drive and can be reached at (865)
With more than a quarter-cen- life is, therefore, a shared benefit and land. “Our cars were returned to us ensure an accurate color match 435-9079.
tury commitment to East Tennes- which ARCADIS strives to in better condition than ever with a BASF life time refinish For more information, visit
see, ARCADIS’ Knoxville office achieve. ‘ARCADIS’ continued on Page 32
‘ARC Page and felt like new. warranty through the Diamond www.mikerubleautobody.com.
In March, Where to Retire peared before on the list but
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magazine ranked three areas
within the Innovation Valley –
Knoxville, Loudon and
jumped to 70th place on the top
In the fall, developers an-
RETIREES Gatlinburg – among the top nounced a new community
A few developments during 100 most popular spots in the that will give those retirees a
the year could make the city a nation to retire. The Knoxville place to live in Oak Ridge. Cen-
more inviting place for retirees metro area, including Ander- tennial Bluff, dubbed a “50-plus
and senior adults. son County, had never ap- lifestyle community,” will offer
400 one- to three-bedroom
luxury residences priced from
the low-$200 to mid-$300 thou-
sands on land near Centennial
The clubhouse will provide
indoor gathering centers, in-
cluding a fitness center, a full-
service spa, a billiard room
with a bar, men’s and women’s
card rooms, a kitchen for ca-
tering and classes, and a ban-
quet hall. Outside amenities
will include a heated pool with
hot tub, a stone fireplace and a
four station barbeque with pic-
nic area. There’s also a stroll-
ing garden and walking loop
with a connection to the four-
mile river walk. Crews are
sketch shows for
This sketch shows plans for scheduled to break ground on
the amenities clubhouse at Friday, Feb. 15.
‘Growth’ continued on Page 32
THE OAK RIDGE OBSERVER COMMUNITY GROWTH THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2008 PAGE 31
Rivers expands services in 2007 ACHW still strong after 4 decades
The owners and staff of Rivers num Package cleans both interior save the customer money.” In the beginning we were sible for a number
Total Car Care wish to thank their and exterior or customers can mix Rivers Total Car Care still pro- known as Crouch & Adams of important com-
many patrons for their continued and match services to meet their vides all maintenance and repair Civil Engineers and Surveyors. munity projects,
trust in 2007 and look forward to specific needs. Complete detailing needs for domestic and foreign Then in the mid-70’s we be- none has more
serving the community’s complete packages as well as other services cars and light trucks. Rivers has came Adams Craft Herz Walker, significance than
automotive repair needs in 2008. Rivers offers can be located at been approved by several fleet and today we are known as the $50 million
Rivers Total Car Care is located www.RiversTotalCarCare.com. card companies, and new fleet ac- ACHW. We are architects, civil Oak Ridge High
on the east end of the Oak Ridge “Because of the growth of our counts are welcome. engineers, planners and land School Renova-
Turnpike at the Melton Lake Drive business, we were having parking Tire sales grew in 2007 for Riv- surveyors applying an Analyti- tion /Addition,
intersection, right across the street overflow problems” explains co- ers. As an independent tire shop, cal, Creative, Holistic, and where ACHW is
from Ronnie Williams Motors. owner Chad Rosenberger. “We had Rivers can provide a multitude of Wealth Management approach partnered with the
Rivers Total Car Care has ex- to purchase more property to ac- brands and sizes of tires – they are to serving our clients. And as DLR Group of
panded. In addition to their auto commodate our customers. When not locked into certain brands. This ACHW, we proudly continue Overland Park,
repair business, they have intro- we bought the property next door, provides customers with conve- the time honored tradition of Kansas. It is the
duced a new facility next door, the we knew we were not gasoline nience and one-stop-shopping. service with integrity, reliabil- most important
Auto Detail Center. salesmen so we decided to enhance Why not take care of all your car’s ity and good judgment. project the firm
The Auto Detail Center features our business with a detail shop. Our needs at one place? ACHW has performed a vital has ever under-
complete auto and truck detailing repair shop keeps our customer’s Services offered include oil service to the Oak Ridge com- taken and we are
services. Basic wash and interior cars mechanically sound while our changes, engine diagnosis, tune- munity and throughout East Ten- proud to be at
vacuuming start at $34.99. Several detail shop makes their cars clean ups, coolant and radiator flushes, nessee since the early 1960s. As “ground zero” on
other packaged services are of- and smell good. air conditioning recharging, align- the firm grew, it enlarged its the job site per-
fered such as the Bronze Package, “Helping our customers keep ments, tire rotations, transmissions, range of services to incorporate forming on-site
which specializes in cleaning the their cars running well and looking electrical repairs, lighting, wipers, architecture and additional en- construction ad-
interior of the car while the Gold good, inside and out, will prolong exhaust, and more. Rivers can even gineering disciplines. By 1979 ministration during this critical swers until the right questions
Package buffs, waxes and polishes the car’s life, maximize the long- install car alarms, radios, remote the name was changed to Adams stage of the project. are asked. We consider our-
the exterior of the car. The Plati- term resale value and ultimately starting systems and the new popu- Craft Herz Walker recognizing In the early days, our founders, selves problem solvers, and we
lar GPS devices. the new leadership team and George Crouch and Ben Adams combine the art of architecture
Rivers still has the cleanest wait- broader professional services. pioneered registration and li- with the logic of engineering.
ing rooms in Oak Ridge with sepa- For more than four decades censing of surveyors in Tennes- Creative – We are dedicated to
rate male/female restrooms, a child ACHW has worked with a va- see and started the state’s pro- enhancing our client’s life expe-
play room and a VIP waiting room riety of clientele representing fessional organization known as rience through our designs and
with cushy leather couches and a both the public and private sec- the Tennessee Association of always strive to do such through
large screen TV. tors throughout the southeastern Professional Surveyors. ACHW innovation and creatively de-
Pick up and delivery shuttle ser- United States. These include has performed thousands of signed buildings.
vice is available in the local area. Fortune 500 companies, fed- boundary and topographic sur- Holistic – We realize that the
Car rental is also available. eral, state and local agencies, veys and has the most compre- right solution for our clients must
Extended hours from 8 a.m. to institutions of higher learning, hensive archives of survey con- also be the right solution for the
7 p.m. Monday through Friday, developers of commercial of- trol information and as-built community and the environment.
and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday fice and industrial parks, medi- data relative to the Oak Ridge Wealth Managers – We con-
accommodate flexible customer cal, research facilities, retail Reservation. sider ourselves stewards of our
scheduling. centers, planned residential So who is ACHW? We are ar- clients’ financial well being and
“Experience the Rivers Differ- communities, churches and chitects, civil engineers, plan- as such we are committed to
ence.” Schedule an appointment at housing for seniors. ners and land surveyors. maximizing the value of their
ers new Aut Detail Center
Pictured is Rivers Car Care’s new Auto Detail Center. (865) 483-3366. While ACHW has been respon- Analytical – We don’t offer an- economic investment.
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Cappiello Real Estate Co.
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Ridge High School auditorium, programs Adolescent Community
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which is under construction.
Methodist Medical Center
(ACRA) and Assertive Continu-
passed its goal of raising more ing Care (ACC). The programs
MOVES AND MILESTONES
ILESTONES than $1.2 million to help bring a will be part of the Ridgeview Al-
A local orthopedic office relo- robotic surgery machine to Oak cohol and Drug Abuse program.
cated to a former bank building Ridge. The surgical robotics sys- BEAUTIFICATION
in Security Square. Dr. Randy tem lets surgeons work with in- Scarboro community residents
Robbins, with the Tennessee Or- credible accuracy while minimiz- took major steps in the beautifica-
thopedic Clinic, moved his prac- ing damage to surrounding tion of their neighborhood. Local
tice from its former location on healthy tissue. residents Larry Gibson, Carroll
Vermont Avenue to the former In July, a handful of area or- Burnett and the Scarboro Neighbor-
Regions Bank building near the ganizations were selected to re- hood Watch group have done sev-
intersection of Oak Ridge Turn- ceive major funding grants from eral jobs cleaning alongside area
pike and Bus Terminal Road. The the Tennessee Arts Commission. roads and yards, and recently recon-
process of getting the building The Oak Ridge Playhouse re- structed a community flower gar-
ready for a medical practice in- ceived $32,000, and the Oak den and neighborhood sign at the
cluded removing an old bank safe. Ridge Civic Music Association intersection between Wilberforce
A local realty company also got $18,000. Also, the Children’s and Benedict Avenues.
relocated into a new office. Dur- Museum was awarded $16,650, The Oak Ridge Quarterback
ing the summer, Betsy Coleman and Oak Ridge Arts Center re- Club last year put up a commemo-
Realty Co. moved to 21 East Ten- ceived $16,300. rative plaque outside Blankenship
ashington Group International trucks across pro transportation services.
Washington Group International trucks are seen frequently across the region providing transportation services. nessee Ave., in the Historic Jack- Ridgeview Mental Health Field to honor local businesses
Now known as URS Washington Division, the company also provides project management, engineering,
Now known ashington
Washingt company pro project
son Square business district. Center also received a grant that and individuals who contributed
construction, and safety consulting services.
Coleman said she selected the will help provide a new type of funds for improvements to the
Washington Group International Jackson Square location to make
a statement of commitment to the
Oak Ridge community.
patient care. The Center for Sub-
stance Abuse Treatment has
awarded a three year, $900,000
field. The plaque, posted as part
of a new “Walk of Champions,”
marked the end of seven years of
A long time car care facility is grant in order to implement the facility renovations.
becomes URS Washington Division finding a new home and a large
upgrade. Chuck Hope, owner of
URS Washington Division and services for public agencies and Ohio, Paducah Kentucky, and to Chuck’s Car Care, is upgrading
its affiliate Washington Safety private sector companies around projects in upstate New York at his facility by building a 5,000 sq.
Management Solutions (WSMS) the world. Headquartered in San West Valley and Albany. ft. building next to his current lo-
provide technical and consulting Francisco, the company operates URS Washington Division is cation. Hope is also expecting to
services here in Oak Ridge and through three divisions: the URS consistently recognized as one of increase his number of bays from
also across the United States. Division, the EG&G Division, the safest companies by Occupa- two to eight.
WSMS provides expertise to and the Washington Division. tional Health Magazine. First Christian Church broke
safely and securely operate com- URS Corporation has approxi- WSMS employees are active in ground on the site of its new
plex, high hazard facilities and mately 55,000 employees in a net- the community. WSMS has sup- church Monday, Dec. 31, exactly
projects. Our nuclear, environ- work of offices in more than 30 ported organizations such as the three after the former church sanc-
mental, waste handling and opera- countries. For more information, Anderson and Knoxville United tuary was destroyed in a fire. The
tions experience combined with visit www.urscorp.com. Way, Boys Club of Oak Ridge, site is in west Oak Ridge on Gum
our project management talent Through our Mid-America Re- Toys for Tots, March of Dimes, and Hollow Road.
give us a solid skill set to offer. gional Office, WSMS provides the Oak Ridge Chamber of Com- The Spallation Neutron
Members of First Christian Church break ground on their church’s new
Members First Churc ground hurc
URS Corporation (NYSE:URS) technical services and safety con- merce. The company’s speakers Source, the Department of Hollow Road urnpike.
home at Gum Hollow Road and the Oak Ridge Turnpike.
is a leading provider of engineer- sulting to chemical and nuclear fa- bureau is available to community Energy’s $1.4 billion research fa-
ing, construction and technical cilities in Oak Ridge, Portsmouth, groups and schools in the region. cility at Oak Ridge National Labo-
ratory set a world record last year.
that many EMR vendors have a qualities that sets us apart from The facility established a new
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hard time keeping their custom-
ers.” In comparison, AllMeds has
kept 94 percent of its customers
other vendors. It’s not only what
wins us business, but it’s what
makes AllMeds a truly effective so-
record as the world’s most pow-
erful accelerator-based source of
neutrons for scientific research. As
Rust is clear to point out the re- throughout the company’s lifetime. lution. And, based on the studies the SNS ramps up toward an even-
sults of their specialization: Rust states that AllMeds’ unique we’re seeing, specialization is also tual 1.4 megawatts of power, the
“We’ve been very successful in the approach to specialization delivers what others believe makes the dif- beams will produce up to 10 times
markets we serve and we’re very less expensive and shorter imple- ference in EMR success…or fail- more neutrons than any existing
proud to have the highest customer mentation times, faster returns on ure. Thankfully, AllMeds – and our pulsed neutron source.
retention rate in the industry. Data investmentand greater levels of customers – are on the right side The public finally got to see a
from studies such as this one show success. “It’s definitely one of the of that equation.” renovated Grove Theater, which
has been transformed into the new
dance of wildlife has been ob- lands and a tree cap, the site was
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served by students who have ben-
efited from this educational expe-
stabilized for a fraction of a tradi-
tional remedy cost.
Grove Center for the Performing
Arts. The renovations were com-
pleted in time to begin hosting stu-
rience. Other schools have taken With an eye for education and dent, amateur and professional
This innovative thinking to en- notice and are planning field trips promoting the study of science, musical, dance and theater groups
vironmental restoration and com- to the site for scientific training. ARCADIS is working with the that normally perform in the Oak Above is a garden area in Scarboro that was rehabbed by residents.
Abov Scarboro was by
munity service was demonstrated While ARCADIS is involved in Clinch River Environmental Stud-
recently when ARCADIS assisted numerous volunteer efforts such as ies Organization at Clinton High
Norris Elementary School in build- the Norris wetlands, at work they School to convert the landfill into
ing a wetland on campus for stu- bring this community commitment an outdoor ecological classroom.
dents to study the sciences of biol- and innovative thinking to projects. This not only resulted in reuse of
ogy and ecology in a natural set- As an example, challenged with the site but saved the County mil-
ting. After construction and a few cleanup of the Blockhouse Valley lions of dollars.
rainfall events, a naturally occur- landfill owned by Anderson ARCADIS is a global company
ring wetland was created. With County, who faced millions of dol- serving clients in the fields of in-
help from the students, a complete lars of corrective action, frastructure, environment, and fa-
design, survey and construction of ARCADIS crafted a solution that cilities. The company works with
the wetland created a hands-on out- not only met the State’s require- clients from concept to completion.
door classroom enriched with ments, but positioned the landfill ARCADIS has $2 billion in annual
wildlife and wetland plants. for revitalization. Using the natu- gross revenue, with 12,000 em-
Since its completion, an abun- ral remedies of constructed wet- ployees globally. sketch new Holiday Av was appro by ear.
Pictured is a sketch of a new Holiday Inn Express on S. Illinois Avenue that was approved by Council last year.