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WRPS volunteers come up big for local families

The holidays aren’t always filled with laughter and smiles, especially when families are struggling to make ends meet. WRPS Project Integration team members came together to make the season a little brighter for four local families by collecting gifts and other items. In conjunction with the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program, WRPS employees filled seven shopping […]

WRPS donation, volunteers support Elks’ generosity

It’s almost uncanny how quickly a group of volunteers converges on the Kennewick Elks Lodge, and—in a flurry of paper and strings—wraps a collection of gifts intended for unexpecting recipients. But, every year—like clockwork—it happens. “It goes pretty fast,” said WRPS Contractor Assurance Manager Mike Peloquin. “Get that many people in a room and it’s […]

Waste retrieval activities in tank C-102 completed

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection (ORP) and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, completed waste retrieval activities in tank C-102, marking the 14th single-shell tank retrieved at C tank farm at the Hanford Site. Crews removed nearly 300,000 gallons of waste from the tank. Retrieval activities […]

Columbia Basin Dive Rescue dives for donation

WRPS employees have clocked another 90 consecutive days without a lost-work day and another local organization has benefited. Columbia Basin Dive Rescue (CBDR) was nominated by Bethany Thomas of the North Employee Accident Prevention Council (NEAPC) to receive the Safety Outreach Award. Each council nominates and votes on a finalist and Mark Lindholm, President and […]

Volunteers build bikes for local tykes

For the second straight year, WRPS Contractor Assurance employees donated a day off to help build bikes for disadvantaged children. WRPS volunteers joined about 600 others, including 400 area high school students, at the sixth annual Bikes for Tykes volunteer build at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick.  The project was organized by the Local […]

WRPS continues to support GLAM

“I want to be in manufacturing when I grow up” is not something you hear from most girls, but local organizations are working together to change that perception. In fact, manufacturing is an in-demand career open to all genders. Recently, more than 100 high school students from the Tri-City areas participated in the GLAM event. […]

WRPS supports area small businesses

2015 Small Business Incentive Grant recipients were announced last week at the Regional Tri-City Chamber’s monthly meeting.  WRPS funds the program that provides up to $2,000 in individual grants to local small businesses with needs in training, equipment or website development.  More than 30 businesses received grants.

WSUTC hosts WRPS Day

Where does the money go? Three Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSUTC) students answered this question recently at WRPS-WSUTC Day on the Richland campus. The day consisted of a presentation by WSUTC students benefiting from WRPS grants and a panel discussion about technology, the Hanford Site and how it applies from college to work field. WRPS’ […]

WRPS donates $127,000 to support local STEM education efforts

RICHLAND, Wash. – Tri-City area students, from grade school through college, will benefit from $127,000 in contributions announced today by Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), the Hanford tank operations contractor. The money will be used to strengthen and expand K-12, college and community science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related programs.       The Mid-Columbia […]

WRPS recognized for hiring, promoting workers with disabilities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is one of eight local companies recognized by the state’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) for recruiting, hiring and promoting individuals with disabilities. WRPS received an outreach award at the “Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers” breakfast ceremony Tuesday at the TRAC Center in Pasco. The event […]