The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this month presented its FY 2016 HUBZone Small Business of the Year Award to Innovative Solutions Unlimited LLC (InSolves) of Piketon, Ohio.
Christy Jackiewicz, acting director for the Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (DOE- OSDBU), presented the award on May 17 during the DOE Small Business Forum and Expo in Kansas City. InSolves Vice President Steve Barbarits accepted the award.
“We are honored to be recognized on a national level for our development of new technology designed to reduce the high cost of complex nuclear cleanup projects. We especially want to thank Ms. Karen Davis, of Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC, for her support and encouragement,” Barbarits said.
InSolves developed robotics technology for locating and quantifying radiological contamination from within process piping commonly found at DOE former gaseous diffusion facilities, currently undergoing decontamination and decommissioning. Their new iQS technology promises to increase productivity and efficiency of non- destructive assay measurements.
For more than 20 years, InSolves has been a technical service provider to the nuclear fuel cycle industry and US Department of Energy project sites. In addition to the iQS technology, InSolves provides specialty manufacturing under NQA-1 and ISO-9001, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Expertise, Access Control Solutions, Security Escort Services, and Technical Staffing. InSolves, with headquarters in Piketon, also has project offices Paducah, Kentucky and Aiken, South Carolina.