Wastren Advantage, Inc.

WAI is a Small Business Administration (SBA)-Certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business headquartered in Piketon, Ohio with over 300 employees based in nine regionally distinct project offices throughout the United States, and $100M in revenue in 2012. WAI provides waste management, environmental services, decontamination and decommissioning, and facility management and operations to commercial and federal clients. We have provided services to the following Department of Energy (DOE) facilities: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Hanford Site, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Nevada Test Site (NTS), and Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS). Over the past 20 years, we have executed projects ranging from $10M to over $300M as a prime contractor to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, the Houston METRO Rapid Transit System, and numerous commercial clients. We achieve our client's desired end-state conditions through a disciplined project management approach that is focused on safe, compliant, and cost-effective project delivery.

WAI Recruits for the Future 10/16/13

Recently, the WAI human resource team set forth a recruiting initiative in hopes of assisting hiring managers identify the best candidates for current and future job openings. Part of the recruiting initiative was investing in the new recruiting and resume tool, iCIMS Now. ICIMS Now gives career seekers the ability to create an account online [...]

WAI Raises over $3,000 for Scholarship Fund 10/09/13

On Saturday, September 14, 12 foursomes took to Big Beaver Creek Golf Course in Piketon, Ohio, in memory of Gary Snyder to raise money for the Gary Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund benefits high school seniors who plan to attend Shawnee State University as college freshman. The weather was gorgeous for nearly 75 [...]

2013 Science Alliance 10/02/13

A record number of schools and high school juniors participated in the fourth annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science Alliance, a science fair that took place on October 1-3, 2013, at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. The event included scientific demonstrations related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and also [...]

VPP Contractor Champion 09/12/2013

September 12, 2013 Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC (WEMS) is pleased to have an employee named as U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Contractor Champion of the Year for the second year in a row. Michael Horton serves WEMS as the Safety Representative for the United Steelworkers (USW) local 1-689.  The Contractor Champion [...]

1 Million Safe Hours 09/05/13

Wastren-EnergX Mission Support, LLC (WEMS) recently surpassed one million work hours without a lost work day.  WEMS is the facility support services contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.  This safety milestone has been achieved through zero lost work day accidents since the start of [...]

DOE-VPP Legacy Star at TWPC 08/26/2013

Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) and the Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Lenoir City, Tennessee have been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to receive the DOE-Voluntary Protection Program Legacy of Stars Award. The award was presented on August 26, 2013, during the opening general session of the National Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Participants’ [...]

15 Million Tons of Waste Disposed!

With the help of newly subcontracted WAI Stoller Disposal Operations (WSDO), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has disposed of 15 million tons of contaminated material at the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF) since the facility began operations in 1996. Removing contaminated material and providing for its safe disposal prevents contaminants from reaching the groundwater [...]

WEMS Retains VPP Star Status

Congratulations to all WEMS employees and the rest of the WAI team!  Damon Detillion, WEMS Project Manager, received a letter of notification from  DOE Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Glenn S. Podonsky, last week congratulating WEMS employees for their pursuit of excellence in health and safety and for achieving continued recognition at the Star [...]

WAI at TWPC Helps Improve Safety in Schools

With recent news of school shootings and security breaches across the country, on-site police security officer for North Middle School, Chad Estes, came upon an idea that would help bolster his school’s emergency preparedness.  Mr. Estes devised a plan to stock all classrooms at Eaton Elementary and North Middle School, both in Lenoir City, TN, [...]

WAI Encourages Wellness in 2013!

Wellness has begun and it’s making it’s way all across WAI! A team from the WAI Headquarters, in Piketon, Ohio, participated in the Shamrock Shuffle in Portsmouth, Ohio. Not only did the team get a great jumpstart to the Wellness Program, but also served a great cause at the race. According to Luanne Valentine, Operations [...]


Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) is an SBA-Certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business that provides focused solutions for managing the entire life cycle of hazardous and radioactive materials. WAI has over 20 years of proven performance in Environmental Remediation, Environmental Consulting, Waste Management, and Facility Management and Operations.


The Wastren Advantages:

  • Prime Contractor Operating HAZCAT 2&3 Nuclear Facilities - Two Sites awarded DOE VPP Star Site Status
  • Fully Integrated Enterprise Project Management System
  • DOE-Certified EVMS and Procurement Systems
  • Tier 1 Level Integrated Safety and Quality Management Systems

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