KINGSPORT, TN – FEBRUARY 24, 2014: Lauren Engineers and Constructors has been awarded the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Safety by the Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration.  The award recognizes Lauren’s commitments to safety and outstanding safety performance at the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) facility in Erwin, TN.

Since 1997, Lauren has provided engineering, construction, and plant modification services to NFS, which manufactures nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines.

With only about eight Governor’s Awards typically given each year, this is a significant accomplishment for Lauren, as construction contractors are not typical recipients of the award.  This is the second time in three years that Lauren has earned this award in recognition of exceptionally safe performance at the site.  Over the past six years at NFS, Lauren has accumulated over 435,000 man-hours without a single recordable safety incident or lost workday.

“Our workers really take pride in our safety standards at Lauren, not because of the recognition we receive, but because it means everyone goes home safely to their families each day.  We are honored to receive the Governor’s Award and look forward to working many more safe hours with NFS,” said Jeff Campbell, Lauren Project Manager.

“Safety is the top priority for everyone at NFS — employees as well as our business partners,” said Joe Henry, president of Nuclear Fuel Services.  “We congratulate Lauren on this honor in recognition of their outstanding safety performance at our facility.”

About Lauren:
Lauren provides engineering, procurement and construction services throughout a variety of heavy-industrial markets, including Power Generation, Chemical/Process, and Oil & Gas. For more information about Lauren, please visit us online at

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