“We challenged the workforce, the facilities, and the procedures for PCAPP EDS and the main plant extensively, and all showed they are equal to the task,” said Greg Mohrman, Army site project manager, PCAPP.
By years end, the EDS destroyed 477 items, including 10 Department of Transportation bottles, 255 105mm, 170 155mm projectiles and 42 4.2-inch mortar rounds.
Mohrman, who became site project manager in January 2015, said the year was filled with other important milestones.
The plant received Star Status in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program, one of OSHA’s highest recognitions for safety. More than 1,200 employees were recognized for earning the award.
“I’m proud of us for earning Star Status,” said Rick Holmes, Bechtel Pueblo Team project manager. “We did it as PCAPP. That is the way this job gets done—together.”
In June, Col. Thomas A. Duncan II assumed command of the depot. Duncan and his team will support plant operations.
“I’m focused on moving forward on the destruction of the stockpile,” Duncan said, following the ceremony where he became PCD’s 36th commander.
Throughout the year, the PCAPP team also sharpened their emergency preparedness skills through participation in multiple contingency drills.
PCAPP is scheduled to begin agent destruction operations at the main plant in 2016.