Transforming Y-12

Government-owned facilities and operations are being challenged to become smaller, more efficient and more responsive to changing national and global challenges. Nowhere in the National Security Enterprise is transformation more evident than at Y‑12.

Some of the most striking indicators that Y‑12 is undergoing an extreme makeover are seen in construction projects and a shrinking footprint.

In the last 10 years, the Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program has demolished more than 1.3 million square feet of aging facilities at Y‑12 and replaced them, as necessary, with new state-of-the-art facilities.

Two facilities, Jack Case Center and New Hope Center, have allowed one-third of the Y‑12 workforce to vacate more than 50 aging facilities and relocate to offices that offer significant productivity enhancements. They’re also eye-catching evidence that transformation at Y‑12 is in full swing.

The nation’s Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility came online in 2010, providing an ultrasecure warehouse for the nation’s highly enriched uranium.