An integral part of Y‑12’s transformation, the Consolidated Manufacturing Complex will fulfill the NNSA mission of placing production processes in right-sized, modern facilities.
The CMC will consolidate several mission-critical processes required to meet Y‑12 customer needs. Updating processing methods and right-sizing the facility will mean a significant reduction, projected at more than 250,000 square feet, in the footprint. CMC will eliminate several 40- to 65-year-old facilities and alleviate concerns associated with aged facilities built to different codes and standards.
Functions being evaluated for inclusion in CMC are lithium operations, general machining operations, depleted uranium operations and deuterium production, as well as analytical chemistry and research and development. Adding these functions would complete the major Y‑12 transformation by upgrading key supporting activities needed for manufacturing customer-driven products.