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NNSA breaks new ground

Photography By Randy Montoya

Friday, July 20, 2018

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty speaks at NNSA complex groundbreaking event

ONE BRICK AT A TIME — At a July 2 groundbreaking ceremony, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, describes plans to build the new NNSA Albuquerque Complex as Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-NM, and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, listen. After approximately 2½ years of construction, the 330,000-square-foot building will house 1,200 NNSA employees and contractors and will meet LEED standards.

dignitaries dig first shovel-ful at NNSA complex groundbreaking

DUST IN THE WIND — Unearthing the first shovelsful of earth for the foundation of the new NNSA Albuquerque Complex on Eubank Boulevard, just south of the Center for Integrated Technologies, are (left to right) Greg Bloom from Sen. Tom Udall’s office; Bob Nanney and Tyler Stephens, both of Caddell Construction; Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM; Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator; Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-NM; Cheree Peterson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Lt. Col. Larry (Dale) Caswell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Dawn Harder, NNSA federal project director.