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Columbiana Hi Tech to Expand Greensboro, N.C.-Based Facility

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May 07, 2013

Charlotte, N.C., May 7, 2013 — Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT), a nuclear manufacturer purchased by AREVA’s Transnuclear subsidiary, is expanding its facility and adding new technology to address a growing need for safe used fuel management materials. To support an increase in new orders for used fuel canisters, CHT is adding another 900 square-feet of office space and building a 1,050 square-foot training center at its main facility in Greensboro, N.C.

“We are expanding our capabilities by investing in human performance and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that we meet the demands of our customers for trusted, high quality products that meet and exceed their safety and quality expectations,” said Don Olson, President and COO of Columbiana Hi Tech.

The training center will be used to offer employees classroom training on topics ranging from occupational safety to quality system implementation to used fuel storage system concepts.  Further investment has been made in new equipment including a cutting edge technology welding machine and a state-of-the-art x-ray film processor. Additional expansion in both facilities and manufacturing equipment is planned for later in 2013.

CHT was purchased by Transnuclear, Inc., an AREVA company, in 2012 and recently expanded its engineering staff in order to meet the growing need for safe used fuel storage canisters.

“CHT is a key part of our strategy, as America’s leader in dry fuel storage, to develop innovative products and offer cost-effective solutions to our used fuel transportation and dry storage customers,” said Mike McMahon, President and CEO of Transnuclear, Inc. “We believe that our role in helping to solve America’s challenges related to safe used fuel management is important, and CHT positions us to continue to lead with safe, quality products and forward-looking innovation.”


Kelly Cousineau
AREVA Media Relations
Tel.: (202) 680-2469

More About Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT)

CHT is a division of AREVA Inc. located in Greensboro, N.C. We specialize in custom fabrication and are dedicated to supplying qualified products to the nuclear industry. With 30 years of experience, our team of engineers and manufacturing staff has the industrial expertise and quality assurance credentials to meet the needs of nuclear utilities and related industries. Visit us at http://chtnuclear.com.

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AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, is the market leader for used fuel storage and fuel transportation in the American nuclear industry. We offer innovative total systems solutions for the safe storage of used fuel, industry best pool-to-pad services, and nuclear fuel and waste logistics. Our success is based on our reputation for unparalleled human performance initiatives, a dedication to safety first, transparent pricing and business integrity that combine to ensure our customers get “as promised” cost savings and superior results. http://us.areva.com/arevatn


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AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its nearly 5,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Visit us online at http://us.areva.com and follow us on Twitter: @AREVAinc.