An Anvil International Company


May 2018

Anvil International EPS Division Recognized by Bechtel for Outstanding Performance on Nuclear, Security and Environmental Projects
Company Honored for its Commitment to Excellence and Quality

North Kingstown, RI — Anvil Engineered Pipe Supports (Anvil EPS) was recognized for outstanding work on projects by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit at the Bechtel Supply Chain Recognition awards. The awards recognize subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2017.
“Our subcontractor and supplier community relationships are the cornerstone to many of our highly technical, and often first-of-a-kind projects,” said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security and Environmental global business unit. “The performance of these suppliers continues to enhance our ability to deliver superior service to our customers and advance innovation in the industry.”
Rick Laviolette, VP/GM of Anvil EPS, received the award on behalf of his team. “We are proud to have received this prestigious award from Bechtel”, Laviolette said. “This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our front line employees and our middle management. As one of the largest engineering firms in the world, Bechtel has been and continues to be one of our major customers. There are several new potential opportunities for our companies to expand upon our partnership and we look forward to our continued success.”
Anvil EPS supplies custom engineered supports and fabricated structures for one of the country’s largest nuclear military waste treatment plants, Hanford WTP located in Washington State. This project was started in 2004 and is overseen by the US Department of Energy. Anvil has played a key role in supplying critical components to this project.
Companies were evaluated on multiple factors. They include: overall performance; the ability to deliver quality services/supplies on time; the ability to work collaboratively to meet milestones; and meeting or exceeding project expectations in aspects of safety, construction performance, technical expertise, and environmental compliance. Nominations were reviewed and approved by Bechtel procurement and project managers. Final recommendations were approved by senior leadership.

''About Anvil Engineered Pipe Supports (Anvil EPS):

Anvil EPS, formerly ITT Grinnell, is the founding manufacturer of engineered pipe supports. With over 150 years of experience providing the highest quality pipe hangers and support systems, we know how to get the job done right. Our products and engineered solutions have been used in power generation, petro-chem, nuclear, DoD, LNG, oil & gas and marine projects around the globe. Our products are made in the USA at our facilities in Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2015, NPT, N) and Texas. For more information, please contact Anvil EPS at 401-558-2539, 160 Frenchtown Rd., N. Kingstown, RI 02852 or visit''

''About Bechtel:

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.''

On February 26, 2013 in Frederick, Maryland, approximately 60 suppliers were brought together for the annual 2012 Bechtel Power Corporation’s Contractor/Supplier Recognition Program. These top suppliers were handpicked from a global pool of 4000 Bechtel suppliers and contractors to be recognized for their excellent performance throughout the year and contributions to the success of a significant Bechtel project being completed on time and under budget.

Anvil International’s Vice President and General Manager of the EPS division, Rick Laviolette, met with the President of the Bechtel Power group Mr. Alasdair Cathcart along with other top Bechtel executives to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the company. This was the second consecutive year that Anvil International EPS was selected as a top Bechtel supplier. The award was centered on the Elm Road Project in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Anvil utilized its experience and innovation to meet demanding project requirements, including 20’ long specially designed sextuple springs (for large movements and low variability) and P91 alloy pipe attachments.

Rick Laviolette commented “I am really proud of our team and that’s what this award is really all about, teamwork. Our dedicated employees stepped up at all levels across our enterprise to assure Bechtel received, ‘world class’ service, innovative engineering, top shelf manufacturing, as well as superior quality and delivery. This is the Anvil EPS way, this is what we do best, deliver value at all levels”.

We look forward to 2013 for another opportunity to be recognized by this prestigious company.

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2018 Bechtel Suppliers Press Release (Hanaford WTP)

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2013 Bechtel Corp Power Brochure (Elm Road)

Bechtel Power Corp Brochure Bechtel Power Corp Brochure (2 MB)