Also Known As: Parker Rust Proof , Meister-matic Inc., KC & F
Time Period: AWE 1944; Residual Radiation 1945-1981
Facility Type: Atomic Weapons Employer
Facility Description: Between May and August of 1944, McKinney Tool & Manufacturing of Cleveland, Ohio, turned and ground unbonded slugs to provide fuel for the first nuclear reactors, including the three Chicago piles; the Oak Ridge X-10 reactor; and the Hanford B, D, and F production reactors and 305 test pile.
During the period of residual contamination, as designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as noted in the dates above, employees of subsequent owners and operators of this facility are also covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
During a period between 1943 and ,1944, the Metallurgical Laboratory of the. Manhattan Engineer District (MED) subcontracted, with the McKinney Tool and Manufacturing: Company to produce an alternative charge of uranium slugs .for ‘the Hanford reactor. The slugs were. machined and ground fro;m rods~ extruded from billets by the Revere Copper and Brass Corporation of. Detroit, Michigan. Both subcontracts were, to end when Hanford developed its met&production line.
The site occupied by the former McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Company, located at 1688 Arabella Rd. in Cleveland, 0hio, is now ,occupied by Parker Rustproof of Cleveland, which, applies phosphate coatings to metal fittings at the site, and Meistermatic, Inc., which runs a machine shop at the site. The building on the site has a combination of brick and concrete walls, concrete flooring, and steel beams for support. Parker Rustproof occupies an approximate, space of 10,000-l5,000 sq. ft., portions of which have been renovated extensively. Meistermatic .occupies an approximate space of 5,000 sq. ft., separated from Parker Rustproof by a wall of concrete blocks, The walls of the .25’ x 30’ section of the building where uranium work was performed have been removed and other remodeling has occurred. Most of the original machinery had been sold at auction and only a small heat-treating oven, remains on the premises.
McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Co. is listed as an Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) site under the EEOICPA.
As of 03/15/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Co. is $155,955.
McKinney Tool and Manufacturing Co. Workers:
If you or your parent worked at this or any other AWE facility and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $150K plus medical benefits from the US Department of Labor. Call EEOICPA Counsel Hugh Stephens at 1-855-EEOICPA (336-4272) or fill out the form to the right, even if your claim has been accepted or denied.
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