Also Known As: Axsys Technologies
Time Period: 1963; 1968; 1973-1975; 1992
Facility Type: Beryllium Vendor
Facility Description: Speedring machined beryllium-containing parts for Rocky Flats and Y-12. The Detroit Speedring office designation covers both of the locations to which the Detroit forwarding office sent work, including their locations in Warren, MI and Rochester Hills, MI. There is a separate Speedring facility in Culman, Alabama.
Nothing of significance was found in the Beryllium Vendor files. There was a brief mention of the 1968 AEC work in the AWE files; however, nothing was found about the 1963 date. There was no DOE elimination report and no documentation of decontamination activities or where in the facility the beryllium work for the AEC was conducted.
Telephone contact with current company (Axsys Technologies) officials and a former employee provided the following information: Warren facility–(1) the facility still exists— Axsys sold the facility in 1975 and the owner has leased it to two different occupants since then; (2) there is no information about beryllium decontamination between 1964 and 1968 and between 1969 and 1973; (3) there was cleanup performed when the facility was sold in 1975; and (4) AEC/DOE beryllium work was conducted in the same area as work for other clients.
Rochester Hills facility–(1) the facility still exists; and (2) the work (1992) probably involved polishing activities and would have been conducted in a well controlled area, where similar work was/is done for other clients.
The documentation reviewed and information provided by current company officials and a former worker indicate that no record of beryllium decontamination could be found for all of the non-covered time periods. Therefore it is assumed that the potential for residual contamination continues to exist.
Speedring Systems, Inc. is listed as a Beryllium Vendor (BE) under the EEOICPA.
As of 05/17/2015, the total compensation paid under Part B of the EEOICPA, including medical compensation, for workers suffering from the effects of having worked at Speedring Systems, Inc. is $172,679.
Speedring Systems, Inc. Workers:
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