Beckwood Recognized by Bechtel for Contributions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has been recognized by Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit for outstanding work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Supply Chain Recognition Awards honor subcontractors and suppliers who supported Bechtel‘s work in nuclear power, environmental clean-up, defense, and nuclear security and operations projects during 2016.

"We could not accomplish what we do without our subcontractors and suppliers," said Barbara Rusinko, president of Bechtel's Nuclear, Security & Environmental global business unit. "The work is challenging, highly technical, and is often first-of-a-kind."

Prior to installing the Triform model 20-10-10BD deep draw sheet hydroforming press, LLNL relied on a decades-old Cincinnati model 15-15-9 to research, develop, and make their hydroformed parts. Since upgrading to the Triform, LLNL has increased their forming capabilities, allowing for infinite possibilities. They are now able to form parts from a variety of materials including high-strength alloys, carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, precious metals, copper, and brass, each with varying thicknesses. This flexibility is instrumental for developing LLNL’s extensive range of parts.

Companies were evaluated on multiple factors including 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.

“We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from Bechtel,” said Josh Dixon, Beckwood’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Providing technologically-advanced machinery to our country’s National Labs, including Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge, has provided a lasting and positive impact on defense and sustainability initiatives.”

About Bechtel

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

About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory focuses on technology development in support of national security and defense, high-performance computer simulation, and materials and energy research. For more than half a century, LLNL has focused on several specific missions, including biosecurity, counterterrorism, defense, energy, intelligence, nonproliferation and weapons. Learn more at

About Beckwood Press Company

Beckwood Press Company is a leading hydraulic press manufacturer, located in St. Louis, MO USA. They offer quality, custom hydraulic presses for virtually every industry and application, including a line of temperature controlled presses for compression molding, composite forming and high-temperature Hot Forming / SPF applications. Beckwood also manufactures the Triform line of Sheet Hydroforming Presses in both Fluid Cell and Deep Draw configurations, hydraulic ring expanders / sizers, hot joggle presses, as well as a line of stretch forming machines for both extrusion, sheet / leading edge applications. Get the latest news from Beckwood at


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