Fermilab and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

In April 2010, workers set up two cranes at the construction site for the NOvA detector facility in Ash River, Minnesota.

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provided DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory with $114.2 million. Fermilab invested the funds in critical scientific infrastructure to strengthen the nation's global scientific leadership as well as to provide immediate economic relief to local communities. This Web site provided citizens with clear and accurate information about how Fermilab used the new funding and its immediate benefits for our neighbors and our nation.


Industrial Building 3 addition

Fermilab Today—November 5, 2010

IB3 addition nears completion

The future site of Fermilab�s new materials laboratory space has evolved from a steel outline to a fully enclosed building over the past five months.
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Fermilab Today—October 22, 2010

Recovery Act gives LBNE team chance to grow

Thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the collaboration for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment, LBNE, has expanded its project team.
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cooling units

Fermilab Today—October 15, 2010

Local company completes FCC roof construction

A local construction company recently completed work on the roof of the Feynman Computing Center, an important step in an ongoing project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Fermilab Today—September 24, 2010

MI-8 addition equipped for heavy lifting

Construction workers building the addition to MI-8 recently installed a bridge crane the Accelerator Division will use to maneuver parts and equipment.
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Brian Deimling

Fermilab Today—September 3, 2010

Autos to accelerators

In a town haunted by the remains of fallen automobile plants, Niowave and other companies like it are hiring workers to put their car-manufacturing skills toward building particle accelerators.
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Construction crews

Fermilab Today—August 20, 2010

Progress at NOvA

Construction crews building the NOvA detector facility in Ash River, Minn., have almost completed the walls of the detector enclosure.
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Fermilab Today—August 20, 2010

Recovery Act funds new projects, new opportunities

About 200 Chicago-area tradespeople will find work constructing Fermilab�s first superconducting radio-frequency cryomodule test facility during the next year.
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Wilson Hall

Fermilab Today—August 6, 2010

ARRA funds improvements to west side of Wilson Hall

Construction workers have entered the final phase of the Wilson Hall generator installation project.
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PolyOne Corp.

Fermilab Today—July 30, 2010

Largest NOvA purchase supports business

In June Fermilab placed its largest purchase order related to the NOvA neutrino experiment and, in the process, provided a boost to a company headquartered in Ohio.
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Stan Kramer

Fermilab Today—July 16, 2010

Recovery Act funds keep Fermilab wired

Electrician Stan Kramer spent the better part of a recession-hit 2009 unemployed. Then, last March, he received the call from Arlington Electric that he was needed for a newly created job at Fermilab.
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Larry Bohr

Fermilab Today—July 2, 2010

Recovery Act helps family business

This year Fermilab construction projects funded by the Recovery Act have been a major source of income for the Bohr family construction company, Don Bohr and Sons.
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Fermilab Today—June 25, 2010

New Muon Lab construction almost half completed

As of this week, Michigan-based company Barton Malow had completed 46 percent of the construction work on the New Muon Lab Extension.
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IB-3 addition

Fermilab Today—June 11, 2010

Work-in-progress: IB-3 addition shaping up

The steel shell for the Industrial Building 3 addition is now in place, marking the future location of Fermilab's new materials laboratory space.
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Joe Ozelis

Fermilab Today—May 28, 2010

Recovery Act funds two new cryostats

A local company, Ability Engineering Technology Inc., is building two cryostats for Fermilab with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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NuMI horn

Fermilab Today—May 21, 2010

Expansion project to match form to function

The MI-8 building is actually a service building for the 8 GeV line in the accelerator complex. It�s an awkward fit for the technicians and their equipment.
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construction crews

Fermilab Today—May 14, 2010

Expansion project to provide local jobs

A new construction project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will give a boost to local companies and provide much-needed space to the technicians who support Fermilab�s neutrino program.
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Blasting at NOvA

Fermilab Today—April 30, 2010

Blasting at NOvA complete

Crews finished blasting granite to clear an area measuring about 50 by 70 by 350 feet for the detector facility. On Tuesday, they will pour the first concrete in the cleared area.
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Construction workers

Fermilab Today—April 16, 2010

New beamlines mean business for contractors

This week at the New Muon Lab digging began for a tunnel to house the laboratory�s new superconducting radio-frequency test accelerator, which will be the first of its kind.
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construction site

Fermilab Today—March 19, 2010

ARRA funds construction for industrial building

Using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Fermilab awarded the $2.7 million construction contract to A.J. Maggio Co., a firm based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
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Residents of northern Minnesota and construction workers building the NOvA detector facility discuss the benefits the high-energy physics research project has brought their communities.

Joseph Long, the mayor of Orr, Minn., discusses the impact NOvA will have on his city.

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    In The Press

September 16, 2010
U.S. Department of Energy
Illinois Recovery Act Snapshot

August 30, 2010
Fermilab Today
U.S. industry developing SRF cavity expertise

August 20, 2010
Work continues on schedule at NOvA site

August 11, 2010
Four Projects Move Ahead with Added Funds

July 13, 2010
MPR News
U of M students building small-scale neutrino detector

February 28, 2010
Beacon News
The federal stimulus package: 1 year later

January 17, 2010
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Business Profile: Extrutech Plastics, Inc.

January 14, 2010
U.S. Department of Energy
Secretary Chu Announces 69 Early Career Scientists to Receive up to $85 Million in Funding to Support Research

January 11, 2010
Science Daily
Hunting Oscillation of Muon to Electron: Neutrino Data to Flow in 2010; NOvA Scientists Tune Design

January 6, 2010
Wichita Business Journal
U of M adding 40-50 jobs for new Neutrino facility

December 16, 2009
Star Tribune
Stimulus funding a shot in the dark

December 11, 2009
Fermilab Today
Drillers will sample soil, rock at proposed neutrino site

November 23, 2009
Economic Stimulus Act�s Science Spending

November 17, 2009
New Site Tracks How Stimulus Dollars Flow to Science

October 15, 2009
SLAC Today
Recovery Act Funds from Fermilab Boost SLAC Accelerator Tech Development

October 15, 2009
Washington Post
Report Card Due on Stimulus

October 13, 2009
Magnet Lab to Investigate Promising Superconductor

October 6, 2009
New York Times
Name That Atom Smasher

October 5, 2009
The Minnesota Daily
Undergraduates help construct neutrino detector

August 2009
Superconducting Technology, Chicago Style

August 20, 2009
ILC NewsLine
Stimulus funds for SCRF at Fermilab

August 19, 2009
Neutrinos on Display

August 19, 2009
Metal Miner
Titanium Dioxide Used to Catch Neutrinos Between Illinois and Minnesota

August 17, 2009
Washington Post
Blasting Neutrinos Under Wisconsin May Yield Big Payoff

August 6, 2009
The Herald News
Welcome home, money

August 6, 2009
Daily Herald
Stimulus check will keep Fermilab open for next 20 years

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