Polestar’s 2nd Annual Junior Achievement Fundraiser Auction

Team Polestar will be participating in the JA Bowling Classic on May 18th at Atomic Lanes from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please come and cheer us on! The 2021 Christmas Party fundraiser auction for Junior Achievement exceeded all expectations and 2020’s total! This year’s auction raised a grand total of $1,760.00 for Junior Achievement. And all thanks to…

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Welcoming New Employees

Polestar is pleased to announce and welcome Bob Birney and Jim Jacobsen to our team. Bob is a Project Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in nuclear plant operations, construction, maintenance, root cause analysis, training, procedure writing, and ASME Section III and VIII Certification, in addition to being a DOE certified nuclear reactor…

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Polestar Family All Hands and Open House

On July 15 Polestar celebrated the opening of our new office by hosting an all hands / open house for staff and families. It was a fantastic and relaxing evening with so many familiar and new faces – our first-time meeting together in 16 months. Kathy Miller, Chief Executive Officer, welcomed everyone to our new…

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Trivia Night Fundraiser with Junior Achievement!

On June 3, Team Polestar participated in Junior Achievement Play 4 JA Virtual Trivia Night benefiting local youths who participate in Junior Achievement.  The event was in lieu of the Junior Achievement annual bowling event that was cancelled due to COVID restrictions; however, the trivia night event did not let down. A small group of…

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Welcome New Employee – Lanette Adams

Lanette has over 35 years of experience in the government and commercial industries. In her 30 years at the DOE Hanford Site, Lanette managed several operations projects and functional programs. Most recently, she directed Integrated Safety Management System, Voluntary Protection Program, and safety culture activities that aligned with contractual requirements and DOE key performance initiatives.…

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Welcome New Employees

Polestar is pleased to announce and welcome Lorna Dittmer and Alex Schwarz to our team. Lorna has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and brings with her over 30 years of experience in chemistry, environmental compliance, regulatory permitting and reporting, waste site characterization, and remediation. She is…

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Congratulations ISMS Team

Congratulations Polestar ISMS Team for a project completion well done! From 2015 to 2021, Polestar provided personnel to a prime contractor at the Hanford Site for an Integrated Safety Management System Surveillance (ISMS) Team. The team provided the client with an in-depth understanding of their implementation of the Department of Energy’s ISMS requirements. The team,…

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FY21 2nd Quarter Work Anniversaries

Congrats on years of incredible work at Polestar! January Bill Bailey, Bryan Coles and Tom Davies February Dawn Adams, Jo Lynn Draper, Tom Rodovsky and Gabrielle Schuler March Charmaine Busler, Mark Morton Jr, Samee Nihill, Bill Peiffer and Ronny Tronstad

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2020 Holiday Food Drive

Thank you to our staff for the kind and generous support to our community residents in a time that is much needed. During the holidays, Polestar collected food items and monetary donations for our quarterly food drive. A total of 100 pounds of food and supplies (including toilet paper!) and $310.00 were happily given to…

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