OUR COMPANY HISTORY
In 2014, Polestar Technical Services, Inc., returned to it's roots as a small business established by Kathy Miller, Patty Bailey and Bill Bailey and is now also self-certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business with the Small Business Administration. The company headquarters remain in Richland, Washington with an office in Las Vegas Nevada and consultants located around the country ready to support DOE clients as well as commercial nuclear and industrial clients throughout the US and internationally.
Polestar Applied Technology was founded in 1992 in Los Altos California by three senior executives from the commercial nuclear industry to support high-level corporate strategic and technical issues. Polestar began supporting U.S. Department of Energy projects at the Hanford (Purex) site in 1993. Since that time, Polestar has provided technical consulting services and executed projects at nearly every DOE site in addition to a broad range of support within the commercial nuclear industry.
Polestar opened the Richland Washington office in 1999 to better serve our expanding client DOE base and service offerings to include the full facility lifecycle. Through our technical expertise, we have helped clients solve problems and overcome challenges at all stages of the facility lifecycle from startup and readiness to operations management, transition and deactivation strategies, through facility shutdown and demolition planning. During this time, our suite of database tools, developed to enhance our facility operations and decommissioning processes, were refined and deployed around the country.
Polestar was purchased by WorleyParsons Group Inc. and re-branded as WorleyParsons Polestar. This expanded Polestar’s exposure to a much broader energy and industries – applying the processes developed in the nuclear industry to other high hazard operations and facilities such as decommissioning of fossil fueled power plants and oil & gas facilities in North America as well as significant nuclear decommissioning support in the UK.