FCCI Helping NASA with Moon Shot


[Dupill Group’s Fluid Controls and Components Inc (FCCI)] has been awarded a $4.6 million contract from Bechtel to help with Mobile Launcher 2, a key part of NASA’s Artemis program.

Bechtel is designing, building, testing and commissioning the launcher, which is a ground platform used to support the Space Launch System rocket. Bechtel tapped FCCI to manage the design and fabrication of cryogenic and pressure relief valves for the project.

It’s a time- and labor-intensive process, said Russ Watson, vice president for FCCI. It’s also a thrilling one for the company, which is a division of the Pennsylvania-based Dupill Group.

“To have a role in the Artemis program is incredible. Our entire staff is very, very excited about the project,” Watson said. “To have Bechtel and their client, NASA, put their full faith and trust in our company out here in Richland is humbling to say the least.”

Excerpts from a Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business article written by Sara Schilling April 2023.