Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO) is comprised of Bechtel National Inc. and includes Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) as a New Mexico-based small business teaming subcontractor. 

Bechtel was part of the original team that designed WIPP and has operated sites that generated, managed, and shipped transuranic waste to the repository, including Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and cleanup of legacy sites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Through its global operations in mining and metals, the team brings world class mine construction, safety, and maintenance experience including cutting edge design and operations knowledge, and methods and tools to improve safety, schedule, and cost. 

LATA brings environmental, engineering, and high-hazard expertise at multiple DOE sites in Ohio, Kentucky, and Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico. LATA further strengthens SIMCO’s capabilities in regulatory interaction, waste operations, and proactive interface with New Mexico and Carlsbad stakeholders.