Purchase orders from
Y-12 indicate that Beryllium Metals and Chemical
Corp. (BERMET) did some beryllium work for Y-12,
beginning in 1963 and continuing at least
through 1965. Beyond that, records indicate
BERMET was responsive to an invitation to submit
100 pounds of beryllium metal to the AEC in 1968
for purposes of qualifying for further work, as
part of the AEC's beryllium metal study group.
According to a May, 1969 memo, BERMET chose not
to participate beyond this initial 100 pound
BERMET's corporate successor has indicated that the sale of beryllium to the AEC began in 1962 and continued through 1969.