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March 11

​BHI Energy recently made changes to the payment method of per diem for eligible employees.  To assist you in understanding these changes, we have prepared the following answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you need further information or have any questions, please call the Payroll Department @ 800-225-0385

1)    If I already have Direct Deposit (DD) will my Per Diem (PD) automatically be deposited ?  YES
2)    Can I still elect to receive a “live” PD check?  PD is a non-taxable earning code on the weekly check.  It is no longer a separate check.  The entire check is paid either DD or live check, based on employee set up.
3)    Is travel expenses and/or travel day PD included as a DD?  For employees recruited out of the Piedmont SC office, travel is part of the weekly check (i.e., would be DD if employee is set up for DD).  For employees recruited out of the Weymouth MA office, travel continues to be a live check.  As we continue to streamline operations, we expect to have a consistent process by year end.
4)    Will cash advances be DDed?  Per Diem advances will continue to be a live check.
5)    Will bonuses/incentives be DDed ?  Bonuses will continue to be a live check.
6)    Can PD be DDed into a different account?  Employees are set up for one direct deposit account.  The entire check is DD into the one account in the employee record.  To ensure operational efficiency and reduced account maintenance and minimal direct deposit rejects, the limit is one account for DD.
7)    How will it appear on my stub?  The Per Diem is a separate non-taxable line item on the check.  The earning code (PD1) shows as a separate line on the check.  The number of days per diem, the per diem rate, and total amount shows on the check stub.
8)    Will my W-2 be any different?  The Per Diem will not show on the W2 earnings, as per diem is not taxable wages.
9)    Can I opt out of DD?  To delete DD, please email requesting to cancel DD.  Please include name and last 4 digits of SSN.

June 15
Catawba Nuclear Station



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In-Processing Orientation for Kings Mountain

Please follow the link below that will take you to the Duke Energy Home Page...


Click Here for Kings Mt In-Processing Orientation

Before arriving at Kings Mountain for in-processing, training and badging, it is important that contingent workers know Duke Energy's pre-arrival and arrival expectations, such as dress code, documentation that needs to be completed beforehand, and safety protocols.

We look forward to having you here at Catawba during our upcoming outage. We want to do all we can to make your stay beneficial and productive. We provide many services and craft on site and ask that you do your part to support the total site team. BHI Energy provides a wide range of services for the site including; Radiation Protection, Decontamination services, Mechanical Maintenance Support, Utility services, Tool Room, Painters, and even mail delivery services. BHI Energy provides approximately 90 people to the site year round and will add about 190 people during our outage. We have earned an excellent reputation with our client by providing quality personnel and services. We place our confidence in you to help maintain and improve our reputation. We will do all we can during orientation to ensure you understand the expectations and policies for the Catawba Site.


To help us out initially please:
  • Bring two forms of Identification so we can complete the Employment Eligibility Verification form. If you are not familiar with what forms of ID are acceptable, then please give us a call.
  • Bring two documents for proof of residency. ie: Driver license, Electric Bill, Telephone Bill, Credit Card Bill, or Voter Registration Card.
  • Adhere to the personal dress policy, which requires us to wear full-length pants, sleeved shirts with no offensive language or symbols, and leather or leather simulated type material shoes. Some job classifications do require steel toe shoes. Other than that you should dress appropriately using good judgment.
0630 is the report time for outage personnel. Please refer to the report date given to you by the BHI Energy recruiter.
Directions to Kings Mountain Training Center:
Physical Address:
Kings Mountain Generation Support Facility
1040 Beason Creek Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Katrina Hayko: Inprocessing Admin (704) 471-5426
Brandy Neal: Payroll & Personnel Manager (864) 873-6206
Directions from Charlotte:
Take 85 South. Take exit 10B to merge onto US-74 W/Andrew Jackson Hwy toward Kings Mountain/Shelby. Take exit toward US-74 BUS/Moss Lake/Waco. Turn left at Stony Point Rd. Continue on Shelby Rd. Turn right at Vestibule Church Rd. Turn left at Commerce Blvd. Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.
Directions from Greenville/Spartanburg:
Take I-85 North. Take Exit 5 for Dixon School Rd, turn left onto Dixon School Rd, stay straight to go onto Kings Mountain Blvd, turn left onto Shelby Rd/US-74 BUS, turn left onto Vestibule Church Rd. Take a left at Commerce Blvd. Take 1st right onto Beason Creek Rd.
Lodging Information:
Holiday Inn Express:
100 Woodlake Parkway Kings Mountain, NC 704-734-0014
2001 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC 704-480-0881
Value Place:
1010 Sue Lane Shelby, NC 704-487-1001
Express Inn and Suites:
1601 Bessemer City Rd. Gastonia, NC 843-446-1188
Hampton Inn:
802 Cecilia Alexander Fr. Belmont, NC 800-(Hampton) 426-7866, 704-825-6100
1859 Remount Road Gastonia, NC 704-866-9090
2012 E. Marion Street Shelby, NC 704-482-5666
Affordable Suites:
1921 Bessemer City Road Gastonia, NC 704-853-0045
920 Grove Street Shelby, NC 704-471-0441
America’s Best Value Inn:
1721 Broadcast Street Gastonia, NC 704-868-4900
825 West Dixon Blvd Shelby, NC 704-482-3821
American Motel:
6834 Wilkinson Blvd Belmont, NC 877-574-2464 704-868-2000
America’s Best Inn:
1207 Broadcast Street Gastonia, NC 704-868-4900
Super 8:
502 Cox Road Gastonia, NC 800-80-8000, 704-867-3846
1716 E. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC 704-484-2101
Campground Information:
Cherokee of Blacksburg:
140 Carroll Drive Blacksburg, SC 864-839-4001
Kings Mountain State Park:
1277 Park Road Blacksburg, SC 802-222-3209
B & D Campground
736 Stoney Point Rd. Kings Mountain NC 704-739-2958, 704-418-0669
The Best Campground of Charlotte NC
7800 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC 704-399-3251
Lake Norman State Park 159 Inland Sea Dr. Troutman, NC 704-528-6350
***Please ask about Duke Energy Corp. rate for discount
If you have any questions or concerns before your arrival, please call
Site Manager
(803) 701-5319
Joey Melanson: Recruiter
Directions to Catawba Nuclear Plant from the North:
Take I-85 south to I-77 south thru Charlotte.
Exit at Carowinds Blvd. Exit to the right; continue straight passing the entrance to Carowinds.
Go approx. 2 miles until you intersect with Hwy. 49 at traffic light.
Turn left on Hwy 49; Crown Gas Station should be on right when turning. Stay on Hwy 49 into S.C. thru Lake Wylie. At the traffic light, by Wendy’s, Burger King and Grocery Store Ctr. get in far left lane to continue on Hwy 49.
Hwy 49 will intersect with Hwy 274.
At North’s Grocery stay straight on Highway 274 (49 will go right). Within a few miles you will see a sign indicating Catawba Nuclear Station- Energy Quest to the left.
Turn left on Concord Rd, go to the first entrance (Inprocessing, Shipping and Receiving) for Vendor access. Upon approaching the security cross arm, vendor parking will be on the right.
Directions to Catawba Nuclear Plant from the South:
Take I-77 North to Rock Hill, S.C.
Exit on 82A Cherry Rd. then exit on Hwy 161. Continue west on Hwy 161 toward York.
At 2nd red light, turn right onto Mt. Gallant Rd. Go approx. 8 miles to traffic light at Hwy 274.
Turn right at traffic light onto Hwy 274 go approx. 5 miles.
The access road to Catawba will be on the right and is called Concord Rd. Go to the first entrance (shipping and receiving). Upon approaching the security cross arm, vendor parking will be on the right.
NUF / RP Fundamentals or General Employment Training on Nantel
If you need access, study material, or questions about Nantel please contact Brandy Neal at (864) 873-6206
BHI Energy has an agreement with Bank of America There is a local branch close to Catawba. The office is located 4955 Charlotte Highway in Lake Wylie on Hwy. 49. (803) 831-8343.
From the plant, turn right onto Hwy. 274. At the intersection of Hwy. 274 and 49, turn right. Continue on Hwy. 49 toward Lake Wylie approx 6 miles. The bank will be on the left. You may have to pay a minimal fee.
BUDGET MOTEL 588 S.Anderson Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-5211
Best Western 1106 N. Anderson Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-1330
Microtel 1047 Riverview Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 817-7700
Executive Inn Hwy. 21 bypass Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-2100
Country Inn & Suites 865 Patriot Pkwy Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-5151
Hampton Inn 2111 Tabor Dr. Rock Hill, SC (803) 325-1100
Economy Inn 840 Riverview Road Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-5252
Holiday Inn/Carowinds 3560 Lakemont Blvd. Fort Mill, SC (803) 548-0100
Days Inn of York 1568 Alexander Love Hwy York, SC (803) 684-2525
Regency Inn 1037 Riverview Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-3150
Howard Johnson’s 911 Riverview Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-7900
Super 8 Motel 888 Riverview Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 980-0400
Quality Inn & Suites 2625 Cherry Rd. Rock Hill, SC (803) 329-3121

Lakeside Lodges & Camp grounds
8332 Regent Parkway Fort Mill, Sc 29715
Phone (803) 547-3500 Fax (803) 547-3505
Office Hours Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00****closed Sundays and Major Holidays
Directions: From I 77 take Exit 90, go south on Hwy 21/Carowinds Blvd. Turn into Regent Park, drive back to Railroad track and straight through that intersection. Look for signs to Lakeside Lodges and Campgrounds Office on your right. For your convenience, checks can be left in the drop box.
No Reservations***No Tents or Pop-Ups over 1 week***sites 30 amp
Rates include Electric, Water, and Sewer & Basic Cable
Sites 18-40 50 amp installations in progress
Sites 120-127 Sewer installation in progress
Sites 85-95 Back-ins
All others pull-through
PHONE (803) 547-3500
FAX (803) 547-3505
Office Hours
Mon-Sat 9-5
Closed Sundays & Major Holidays
Unit Sleeps
Studio 4
2 double beds, mini-kitchen, table & chairs, 1 bath
1 BR 1 Bath 6
LR/DR/Kitchen-queen Sleeper sofa
Bedroom -2 Double Bens-1 bath
1 BR 1 ½ Bath 6
LR/DR/Kitchen-queen Sleeper sofa
Bedroom -2 Double Beds-1 ½ bath
1 BR 1 ½ Bath 6
LR/DR/Kitchen Combo
-Queen Sleeper sofa in LR
Queen bed in BR Bunk beds in hallway alcove
In master BR + bath
Twin Beds in 2nd badroom/2nd bath in hallway
Monthly rates include water, sewer, garbage collection & basic cable.
Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA: 940 gold Hill Rd. Fort Mill (803) 548-1148
Furnished Temporary Apartments/ Affordable Corporate Apartments:
The Lathaam company 1420 Riverview Rd Rock Hill, SC (803) -366-9421
Fully Furnished Studio, Efficiency Apartments, and 1 and 2 bedroom town homes and condominiums.
Temporary Housing Unlimited
2121 Ebeneezer Rd Rock Hill, SC 803-327-2375
** It is required by Duke Energy and BHI Energy to wear protective footwear in the mechanical operating areas.