Kellex Corporation

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The Kellex Corporation was a front company for M. W. Kellogg Limited, formed in 1942 for the purpose of designing and operating a facility for the production of enriched uranium through gaseous diffusion.[1]

The company was headquartered in the Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan, co-located with the New York Area Engineers Office, which oversaw the contract and the nearly one hundred Special Engineer Detachment personnel which had been assigned to the firm headquarters. Kellex facilities were also located at Columbia University's Nash Building, Kellogg's Jersey City plant, at the Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


  1. ^ Jones, Vincent C (1985). Manhattan: The Army and the Atomic Bomb. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army.