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Fluor-BWXT Donates $25,000 to Newly Formed Piketon Community Improvement Corporation

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- February 19, 2020 -- Fluor-BWXT is proud to support the future development of the Village of Piketon with a $25,000 donation to the newly formed Piketon Community Improvement
Corporation (CIC).

Pictured-Front row (l-r)-Jennifer Chandler, Piketon Village Council and CIC Board Member, Billy Spencer, Piketon Mayor and CIC President, Bob Smith, FBP Site Project Director, Tim Poe, Chairman FBP Steering Committee.

Back Row (l-r)-Ralph Douthitt, Piketon Village Council and CCI Board Member, Gary Arnett and Sam Brady, JEDISO

“Economic development plays a significant role in our local giving and the Village of Piketon is a priority to Fluor-BWXT,” said Bob Smith, FBP Site Project Director.

The Piketon CIC is a non-profit private business created to serve as the economic development arm of the Village. By looking for opportunities to clear blight from the community, the CIC can purchase and pay for the clean-up of properties and then market them for resale. The first planned project is cleaning up an abandoned gas station at the corner of U.S. Route 23 and Market Street.

“The Community Improvement Corporation will be able to do things the Village is not able to,” said Piketon Mayor and CIC Board President Billy Spencer. “This seed money is a tremendous help in getting us started on these projects.”

Support, like the recent FBP donation, will help serve as a catalyst to help the CIC reach their goals for community improvement.

“Our job as the Village is to provide infrastructure and to make our community worth investing in,” said Jennifer Chandler, Piketon Village Council and CIC board member. “ When we make our property more valuable we can bring in more business.”

As part of Fluor-BWXT’s Community Commitment, significant economic investments are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with the Joint Economic Diversification Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO).  The goal is to create and retain jobs for a sustainable and strong economy in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties.

 

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About Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC
Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) and BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) (NYSE: BWXT), two world-class companies with significant Ohio experience, formed Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC (FBP) to address the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) needs at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Portsmouth Site in Pike County, Ohio. Jacobs Engineering, another global leader in industrial and environmental projects, provides support. Fluor-BWXT employs 1,800 workers who bring unparalleled experience, insights, and lessons learned from across the DOE complex. The Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth mandate is to clean up the Portsmouth Site safely and compliantly, provide strong uranium stewardship and partner with local communities to achieve a sustainable economic future. For more information, visit www.fbportsmouth.com.