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Fluor-BWXT Supports New Ross County Industrial Development

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio -- March 17, 2021 -- Fluor-BWXT recently partnered with the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) to donate $17,500 to support sewer extension to a new industrial park in Ross County.

Pictured, from left, Dafne Mosley (JEDISO); Tim Poe, FBP Director of Nuclear Operations and Chairman of the FBP Community Commitment Plan Steering Group; Gary Arnett (JEDISO); JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director; Rodney Winegardner, owner of WRH Company; Sam Brady, (JEDISO); and Tammy Eleanardo (JEDISO).

The WRH Company, a locally-owned developer and commercial property manager, has purchased just over 80 acres of farm land near the Kenworth supply chain corridor with plans to build a new industrial park.

“There is great opportunity for economic growth in our community, and Fluor-BWXT is excited to support this potential,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director.

“Sewer extension is the first step of many to prepare this acreage for development,” said Tammy Eallonardo, Director of Economic Development for Ross County.  “We hope to work with the developer to see the project through to completion.”

Significant economic investments like these are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with JEDISO, with the goal to create and retain jobs for a sustainable and strong economy in Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Jackson 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.