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Fluor-BWXT Donates $50,000 to Wellston’s Partnership Plaza

JACKSON COUNTY, Ohio -- April 8, 2021 -- Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) is partnering with the city of Wellston, Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP), and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) with a $50,000 grant towards the Partnership Plaza, a significant neighborhood revitalization project.

JD Dowell (left), Fluor-BWXT Site Project Director, and Charlie Hudson, Mayor of Wellston, display a ceremonial check announcing FBP’s recent donation to the city’s Partnership Plaza. They were joined by representatives of the Jackson County Economic Development Partnership (JCEDP), the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO), and several Jackson County elected officials.

The grant will help with the redevelopment of the former Kroger building, which was recently purchased. The building has been abandoned since August 2019 but is now being redeveloped to lure new business into downtown Wellston.

“Through this partnership, we are able to help the city of Wellston reutilize a part of their downtown community as well as develop new economic opportunities and jobs for the area,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director. “The investment being made now will help create a stronger downtown community for years to come.”

The 8,600-square-foot property is being restored for the use of a single tenant or possible multiple tenants.

“The purchase and redevelopment of this property as Partnership Plaza would not have been possible without Fluor-BWXT’s support,” said Sam Brady, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Economic Development Partnership. “Once again, FBP’s commitment to the future of southern Ohio is paying dividends to our community.”

“Without the dedication and commitment of FBP, the Partnership Plaza Project would not have been possible,” said Steve Pritchett, JCEDP Board Chairman. “This project is a clear illustration of FBP’s dedication to both southern Ohio jobs and revitalization. We are truly grateful for both.”

Important 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.