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Fluor-BWXT Helps Local Welding and Fabrication Business Expand

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- May 13, 2021 -- On April 27, Fluor-BWXT and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) presented Industrial Reliability & Repair (IRR) with a $30,000 check for an expansion project to generate job opportunities and add 3,000 square feet to their headquarters in Chillicothe. IRR is an industrial construction company that specializes in welding, millwright services, pipefitting, and fabrication.

Fluor-BWXT presents a $30,000 commemorative check to Industrial Reliability & Repair for their current expansion project at their Chillicothe, Ohio, headquarters. From left, Matt Daniels (IRR), Jack Williams (FBP), Tammy Eallonardo (Director of Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development), MacKenzi Logan Tackett, JD Dowell (FBP), McKenzie Gullion, Phillip Tackett, Tim Poe and Gary Arnett (Pike County Development (Pike County Economic Development Director, JEDISO).

“Locally-owned companies like IRR are the lifeblood of a vibrant economy,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director. “Our investment is designed to help with short term success and long-term sustainability.”

With branches in Elizabethtown, Tennessee, and Cincinnati, Ohio, they are considering opening additional branches in Kingsport, Tennessee and Wilmington, North Carolina.

“This is the mothership, everything runs through here,” Matt Daniels said. “The branch locations are smaller and have minimal office space with less staff. All of the office stuff runs through this, that’s the reason for the growth.”

IRR’s location on Douglas Avenue in Chillicothe was formerly known locally as Brock’s Welding & Fabrication. McKenzie Gullion is the director of financial management at IRR.

“We’re looking to do $30 million in sales this year and we’ve just grown,” Gullion said. “We keep hiring new people and keep creating new jobs for the community. We love this area--there’s just something about southern Ohio. We want to keep giving back to people and treating people right.”

They do precision maintenance, welding, fabricate pressure vessels, create mobile restaurant space from shipping containers, repair turbines and drive trains, turn-key project installations and also offer engineering services.

“Industrial Reliability & Repair has respected the legacy of Ross County employer, Brock’s Welding & Fabrication, while diversifying their services and positioning themselves for growth,” states Tammy Eallonardo, director of Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development.  “We are excited that they have chosen to expand their Chillicothe location to increase their product line and house their corporate offices.”

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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.