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Fluor-BWXT Donates $50,000 to SOPA for Economic Growth

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- November 22, 2021 -- Fluor-BWXT (FBP) and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) presented a $50,000 check to representatives from the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) to help spur economic growth in Scioto County with a new 45,000 square foot building near the airport in Minford.

From left, Sam Brady, Gary Arnett, Brian Davis, Robert Horton, Mark Ward and Marcie Barlow (all from JEDISO), Tim Poe, Jack Williams and Stephanie McLaughlin (all from FBP).

“As a resident of Scioto County, it is great to see Fluor-BWXT invest in the economic development of southern Ohio and I look forward to the future growth and prosperity of the local region,” said Deputy Director Stephanie McLaughlin, Environmental Remediation.

The building will offer 42,000 square feet of warehouse space and 3,000 square feet of office space in the Southern Ohio Aeronautical Regional Business Park for businesses ready to expand or set up shop. It will be located near the newly-constructed Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway (State Route 823) for easy access.

“This office space near the airport will make the area attractive for businesses to set up in Scioto County, moving toward future growth and prosperity of the area,” McLaughlin said.

“The Southern Ohio Port Authority is grateful for the grant provided through JEDISO from Fluor-BWXT for the spec building and infrastructure that is currently under construction at the SOAR Business Park,” said SOPA Chairman Robert Horton. “We appreciate the investment that Fluor-BWXT has made in Scioto County as well as the entire region. Fluor’s continued support of our region has been instrumental in providing career opportunities for our residents as well as enabling local businesses to grow and expand.  We look forward to continuing this relationship with Fluor-BXWT as we find a tenant for the spec building and break ground on other projects in Scioto County.”

As part of Fluor-BWXT’s community commitment, significant economic investments are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with JEDISO. The goal is to create and retain jobs for a sustainable and strong economy in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. Since 2011, FBP has provided more than $4.4 million dollars in economic grants--creating and retaining approximately 2,500 jobs in Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.

For more information about Fluor-BWXT, please visit www.fbportsmouth.com.

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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.