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FBP Awards $100,000 to Bring New Business to Southern Ohio

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio -- January 11, 2023 -- The expansion of the SOAR Industrial Park at the Portsmouth Regional Airport is already growing the local economy. FBP has been a significant partner since breaking ground on the development, and is now supporting a new business within the park, Evans Food Group.

Front left to right, FBP President and CEO Greg Wilkett, FBP’s Tim Poe, President of Evans Food Group Bruce Myers and Plant Manager of Portsmouth Operations Troy Sword join Scioto County Commissioner Bryan Davis and Portsmouth Economic Development’s Robert Horton along with other members of the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio at the recent check presentation.

The FBP Community Commitment Fund has donated a total of $100,000 to the Evans Food Group for their future tortilla manufacturing plant at the industrial park. The plant is expected to produce ten million pounds of chips for annual distribution along the east coast.

The new facility is the second Scioto County location for the company, they already have a pork rinds facility in the Rosemont area.

“New businesses are discovering southern Ohio is a great place to invest, and the FBP Community Commitment fund is ready to partner with these organizations to help them get that start,” said FBP President and CEO Greg Wilkett. “By helping these new businesses, FBP is creating new opportunities for employment and growing our local economy with each investment.”

Through the Community Commitment program, FBP has provided nearly $5 million dollars in economic grants, creating and retaining 2,500 jobs since 2011.

Tim Poe coordinates the fund and works with the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) to create and retain jobs in Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Jackson counties.

“By working with the team at JEDISO we are able to identify some of the best opportunities for economic investment to help spur job growth in the region,” said Tim Poe, FBP Community Commitment Steering Group, “Southern Ohio provides many opportunities for business growth, and through the Community Commitment Fund we are able to take many of these locally-owned organizations and help them bring their plans to fruition, creating a better community for everyone.”

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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