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Sewer Extension Project Opens Corridor to Future Businesses

PIKETON, Ohio -- September 28, 2021 -- Work is nearly complete on a recent sewer line extension project on the east side of US Route 23 in the village of Piketon. The project, selected by the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO), received a grant of $54,194 from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) to help spur continued growth in the corridor, currently occupied by  the Sunoco gas station and Innovative Solutions.

Work recently began on a new sewer line extension project in Piketon near the Sunoco station on the east side of US 23. Fluor-BWXT and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) donated $54,194 to make the location more viable for future business opportunities.

“It is a pleasure to invest in business opportunities that help grow Piketon,” said FBP Site Project Director JD Dowell. “We have a deep commitment to development and success in Piketon and all of southern Ohio.”

Dowell added that supporting economic growth helps build community within the community, while Piketon Mayor Billy Spencer said the availability of utilities makes the land more viable for future businesses.

“The contribution from Fluor-BWXT really helped the village with this project,” said Spencer. “I also have to thank the county commissioners for realizing the potential growth, not only of the village but for the whole county.”

Spencer said that area business owners have already shown an interest and Piketon is growing.

“I want to be a good partner and friend to the county and to the plant. We all benefit.”

Significant economic investments like this one are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with JEDISO. The goal is to create and retain jobs for sustainable and strong economies in Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Jackson counties. The effort was made possible through the economic development arm of FBP’s Community Commitment Plan.

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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.