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FBP helps finance removal of dilapidated downtown building

WAVERLY, Ohio -- December 21, 2022 -- For nearly three decades, residents have been staring into the eyes/windows of a dilapidated commercial building in downtown Waverly. On Dec. 12, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) donated $47,000 to help finance the demolition of the Greenbaum Building that once overlooked the intersection of Market Street and Emmitt Avenue on U.S. 23. Removal of the building not only enhanced safety for local residents but also added substantial curb appeal to the neighborhood.

In December, Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) presented a $47,000 check for economic development to the Pike County Land Bank to fund the demolition of the Greenbaum Building that stood empty for nearly three decades. From left, Stephanie McLaughlin (FBP); Tiffany Lemaster and Tammy Eallonardo, both of Ross County Economic Development; Daphne Mosley, Pike County Economic Development; Jeff Chattin, Pike County commissioner; Sam Brady, Jackson County Economic Development; Shirley Bandy, Land Bank treasurer; Jerry Miller, Pike County commissioner; Tim Poe, FBP Community Commitment Steering Group chair; Ed Davis, Pike County treasurer; Greg Wilkett, FBP president and CEO; Tony Montgomery, Pike County commissioner and Gary Arnett, Pike County Economic Development director.

“We are pleased to have been able to help fund the safe demolition of the Greenbaum Building that stood in disrepair,” FBP President and CEO Greg Wilkett said. “By removing this structure, Pike County and Waverly have eliminated an eyesore, a potential health and safety hazard, and also opened up opportunities for other local businesses to flourish.”

Gary Arnett is the Pike County economic development director and is also a member of the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO).

“I’m a great fan of FBP and cannot say enough about their support of the four-county area,” Arnett said. “Without them, we would have had to dip into county funds to complete the project.”

The Greenbaum Building was built in the late 1800s to house a dry goods store and eventually became a tavern in the 1970s before it closed in 1992. Demolition of the building began in December 2021.

As part of FBP’s Community Commitment, significant economic investments are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with the 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 nearly $5 million dollars in economic grants - creating and retaining approximately 2,500 jobs.

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An observer stands near the last corner of the Greenbaum Building in Waverly during demolition.

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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