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Fluor-BWXT Economic Partnership Wins State Award

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio -- August 28, 2019 -- A partnership between local and state governments and Fluor-BWXT has been recognized for efforts to bring new opportunities and economic development to southern Ohio.

(left-right) FBP’s Kaci Compton, Ryan Evans, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Julie Stephens, from Congressman Bill Johnson’s office

JEDISO (Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio) was honored with the Creative Project Funding award at the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) recent annual meeting at the Sunroom at the Brick in Frankfort, Ohio. JEDISO manages the grant dollars from the Fluor-BWXT Community Commitment fund for economic development in Pike, Scioto, Jackson, and Ross counties.

This past year, Fluor-BWXT’s Community Commitment Fund awarded $142,500 to assist in the environmental clean-up and development of the former Meridian automotive site in Jackson County. The site has been vacant for more than a decade and was in need of clean-up for future reindustrialization.

The state of Ohio offered Jackson County a $1.8 million grant for the project if they could come up with a percentage of matching funds. Fluor-BWXT’s Community Commitment Steering Committee recognized the potential of this project, and stepped in to help.

“The typical maximum grant allocation for a JEDISO supported project is $50,000,” said Taylor Stepp, APEG project director, “but the economic directors from the four counties voted to go above that. The assistance offered demonstrates exemplary support for regional economic development.”

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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.