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The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.
The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.
PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell toured the Jeannette Glass Site to see first-hand the importance of brownfields program at work. The WCIDC led the tour of the 13-acre site with city, county and state officials.
The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.
The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program.
Standard Envelope plans to expand from six employees to 75 as it moves its operations from Unity to the 68,653-square-foot space in South Greensburg Commons it leases from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp.
Built in nine months, the facility is six acres under a roof and has around 250 employees.
A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come.
Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike.