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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

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.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

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.

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

Tucker Auto-Mation logo

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.

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

DEP and Westmoreland County Partners Tour Jeannette Glass Site

DEP Visit to Jeannette Glass Site

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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

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.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Groundbreaking

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Envelope company bringing manufacturing from overseas to South Greensburg

South Greensburg Commons

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.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Philips' center opens in Westmoreland Distribution Park North

Philips' distribution and service center

Built in nine months, the facility is six acres under a roof and has around 250 employees.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

Aging Demo PBT.jpg

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.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

Amos K. Hutshinson Toll Plaza

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.

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