WEIRTON – Company planning to locate its first manufacturing facility in Weirton, along with creating 750 jobs, invites area residents to find out more about their plans
Form Energy has organized two town hall meetings to allow community members to meet representatives of the company’s leadership team and learn about its goals for operations at Weirton, including the construction timeline and the types of positions that will be available.
The open houses will be held from 4pm-7:30pm, April 27, and 10am-1:30pm, April 28 in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Centre.
While advanced registration is not required, officials ask those interested in attending any of the sessions to email [email protected] for assistance with event planning.
In December, Form Energy joined state and local officials in announcing its plans to build its first large-scale manufacturing facility on a 55-acre plot located within the Frontier Crossing development. The site is located in the area that was once home to the Weirton Steel Corp. open hearth.
Form Energy, based in Massachusetts, has developed a new type of iron-air battery capable of storing electricity for 100 hours.
The company’s current plans call for construction to begin this year, with manufacturing to begin sometime in 2024.
The project is expected to involve a $760 million investment, with Form Energy putting up $350 million up front. The state made an initial investment of $75 million during the December announcement, with $105 million accompanying the passage of House Bill 2882 during this year’s regular legislative session.
The state will provide the final $110 million once the project is complete.
Weirton was chosen from a pool of 500 locations located in 16 states, according to company officials.