Chillicothe Manufacturer Receives Major Grant

A Chillicothe manufacturer received a major grant from the Piketon atomic plant cleanup company.

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Douglas Industries spent more than $17,600 on a new computer-operated lathe to support the needs of local paper-industry customers such as Sofidel near Circleville and Pixelle in Chillicothe.

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Tammy Eallonardo, with the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio, reported that this is the first equipment grant awarded in Ross County and the opportunity exists for future grants.

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Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth is decommissioning and cleaning up the former uranium enrichment plant and invests money back into the Economic Development region of Ross, Pike, Scioto, and Jackson counties.

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