Chillicothe Manufacturer Receives Major Grant

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


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.


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.


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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