JEANNETTE, Pa. - Ground was broken Tuesday on a new manufacturing facility in Westmoreland County that's expected to create more than 100 high-paying jobs.
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Elliot Group announced it plans to build a facility to assemble and construct cryogenic pumps used to transport liquefied natural gas at the former Jeannette Glass site.
The property has sat empty for more than 30 years.
State senator Kim Ward (R) said it took years of clean up and negotiations involving three separate governors.
"It was a disaster and it had been sitting there since 1988 like that. It was just horrible. All I could think about were those kids living in these homes and that's what they saw everyday on their way to school," Ward said.
Now, Ward believes this will present an opportunity, potentially being the catalyst for Jeannette's revitalization.
Elliot Group estimates the $60 million facility will be up and running by May 2021.
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