AREVA Joins Custom Nuclear Fabrication and FirstEnergy in Celebrating Grand Opening of Manufacturing and Maintenance Facility
June 18, 2015
AREVA Inc. CEO Gary Mignogna emphasized the value of the regional skilled workforce in working with CNF to fabricate AREVA TN's precision-engineered dry storage canisters.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2015 – Representatives from AREVA today joined Custom Nuclear Fabrication (CNF), FirstEnergy, and Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin to cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of a manufacturing and maintenance facility in Canonsburg, Pa.
“Governor Wolf is focused on economic development, and today’s announcement that brings high skill jobs to Washington County is an important step toward our goal of creating jobs in Pennsylvania,” said Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “The work to put this site back in business is commendable, and we are excited about the key role this project will have in improving economic development in Washington County.”
AREVA TN, a division of AREVA, plans to work with CNF to manufacture high-performance used nuclear fuel storage canisters at the Canonsburg facility, where CNF has more than 200,000 square feet of fabrication space alongside FirstEnergy’s new central machine shop.
“I am honored to join CNF and FirstEnergy today in celebrating the opening of this facility, which will expand our manufacturing resources here in the United States and to promote economic growth in the region,” said Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of AREVA Inc. “The available skilled workforce provides a solid base for AREVA to continue delivering high-quality, U.S.-made dry shielded canisters to our utility customers for the secure storage of used nuclear fuel.”
FirstEnergy Generation president Jim Lash and CNF CEO Peter Quinlan cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new facility.