WVU Students Present Ideas For Weirton

Originally published by The Weirton Daily Times
April 24, 2018
By Craig Howell

WEIRTON — Working since January, a group of West Virginia University students have been meeting with residents and officials and studying the community to develop proposals for potential revitalization projects in Weirton.

Monday, they made their final presentations for the city, showcasing their ideas for the public at the Millsop Community Center.

“We have several draft master plans and designs,” Anna Withrow said.

Withrow is the course instructor in charge of the project and …

11 Rules For Handling Hazardous Materials Safely

 Follow all established procedures and guidelines.  Perform job duties as you’ve been trained.
 Plan ahead.  Be cautious.  Notice your surroundings.  Pay close attention
 Always use required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and eyewear.  Inspect that it is safe to use.  Replace worn out or damaged PPE.
 Make sure all containers are properly labeled and that the material inside is in the appropriate container.  Don’t use any material that isn’t labeled properly.  Report any damaged containers or any with incorrect or mismatched labels.
Read labels, instructions …

6 Tips To Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents, which account for:

15% of all accidental deaths per year, the second-leading cause behind motor vehicles
About 25% of all reported injury claims per fiscal year
More than 95 million lost work days per year — about 65% of all work days lost

Slips and trips happen when there is a loss of traction between the shoe and the surface you are walking on, or …

Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

1. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Know the particular hazards of your job or workplace. Once you’ve learned these risks, you are able to keep clear of potential hazardous areas and situations.  Always be alert of machinery and how it operates.

2. Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back and Neck 

If you work at a desk, keep your shoulders in line with your hips to avoid back problems. If you’re picking things up, use correct form so your back doesn’t get hurt. Avoid …

Planning is underway for former Weirton Steel site

Originally published by WTOV 9 FOX
January 24, 2018
By Sean Eiler

HANCOCK COUNTY, W. Va. — The 1,300 acres of former Weirton Steel property is now a blank canvas for contractors to design. The Frontier Group purchased that land from Arcelormittal.

With the help of the Business Development Corporation, they are accepting bids from consultants to come up with a master plan for what was once a thriving steel mill.

When Weirton Steel was in its prime, it was a site to behold.

“This was a …

Art celebrates past, looks to future

Originally published by the Weirton Daily Times
January 21, 2018
By Craig Howell, Managing Editor

WEIRTON — It was a celebration of art and the history of the community at the Summit Art Gallery Saturday, with the opening reception and awards ceremony for the “Weirton — The City Forged by Steel” art competition.

More than 20 artists answered the call, entering pieces in a variety of media to pay tribute to the former Weirton Steel Corp. and its impact on the community. Much of …

‘Forged by Steel’ exhibit set to be unveiled

Published in The Weirton Daily Times, January 15, 2018

WEIRTON — The works of 24 artists capturing the history of Weirton’s industrial past will be unveiled Jan. 20 as part of the “Weirton — The City Forged by Steel” exhibition and awards ceremony.

The event will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Summit Art Gallery, 3393 Main St., Weirton. It is open to the public.

The competition and exhibit were organized as a way to pay tribute to the impact of the …

EDA grant to create master plan for former Weirton mill property redevelopment

Great article and initiative reported recently by The State Journal…

EDA grant to create master plan for former Weirton mill property redevelopment

WEIRTON — The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle will use a $300,000 federal grant to map out a strategy for reusing an 1,100 acre parcel in Weirton that at one time was part of the city’s steel business, Executive Director Pat Ford said Thursday.

The grant came from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which awarded $30 million to 35 …

Bidell Gas Compression to repurpose former ArcelorMittal machine shop

From The State Journal, Published March 10, 2017 and was written by Linda Harris

Bidell Gas Compression sees its decision to base U.S. operations in Weirton as a “long-term” opportunity, President Sean Ulmer said March 10.

Bidell, a subsidiary of Canadian company Total Energy Services, is repurposing a 100,000-square-foot machine shop that had formerly been owned but not used by ArcelorMittal and will manufacture, sell, lease and service natural gas and compression equipment from it.

Ulmer said crews have already begun preparing the shop, …

A site in Weirton’s north end soon will be the home of a Canadian company involved in the natural gas industry

From The Weirton Daily Times, Published March 15, 2017 and was written by Craig Howell

WEIRTON — A site in Weirton’s north end soon will be the home of a Canadian company involved in the natural gas industry.

Bidell Gas Compression, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Total Energy Services Inc., announced Friday morning it will be repurposing a former machine shop facility previously owned by ArcelorMittal Steel for use in the fabrication, sale, lease and service of natural gas compression equipment.

The 100,000-square-foot building …