‘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 …

The Mingo Steel Mill is open for business

This story was originally featured on WTOV-9 Fox on February 25, 2017 and was written by Ryan Eldredge.

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio — After 8 years of waiting, Mingo Junction is back on the map. The steel mill is open for business under new ownership.

Acero Junction Inc., a group with new ideas and global interest, is firing up the furnace. It has the 80-inch hot strip mill online. And its next target is the electric arc furnace.

“Never thought it would,” Mingo Junction Mayor Ed …

AEP sells Kammer Plant to Frontier for Redevelopment

This story was originally featured in The Weirton Daily Times on February 20, 2017 and was written by Casey Junkins.

MOUNDSVILLE — With demolition already underway on portions of its closed Kammer Plant, American Electric Power recently sold the former coal-fired electricity generator to the Frontier Group of Companies for redevelopment.

Frontier is the same firm that recently purchased 1,100 acres of former Weirton Steel Corp. property for demolition and redevelopment and acquired the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Mingo Junction plant in …

ArcelorMittal sells 1,100 acres to Frontier Group

This article was originally featured in American Metal Market February 1, 2017, and written by Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — ArcelorMittal SA has divested surplus land next to its Weirton, W.V., steel operations to The Frontier Group of Cos.

“ArcelorMittal is pleased to have closed on the sale of approximately 1,100 acres of property. We achieved our goal of finding a purchaser with extensive experience in redeveloping a former heavy industrial site into a more productive location that benefits the city and region,” said John …

The Frontier Group of Companies Completes Acquisition of Weirton Steel Plant Parcels

WEIRTON, WV – The Frontier Group of Companies, a recognized leader in the redevelopment of large-scale industrial and commercial property, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of approximately 1,100 acres of land adjacent to the ArcelorMittal steel plant in the city of Weirton, West Virginia. The property, which Frontier purchased from ArcelorMittal, includes 1,100 acres, the BOP Shop and related structures, miscellaneous other plant structures and the Blast Furnace and Ore Yard area. The purchase also included rail …

Frontier Group of Companies Sells Mingo Junction Steel Processing Plant

Buffalo, NY – Frontier Group of Companies, a Buffalo, NY based Brownfield Development company, has sold a significant steel processing operation at their Mingo Junction site. The announcement was made by Frontier Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer, David Franjoine. ACERO Junction is the purchaser of the facility and terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Four years ago, FGC purchased the former RG Steel facility in Mingo Junction, OH, out of bankruptcy.  The company’s plans called for demolishing the antiquated …

Brownfield + NYS incentives = new 500 Seneca Street

Article from WBFO, written by Chris Caya – November 7, 2016

The name “brownfield” may not sound appealing. In fact, New York State offers incentives to clean up contaminated properties. One successful project has reopened after sitting vacant for nearly a decade.

The former F.N. Burt building near Buffalo’s Larkinville neighborhood officially reopened in February as 500 Seneca Street. Development partner Sam Savarino said adaptive reuse projects are challenging in the best of times.

“The building had two strikes against it: being in …