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JSW Steel USA invests $43 million in green tech and job growth at Mingo plant

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JSW Steel USA recently announced $43 million in funding coming from a collaborative effort between the state and the federal government. The funding is being put toward developing green energy technologies, mostly in wind power.

“The $43.5 million is a tax credit that is going to go towards new investments for the Mingo facility that will be implemented from now until the end of 2025,” JSW Steel USA CEO Robert Simon said.

This is a project through the department of energy to invest nationally in new tech that is expected to create jobs and develop the technology. The investment is expected to grow the organization as the new tech becomes part of everyday business.

“The intent was to become more self-sufficient and our ability to make the steel for ourselves,” Simon said. “That was the reason why Mingo came into the story. Mingo had been idled for a considerable period of time this investment brought today we are at approximately 407 employees.”

The components being made are part of the facility’s post pandemic expansion and the funds will allow for the steel needed for wind-generated power.

“It’s going to be a twin tank degasser and some very significant caster upgrades to allow us to produce heavier thicker slabs that can be used in heavier plate production,” JSW Steel USA COO Mingo Works. “In addition to several infrastructure projects that are needed for us to maintain that productivity, our workforce continues to grow. Obviously, coming out of COVID we had some challenges, but working with JOBS Ohio we had some success, and we will continue to hire as this project comes to completion.”

The main purpose of this investment from the Department of Energy is to create cleaner energy and green jobs.

“I think the really exciting piece of this is that, obviously, there’s a commitment toward greener steel and that’s where the benefit of this comes, not only to the company to the local community, but even as a national economy,” Simon said.

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