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Westinghouse Expands Hopkins, South Carolina, Operations Complex

12/20/2021
Westinghouse, a leading global supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology, plans to invest $131 million to expand its operations in Hopkins, South Carolina.

The Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility houses fuel manufacturing, product engineering, testing laboratories and fuel marketing and contract administration. Construction is expected to be completed by January 2026.

“We believe this investment is a critical element of our long-term growth and risk reduction strategy to better serve and protect our customers, community and employees. We are very grateful for the continued support of Richland County and the state of South Carolina in this effort and throughout our 52-year history in the region,” said Westinghouse Vice President of Columbia Fuel Operations Michael Annacone.

Approximately 10% of U.S. electricity comes from nuclear fuel manufactured at CFFF. Westinghouse’s commitment includes upgrades to equipment and procedures, increasing the company’s capacity and future growth. It will also enhance the facility’s pollution prevention systems and controls. This investment helps expand automation and digitalization, which will improve inspection capabilities and product quality.

“South Carolina continues to show that we truly are the place to do business, and this $131 million investment is a further testament to that. We’ve worked hard to provide in-state businesses with a highly-trained workforce that meets their demands, and because of that, we are finding success,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

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