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Westinghouse Expanding Operations in Richland County

Dec 15, 2021 02:02PM ● By David Dykes
Westinghouse, a leading global supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology, announced plans to support and grow operations in Richland County. The company is investing $131 million into the project.

Operating in South Carolina since 1969, the Westinghouse Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins houses fuel manufacturing, product engineering, testing laboratories and fuel marketing and contract administration. Approximately 10 percent 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, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

It will also enhance the facility’s pollution prevention systems and controls. The investment helps expand automation and digitalization, which will improve inspection capabilities and product quality, Commerce officials said.

“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," said Michael Annacone, Westinghouse's VP of Columbia fuel operations.

The project is expected to be completed by January 2026. Individuals interested in joining Westinghouse should go to the company’s careers webpage.