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Company Signs 10 Year Lease at Beech Bottom Plant

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Another business will be calling the old Wheeling Corrugating Plant home. And this one, Jupiter Aluminum, plans on staying for at least another 10 years.

"Having someone of this class and this magnitude deciding to locate here and keep this old paint line here, but the fact that they're bring those people back to work and investing over quite frankly a million dollars into the area of this plant," said BDC Executive Director Pat Ford.

In fact, those 40 to 50 people being hired are ex-employees of the old Wheeling Corrugating Plant, which Jupiter Aluminum's General Manager said was the company's goal.

"Right now we are trying to re hire as many ex-employees off the paint line as possible. Right now, everyone who we have back to work right now are ex-employees, says Ronald Nuckle.

Jupiter Aluminum buys aluminum scrap from manufacturers, scrap yards and customers that it melts to make coils for a variety of end uses, many of them in the building product market.

The company has already moved in, in hopes of getting the business ready to run at the end of the month to begin production in July.

"It's a new venture for us, new product line that we are branching into. We are anxious to get the line started and get samples out into the community to show them we can make a good product there and grow the business," says Nuckle.

Jupiter is hiring mechanics, electricians and people who have worked various positions on the paint line. Those interested can apply at the Beech Bottom Plant.