Continued growth requires additional space for service operations
- By Stephen Heiser -
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it will maintain office space in the company’s former headquarters facility in Monroeville, Pa. Approximately 60,000 square feet of office space will be leased for up to five years and will provide space for up to 450 employees who provide a variety of internal support services.
“Despite the slump in the global economy, Westinghouse’s future prospects are still quite strong,” said Tony Greco, senior vice president of human resources and corporate relations. “We’re continuing to grow so that we can meet the increased demand for electricity in the years to come, and in order to meet that demand, it’s essential that we have the necessary staffing to support our employees in the areas of information technology, accounts payable, and other services that are essential to our day-to-day operations.”
The move to maintain space in Monroeville is the latest in a number of investments Westinghouse has made to expand or renovate its facilities in Western Pennsylvania. The company’s new 960,000 square foot headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa. will be completed this summer, and building expansions and equipment upgrades were recently completed at Westinghouse facilities in Madison, Pa. and Blairsville, Pa.
On March 29th, Westinghouse Electric Company confirmed that it would commence innovative new commercial arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) involving the long-term lease of the Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing site, near Preston in Lancashire.
The deal includes the permanent transfer of ownership to Westinghouse of Springfields Fuels Limited (SFL). SFL, which employs around 1350 people, is the company currently operating the site under the management of Westinghouse Electric UK Holdings Limited.
Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation is a pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world's first PWR in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world's operating nuclear plants, including 60 percent of those in the United States.