WEIRTON — Christmas came a few days early for Weirton, according to state Sen. Ryan Weld, who was among those on hand in Charleston, Thursday, for the announcement Form Energy intends to build a new battery manufacturing facility in the community.
“For the City of Weirton, this is an enormous, enormous day,” Weld said during an event at the West Virginia Culture Center. “This will be the day we look back and say, this is the day the tide turned.”
Form Energy anticipates building its first iron-air battery manufacturing plant on 55 acres of land once owned by Weirton Steel and now part of the Frontier Crossings development. The $760 million investment has a goal of creating at least 750 jobs, according to Gov. Jim Justice.