WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced resources from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program for a chromium metal facility in West Virginia. The funding will be used to help construct a new manufacturing facility in Weirton, W.Va. for Boston Metal, a metallurgy company aiming to manufacture critical materials for various supply chains. This funding was secured through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which Senator Capito helped lead negotiations for and this is one of seven projects selected across the entire country for this IIJA program.

“As a lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, I was proud to secure funding to help companies like Boston Metal build their new facilities in cities like Weirton. The resources invested here will help create and keep new jobs in West Virginia, while also manufacturing materials that our country needs to build out its infrastructure. I’m proud to announce this funding today and look forward to the positive impact it will have in Weirton,” Senator Capito said.

“We look forward to breaking ground on our advanced manufacturing plant to produce chrome metal, a critical material essential to the defense, aerospace and renewable energy industries. We thank the Department of Energy, Senator Capito and the leadership of the West Virginia state government for their support in bringing Boston Metal’s facility to the Weirton region and onshoring the production of this important metal,” Tadeu Carneiro, Chairman and CEO of Boston Metal, said.

Individual award details below:

  • $50,000,000 in DOE IIJA funding awarded to Boston Metal that will be used to help construct a new facility in Weirton, W.Va. The facility will manufacture ultrapure chromium metal, high temperature alloys, and near net shape parts key for multiple supply chains.

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