Creating jobs in the Mon Valley: A Decades-Long Effort Bears Fruit

When RIDC acquired the former Westinghouse campus in Turtle Creek 35 years ago — intent on renovating the decaying buildings and revitalizing the abandoned site — it was the first in a series of moves over decades that have transformed several old industrial sites and provided homes for job creating companies in the Mon Valley.

Esteemed Long-Time RIDC Employee Leon “Lee” Gevaudan’s Retires After 55 Years

RIDC Park West Groundbreaking Pictured (from left to right): Brooks Robinson Sr., 3rd RIDC President; Odey Mackin, Mackin Engineering; Leon “Lee” Gevaudan, RIDC Engineer; Dean Baker, RIDC Architect; and John Lastooka, Ram Construction, the contractor. Leon “Lee” Gevaudan brought to the table a vast well of civil engineering knowledge and was the kind of nuts-and-bolts, […]

Tenant News: Eos Energy Enterprises Secures Record-Breaking Order from Bridgelink Commodities, LLC

Congratulations to our new Keystone Commons tenant Eos Energy Enterprises for securing a record-breaking order! “The customer win follows the recent announcement that Eos will expand its Pittsburgh manufacturing facility…The expansion is expected to create more than 125 green jobs and increase the facility to nearly 100,000 square feet.” Clean Energy Storage Company Eos Signs […]

Clean Energy Storage Company Eos Signs New Leases at RIDC Keystone Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   CLEAN ENERGY STORAGE COMPANY EOS SIGNS NEW LEASES AT RIDC KEYSTONE COMMONS Aerial shot of RIDC Keystone Commons Pittsburgh, PA—February 24, 2022— Eos Energy Enterprises, a clean energy storage company, has signed a 5-year lease with Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) at […]

Solar Company Envinity Expands to Pittsburgh, Signing New Lease in RIDC Keystone Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   SOLAR COMPANY ENVINITY EXPANDS TO PITTSBURGH, SIGNING NEW LEASE IN RIDC KEYSTONE COMMONS Turtle Creek, PA—October 28, 2021—Envinity, Inc., a solar renewable energy company, signed a three-year lease with Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) for 3,807-square-feet of flex space in the West […]

Beemsterboer Signs Lease for Slag Recycling Operation at Keystone Commons

Beemsterboer signed a multi-year lease with RIDC for space at Keystone Commons, the former Westinghouse complex in East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek. The company is investing $5 million to convert an old employee parking lot onsite into a slag recycling operation. “Beemsterboer will take slag used in the blast furnaces at the Edgar Thomson plant […]

Live Online Events: 1st Commercial Radio Broadcast Reenacted at RIDC Keystone Commons

Live from RIDC Keystone Commons: Nov. 2 – A reenactment of the first commercial radio broadcast, covering the 1920 Harding-Cox election and marking 100 years of radio, will be broadcast and streamed live online by the National Museum of Broadcasting and Duquesne University. Nov. 3 – Actual 2020 election updates will be broadcast and streamed live online […]

1920 to 2020: RIDC Keystone Commons is the Birthplace of Commercial Broadcasting

The broadcast industry’s 100th birthday is just around the corner. And RIDC Keystone Commons, formerly a Westinghouse complex, is the original site of the 1920 radio shack that made that inaugural commercial radio broadcast to Americans, announcing the results of the Harding-Cox election on Nov. 2nd. This was all at a time when, like today, […]

RIDC to Invest $66 Million in New Development & Other Capital Projects in 2019

Pittsburgh, PA – February 25, 2019 – Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) plans to invest $66 million in capital projects in the Pittsburgh region in 2019, including new development and upgrades to existing properties, said Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC’s President. “Developing Mill 19 and investing in other RIDC properties to position […]

RIDC Welcomes Two New Tenants, Conicity Technologies and Laurel Print & Graphics, To Its Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Steve Alschuler, steve@alschulerpr.com, 917-647-2151 RIDC WELCOMES TWO NEW TENANTS, CONICITY TECHNOLOGIES AND LAUREL PRINT & GRAPHICS, TO ITS PARKS PITTSBURGH, PA – October 1, 2018 – The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced two new tenants: Conicity Technologies and Laurel Print & Graphics. Conicity Technologies Moving from Latrobe to […]

RIDC’s long-time tenant, Intervala, signs new lease at Keystone Commons

“RIDC has done a great job supporting our company’s needs. They took an old building from 1954 and created a comfortable, professional environment that has helped us attract new customers, suppliers and employees,” said Scott Gustafson, COO of Intervala. PITTSBURGH, PA – The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that Intervala has […]

Shape Training Signs with RIDC at Keystone Commons

Shape Training Signs 5 Year Agreement with RIDC RIDC is pleased to announce that it has entered into a five (5) year, 20,000 square foot lease with Shape Training as they expand fitness operations into the RIDC Keystone Commons Complex in East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek.  The space was formerly occupied by Keystone Health Club. Shape […]

Former Westinghouse Facility Restored

$9.5 Million Renovations at Brush Aftermarket in Turtle Creek This February, RIDC tenant, Brush Aftermarket completed a $9.5 million investment to restore what Westinghouse left in the 1980’s.  This renovation means that Brush can complete the final stages of repairs for 55-ton generators, by confirming that they are capable of a near-perfect balanced spin.  To read […]

TAKTL Expansion into Keystone Commons

New tenant, TAKTL, moving into Keystone Commons RIDC is pleased to announce that new tenant, TAKTL, is expanding to Keystone Commons in Turtle Creek and hope to begin operations as soon as possible. TAKTL is a Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) manufacturing company and specializes in durable, versatile, and visually compelling architectural facade panels and […]