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FINAL STEEL RAISED INTO PLACE AT RIDC MILL 19 BUILDING C: STEEL BEAM SIGNED BY DIGNITARIES AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM
Alex Jones Photography, courtesy of RIDC
Pittsburgh, PA—April 1, 2022—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA (RIDC) raised the final steel beam into place at RIDC Mill 19’s third building, after being signed by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Acting Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Neil Weaver, RIDC officials, and the construction and organized labor team in Hazelwood Green.
“The three-phase redevelopment of RIDC Mill 19, a historic steel mill turned advanced technology hub and global symbol of Pittsburgh’s autonomy renaissance, has been nearly 20 years in the making,” said Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President. “As the construction of Hazelwood Green’s first major development nears completion, placing the final steel beam in its third and final building is a symbolic milestone—on the bones of our industrial past we are building the region’s future.”
Smith continues, “We have many to thank for their support in bringing this monumental redevelopment project to life, including Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through its Department of Community and Economic Development as well as legislative champions like Senator Costa.”
“We also want to thank our construction, organized labor, and design teams PJ Dick and MSR Design for joining us and being a part of the beam signing and placement ceremony,” said Timothy White, Senior Vice President of RIDC. “Without their hard work and exceptional architectural vision, RIDC Mill 19 wouldn’t be the hallmark project that it’s become, a destination for national and international leaders.”
The mission of Regional Industrial Development Corporation is to catalyze and support economic growth and high-quality job creation through real estate development and finance of projects that advance the public interest. A not-for-profit entity, RIDC has developed over 2,800 acres in 14 industrial and innovation parks and manages over 7 million square feet. RIDC Mill 19, a 265,000 square-foot complex on the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site, is home to Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), CMU’s Manufacturing Futures Institute, Catalyst Connection, and Motional.
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All photos below taken by Alex Jones Photography.