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INDUSTRIAL NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT TENANT SIGNS LEASE FOR 12,500 SQUARE FEET IN RIDC’S INDUSTRIAL CENTER OF MCKEESPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA – October 11, 2018 – R.A. Hiller Company, a wholly owned Weir Valve & Controls USA, Inc. subsidiary, has signed a lease for the entirety of Manor III, a 12,500-square foot building at RIDC’s Industrial Center of McKeesport. The company’s engineering, light manufacturing, assembly, quality assurance and sales operations will be performed at this location.
“Our business is dependent on the global nuclear market, so while this is currently a lateral move, there is always the potential for future growth,” said Tom Beck, General Manager of R.A. Hiller Company. “We want to stay close to Pittsburgh’s metro area and, should the need to expand arise, we’re confident RIDC will continue to work with us. They’ve made sure this site was useable for us, and I have no doubt they will help us find additional space with industrial and light manufacturing capabilities when the time comes.”
R.A. Hiller Company specializes in engineered solutions in nuclear power generation and manufactures and installs safety- and non-safety-related pneumatic, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic actuators.
“Long-term economic growth in our region hinges on a number of factors, one being the availability of locations for industrial and manufacturing companies,” said RIDC President Donald Smith. “Ensuring there are suitable sites for companies like R.A. Hiller Company to locate and grow is an important part of our mission. RIDC always strives, through flexibility and a diverse portfolio of properties, to help its tenants realize their long-term goals.”
RIDC’s Senior Vice President for Development, Tim White, said: “RIDC is focused on developing properties that bring jobs and economic development to communities. We could not be as effective without the support of elected officials like County Executive Fitzgerald, Mayor Cherepko, Representative Davis and Senator Brewster, who have always been supportive of our efforts and this project.”
Mayor Cherepko said: "We are thrilled to welcome RA Hiller to the City of McKeesport. This is another great addition to our growing local economy."
Representative Davis said: “Ensuring the economic development and growth of our local economy is one of the most important, crucial missions I look to accomplish while serving the 35th Legislative District. However, it’s not always a job that can be done alone, which is why I’m grateful for what RIDC brings to the table. They’re committed to uplifting our community by providing properties that will in part bring jobs and sustainable income to our region.”
Senator Brewster said: “The City of McKeesport, as well as the entire Mon Valley area, are key locations for the future of development and business growth. Not only do incoming businesses get the space they need but the communities in which they move grow as well. The possibilities are limitless. Positive partnerships are key to success and I look forward to the continued growth of the RIDC sites and welcome R.A. Hiller Company to the 45th Senatorial District.”
The mission of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania 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 owns over 2,800 acres of land in 11 industrial parks and manages over 50 buildings. More information is available at www.ridc.org.