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November 25, 2020

Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. Acquires Land in RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne


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Pittsburgh, PA, November 25, 2020 – Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. has acquired a subdivided 14.003-acre parcel in the City Center of Duquesne from Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) for $974,167. Mele intends to build a 16,000-square foot office building, the location of their new headquarters, and a 22,000 square foot maintenance facility. Upon completion, the site will create approximately 20 new jobs.

Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. is a heavy civil construction company that specializes in excavation, heavy highway, water/wastewater treatment, asphalt paving/milling, and general construction. Earthworks can make or break a project, but Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. ensures customers can build with the confidence that they are on solid ground.

“With the addition of my two sons, Anthony and Michael, and our talented loyal employees, our family-owned business is growing at an exponential rate, and we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with services we can all stand behind and be proud of,” said Anthony “T” Mele, President and CEO of Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. “This relocation from Rankin to Duquesne will allow us to build the space we need for future growth and provide a better service to our customers throughout the region.”

“We are happy to see that Mele & Mele & Sons will be bringing new jobs and development to Duquesne,” said RIDC President Donald F. Smith, Jr. “It’s our mission to cultivate the seeds of revitalization that are already taking hold in the community and to continue building momentum for economic growth.”

About RIDC
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. RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne, with its iconic green metal roofs, is home to 15 companies employing nearly 700 people, and continues to pay homage to the heavy industrial history of the site. 40+ acres remain available for commercial development. https://ridc.org/

About Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc.

Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. is a family-owned business that got its start in landscaping but has grown from a small local excavator into one of the most capable and trusted providers of heavy civil services. They have an extensive, modern fleet of specialized heavy earthmoving equipment and numerous contracts with prestigious industrial, institutional and commercial clients, including Mill 19. http://www.meleinc.com/


Media coverage:

Pittsburgh Business Times – Local company buys plot in Duquesne from RIDC for new headquarters

Tube City Almanac – Construction Firm Relocating to Duquesne