Clean energy company Eos Energy Enterprises announced Feb. 23 that it will expand its manufacturing facility near Pittsburgh to more than triple output to 800 MWh and meet production demand for its Znyth aqueous zinc batteries.
The expansion of the state-of-the-art Keystone Commons facility, located in Turtle Creek, Pa., will provide Eos with more than 46,000 square feet of additional space and the ability to create more than 125 jobs, the company said in its announcement.
Manufacturing equipment and machinery is expected to begin arriving in March, and the site could be fully operational by September.
“The Turtle Creek expansion marks an exciting milestone in our journey to build a world-class organization that our employees, customers and shareholders can be proud of,” Joe Mastrangelo, CEO of the Edison-based company, said in a prepared statement. “We’re bringing quality green jobs to the region and building a renewable energy hub in the middle of coal country.”
In September 2020, Mastrangelo spoke with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige about the early days of the Pittsburgh factory.
“We’ve gone from an empty building in an old Westinghouse factory to producing batteries and wrapping up production and our first system commercial system will ship later … this fall,” Mastrangelo said at the time.
In its Feb. 23 announcement, Eos said it’s collaborating with local institutions Triangle Tech, Rosedale Technical College and Community College of Allegheny County to hire candidates for the expansion.
The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, a nonprofit that supports economic growth and job creation through real estate development projects, will rent the space — the former home of Westinghouse Electric — to Eos for a five-year term.
“There’s a growing clean energy cluster in Pittsburgh,” Donald Smith Jr., RIDC president, said in the statement, “and innovative companies like Eos are advancing the world towards the more efficient, more sustainable future we need.”