– photo courtesy of TradePoint Atlantic-
TradePoint Atlantic (TPA) held a press event on Tuesday to announce that they signed a deal with USWind to bring steel back to the Sparrows Point area.
Manufacturing is coming back to Sparrows Point and TPA said this deal will soon create 500 high quality, good paying, permanent union jobs for skilled workers once again.
Gov. Larry Hogan attended the event and said this announcement is both good for the environment and the economy.
“Expanding offshore wind in Maryland will diversify our economy and energy portfolio,” Hogan said.
“Through US Wind’s continued investment, the revitalization of Sparrows Point will be a shot in the arm for Baltimore, and another milestone for the transformative vision for Tradepoint Atlantic Industrial Complex.”
Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. said that the addition of 500 union jobs could be a “game changer for the area.
“The legacy of Sparrows Point is built on good jobs for our families, and I’m excited about the prospect of the return of manufacturing to this site,” Olszewski said.
“This is a full circle moment that will strengthen communities across our entire region.”