Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc. will consolidate and expand its Chattanooga operations into a new Centre South Riverport facility and add 50 jobs, officials said today.
The company will invest $4.8 million in the new facility, said Bill Hagerty, the state's economic and community development commissioner, in a statement.
It will triple its footprint in Chattanooga, said Allen Steagall, operations manager for Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc.
"This expansion increases our capacity for solving customer challenges through new and innovative approaches while shortening the length of the inspection and repair process at operating nuclear plants," he said.
Babcock & Wilcox Intech Inc.'s new facility will allow room for additional growth. It will also include state-of-the-art training and proof of process and machining/fabrication areas.
Among the company's offerings are custom-designed and manufactured robots that reduce human interaction with hazardous, radioactive environments.
"We're proud to help Babcock & Wilcox Intech grow by adding them to the roster of companies at Hamilton County's Centre South Industrial Park," Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said.
The company is an international provider of energy products and services as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor.
The company's five business units provide quality fossil, environmental, commercial and government nuclear operations, products and services.
See more in Wednesday's Times Free Press.