Construction milestone on former Bethlehem Steel site

TMP Technologies Site
Photo credit [WBEN Photo - Brendan Keany]
LACKAWANNA (WBEN) - On Wednesday morning, a special ceremony was held to celebrate a construction milestone on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.

County officials gathering at former Bethlehem Steel site for a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a construction milestone of the 290,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility that will house TMP Technologies and more than 120 new employees. @NewsRadio930 pic.twitter.com/Ak1iLonYrv

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As part of the ceremony, construction crews locked into place the final piece of iron for the mainframe of the 290,000 square-foot building, which will house TMP Technologies and more than 120 new full-time workers.

"We have taken another major step forward in this important project that we believe will stimulate further economic growth and very promising job creation," said County Executive Mark Poloncarz in a statement. "This is an exciting time for Erie County, specifically the City of Lackawanna. For far too long, we heard nothing but disappointment about the former Bethlehem Steel property. Through a lot of hard work and significant collaborative investments thanks to our partners in government and the private sector, we are going to be able to marvel at the tremendous progress we have made in the birth of a state-of-the-art commerce park that will be the home of many good-paying jobs for local residents."