Mar. 26, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) today announced that an $8 million low-interest loan has been awarded to replace the roof on the former Sony Plant in East Huntington Township.

The funding comes from the Business in Our Sites Program under the Commonwealth Financing Authority. This state-funded initiative empowers communities to attract growing and expanding businesses by helping to build an inventory of ready sites.

“I’m pleased to see the Sony plant repurposed,” Walsh said. “It is preferable to reuse commercial space before developing open space. This new roof will make the property more marketable and draw further interest.”

The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has been working to redevelop the plant. The organization has secured several large tenants. Currently, a number of sections of the roof are leaking into the facility. The new roof will prevent water infiltration.

The 58th Legislative District in Westmoreland County includes Jeannette and Monessen cities, as well as East Huntingdon (part), Hempfield (part), Rostraver, Sewickley and South Huntingdon townships. Also, the district encompasses the boroughs of Adamsburg, Arona, Madison, Mount Pleasant, North Belle Vernon, Penn, Smithton, Sutersville and West Newton.

Representative Justin Walsh
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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