By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun
4:29 PM EST, February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials.
Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said.
"This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. "SKW has found a perfect location for heavy industrial construction and the timing couldn't be better for former steelworkers looking for new jobs that match their skills."
The large, reinforced concrete tubes and fans will be employed in a tunnel project in Hampton Roads, Va.
SKW "already has awarded subcontracts to 57 Baltimore metro area companies valued at nearly $5 million," according to the county's statement, but will be looking for additional subcontractors.
The Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and SKW have scheduled an information session for potential subcontractors and job seekers on Feb. 28 at the Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus.
"We look forward to working with SKW and our partners in Baltimore County to help match the many dedicated Sparrows Point workers with new jobs and opportunities," said Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Dominick Murray.
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