The Turtle Creek community is getting a boost thanks to a new company. Manufacturing is in full force at zinc battery maker Eos Energy.
Once home to the iconic East Pittsburgh Westinghouse, the Pennsylvania factory employed more than 20,000 people following World War II.
Now, Eos is just getting started.
“I think it’s safe to say we are one of the first, if not the first, to commercially produce an alternative to lithium-ion,” Eos vice president of strategic partnerships and public affairs Chad Fitzgerald said.
Eos plans to have nearly 1,000 people on its payroll by 2026. The manufacturing facility opened in 2019 with a handful of employees. As of now, that number is close to 300.
Fitzgerald says several years ago, the company decided to bring the supply chain and manufacturing from China to the United States.
“Since that time, we have proven that not only can you innovate in America, which we have done previously, but you can also manufacture in America,” Fitzgerald said.