McCombie cheers first of several Exelon projects in Quad Cities
Exelon recently began work on its Professional Learning Center at its nuclear power plant in Cordoba, one of several multimillion-dollar construction projects that are expected to stimulate the Quad Cities area and create hundreds of jobs, according to a press release from Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna).
McCombie was one of several legislators and contractors who came to Cordova for a press conference on the new learning center, which is being completed by Burling Builders. The $7 million project will double the size of the faciilty to 72,000 square feet, allowing the company to discontinue use of older buildings and temporary facilities.
McCombie hailed the Future Energy Jobs bill of late 2016 as the driving force that allowed the project to happen.
"“It was really a scary time for about a year, and people that worked here and supported this (the energy bill),” McCombie said, according to the Clinton Herald. "I can’t even imagine what would have happened if this place closed.”
Chad Meyers of Burling Builders discussed job creation, mentoring possibilities and local participation in future projects.
“Burling Builders has embraced Exelon’s vision of including the local economy on the projects that we build,” he said. “This participation includes contracting with local and diverse companies.”