New Jobs Coming to Sparrows Point
Yesterday, I was joined by some of our state and county elected officials on the docks of Sparrows Point to celebrate a local company’s recent growth. BB Metals specializes in dismantling retired ships and recycling the steel. My office recently helped them navigate the federal contracting process and, as a result, they are currently disassembling the Range Sentinel under their first government contract.
As a Congressman, that’s my job – to assist our local businesses in any way I can. Businesses are constituents, too. This project has created 55 new jobs for Baltimore men and women and we saw them already hard at work on the Range Sentinel today. We’re hopeful that this contract will lead to more, creating as many as 300 additional new jobs. We asked BB Metals to commit to retraining and hiring workers who have been recently laid off at the adjacent RG Steel mill.
This is how the public and private sectors can work together to get Marylanders back to work, supporting their families, communities and country. I have represented Sparrows Point for more than 15 years, first at the county level and now at the federal level. My father worked at Bethlehem Steel. This area has helped shape Baltimore’s industrial identity and that legacy is something I hope will continue for decades to come. Announcements like today’s give me great hope that it will.