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Honeywell Plans to Re-open Metropolis Works Facility

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A southern Illinois lawmaker is cheering the announcement that Honeywell’s Metropolis Works facility is in the process of reopening.
State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg says this is the kind of good news that will help boost the economy and create much-needed job opportunities in southern Illinois.

Facility officials announced their intention to restart production in 2023, and anticipate hiring 160 full-time employees by the end of next year.

The facility halted plant production in 2017, citing significant challenges in the nuclear industry.

Honeywell is the only domestic uranium conversion facility in the country, converting uranium ore into U-F-6.