Form Energy HoldsGroundbreaking Ceremony

Officials with Form Energy recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking in Weirton for its planned Form Factory 1, inviting community guests, investors and partners to take part in the celebration.
It will be constructed on property once home to Weirton Steel’s open hearth and promises the creation of 750 jobs for the manufacture of a new iron-air battery capable of providing 100 hours of energy.
The effort to create Form Energy began about six years ago, with five co-founders, with Jaramillo noting that effort has grown to 500 colleagues.
According to a timeline from the company, the installation of the steel structure for the manufacturing facility will begin in July, with utilities construction in September. Operations are scheduled to begin in mid to late 2024, with an expansion planned in early 2025.