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Mele & Mele & Sons crews pave an unidentified road following a pipeline construction project. The company is relocating to Duquesne and adding 20 new jobs. (Submitted photo courtesy Mele & Mele & Sons Inc.)
A Rankin-based construction company that has worked on projects at Allegheny County Airport and other prominent Pittsburgh-area locations is relocating to Duquesne’s industrial park.
Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc., has purchased a 14-acre parcel in the City Center of Duquesne for construction of a 16,000-square-foot office building and a 22,000-square-foot maintenance facility.
The firm will add 20 new jobs after relocating, a spokeswoman said.
Mele & Mele & Sons specializes in excavation, heavy highway construction, water and wastewater treatment, and asphalt paving and milling.
Founded nearly 50 years ago as A.A. Mele & Sons, the company is currently working on a $4.37 million contract to repair damage to Noblestown Road in North Fayette Twp. caused by a landslide and a $3.7 million bridge replacement in Indiana County.
Mele & Mele also was one of the firms involved in the recent reconstruction of Mill 19, a former factory building at Jones & Laughlin’s Hazelwood plant in Pittsburgh that is now being used as a robotics research and manufacturing facility.
In a prepared statement, Anthony “T.” Mele, company president and chief executive officer, said Mele & Mele’s business has been growing at an “exponential rate” since his sons, Anthony and Michael, joined the firm.
“This relocation from Rankin to Duquesne will allow us to build the space we need for future growth and provide a better service to our customers throughout the region,” Mele said. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with services we can all stand behind and be proud of.”
City Center of Duquesne is owned by the non-profit Regional Industrial Development Corp., which also operates Industrial Center of McKeesport and Keystone Commons in East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek.
Other tenants of the Duquesne park include American Textile Corp., Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Laurel Print & Graphics, Dura-Bond and a dozen other companies that together employ nearly 700 people.
“We are happy to see that Mele & Mele & Sons will be bringing new jobs and development to Duquesne,” said Donald F. Smith Jr., RIDC president. “It’s our mission to cultivate the seeds of revitalization that are already taking hold in the community and to continue building momentum for economic growth.”
Sale price of the Duquesne parcel was $974,167.
(Map courtesy RIDC)
Originally published December 01, 2020.