FirstEnergy subsidiary plans to change name, move offices
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. that operates Ohio’s two nuclear plants is planning to move its headquarters early next year.
FirstEnergy Solutions plans to move from its current headquarters in West Akron to the former Akron Post Office, the company announced Thursday.
FirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy last year and intends to operate as an independent company under the name Energy Harbor. The company persuaded Ohio lawmakers this year to give its two plants near Toledo and Cleveland $150 million a year through 2026.
About 150 employees will relocate to the 60,000-square-foot (5,600-square-meter) building.
The Akron Post Office, also known as the Mayer Building, was built in 1928. It was closed as a post office in 1975 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
“We’re excited about our move to downtown Akron to be part of the revitalization happening in the heart of our city,” said FirstEnergy Solutions CEO John Judge.