November 8, 2022

The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC) requests proposals from qualified masonry contractors to provide services to repoint the historic “Cold Metal Building” in Wellsburg, West Virginia. Interested contractors must submit a written or electronic proposal by 3PM on December 13th, 2022 to Jacob Keeney at the Business Development Corporation via email to or physically at 324A Penco Rd, Weirton, WV 26062.


The Cold Metal Building was part of the glass industry in Wellsburg. The building was constructed ca. 1890.

Because of the size of this project and the limited funding available, we ask that contractors prioritize areas that are structurally compromised, then infill missing brick, repoint severely deteriorated mortar joints and finally, repoint less severely compromised joints. Please provide a quote per elevation.

The proposal should acknowledge that the client is a tax-exempt entity both federally and within the State of West Virginia. The proposal should also acknowledge the existence of a B&O Tax within the City of Wellsburg.

This project is funded in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s (PAWV) Saving Historic Places Grant in partnership with the Paul Bruhn Rural Revitalization Grant provided through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. As such, the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties must be followed.


A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 12 Noon on November 15th, 2022 at the project site located at the corner of 6th and Yankee Street in Wellsburg, WV 26070.


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