Governor Wolf Holds Roundtable Discussion on Economic Impact Of New Shell Plant in Western PA

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Holds Roundtable Discussion on Economic Impact Of New Shell Plant in Western PA July 21, 2016center_img Economy,  Press Release Monaca, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today met with legislators, local government officials, businesses, and other stakeholders to discuss downstream economic opportunities and workforce needs following the recent announcement by Royal Dutch Shell that the company plans to build a new ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.“Shell’s decision to invest and build a new cracker plant in Beaver County is a game-changer, and our success in securing this project has happened thanks to the leadership and hard work on all levels,” Governor Wolf said. “This project promises positive economic ripple effects for years to come and with a spotlight on Pennsylvania, the commonwealth will skyrocket to the top of the list of potential locations for additional industries, and we need to be sure we’re prepared.”The discussion, which was held at Penn State Beaver, focused on the project’s demand for at least 6,000 full-time construction jobs and 600 full-time permanent jobs, as well as the estimated $6 billion economic impact on the region.“We’re pleased to host Governor Wolf today and excited to discuss all of the economic and workforce opportunities that lie ahead as a result of Shell Chemicals,” said Chancellor Jenifer Cushman, Penn State Beaver. “Education is imperative to any region’s growth and development, but particularly to one that is expected to encounter so much change. We hope be an active partner in that change for many years to come.”“I greatly appreciated the opportunity to participate in today’s roundtable discussion and value the support of the governor and all of our elected public servants, business and industrial leaders as we work together to realize new and exciting opportunities for Beaver County and the region,” said Dr. Chris Reber, president of the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC). “Preparing to address the workforce needs of Shell Chemicals and other organizations that will be impacted by the cracker plant is priority #1 for CBCC. We are also partnering with other educational providers, including high schools, community colleges and four-year universities, to address workforce needs in the areas of engineering and maintenance.”Shell’s Cracker Plant will be one of the largest of its kind in North America, and the largest single ‘from-the-ground-up’ industrial investment in the Pittsburgh region in a generation. The company is expected to break ground in late 2017, with commercial production expected to begin early next decade.“I’m glad to welcome to the governor to Beaver County today, and have the opportunity to meet with other elected officials and local stakeholders to discuss the economic opportunities associated with Shell’s new plant,” said Rep. Jim Marshall. “My goal is to continue our work with Shell to give local manufacturers the ability to provide materials for this project, while ensuring our local workforce will be trained and prepared to work for Shell in the years to come.”“This is a historic investment in Beaver County economy that I’m happy to have been a part of,” Rep. Jaret Gibbons said. “We now have to take the next step and make sure our local workforce is ready and able to step up and fill the jobs. We need to make sure we have an educated workforce that can step right into these jobs.”The complex will use low-cost ethane from shale gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica basins to produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene per year. Polyethylene is used in many products, from food packaging and containers to automotive components.For more information on the Shell Cracker Plant’s impact on Pennsylvania’s economy, go to http://www.newpa.com/key-industries/naturalgas/.last_img read more

Negros town mounts eco-friendly Christmas tree

first_imgAs a teacher, he also wants to helpraise consciousness that there could be money from waste and something usefulcan come out of it, he said. “The Christmas tree is made ofrecyclable garbage materials. We want to show the Pontevedrahanon and otherpeople that we can make a beautiful masterpiece out of trash,” Biangco said. “This is also a step to ‘Save MotherEarth,” he added. This giant Christmas tree in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental is adorned with decorations made from recycled materials. PHOTO COURTESY OF RMN BACOLOD BACOLOD City – Mindful of the need to reduce wastes amid the call to stopplastic pollution and protect the environment, the municipality of Pontevedrain southern Negros Occidental is celebrating Christmas in an eco-friendly way. Antonio Biangco, a Filipino teacher andBoys Scouts outfit advisor at Pontevedra National High School, conceptualizedthe design, which he executed with assistant Jep-jep Lizada in cooperation withthe Office of Vice Mayor Jimmy Gavan. “The tree also symbolizes the ingenuityand creativity of the people of Pontevedra,” Biangco said.center_img Biangco said about 100 kilos of trashmaterials were used to create the tree. These included empty plastic bottles,discarded household and personal items, old tires, and plastics chairs. The Christmas display has beenspray-painted with yellow on the upper side and red on the lower part to makeit more eye-catching. Red shows the state of being ripe whileyellow depicts “being ready for harvest, abundance, and prosperity.” On Monday night, the eco-friendlyChristmas tree was lit up along with the other holiday attractions in themunicipality, which also coincided with the staging of the 3rd Parade of LightsFestival and the 1st Pasundayag sa Paskwa at the Municipal Park and ReclamationArea. (With areport from PNA/PN) Standing at the town’s reclamation area isan almost 35-foot colorful tree made of trash and scraps from the localmaterials recovery facility and various junk shops.last_img read more

John Ellsworth Naylor age, 93

first_imgJohn Ellsworth Naylor, age 93, of Brookville, Indiana joined the Lord and loved ones in Heaven late Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana just hours shy of his 94TH birthday.Born November 27, 1923 as a twin on a farm in Wayne County, Indiana he was the son of the late Katie & Alden Naylor. He was educated at Springfield Township Schools, and graduated from the former Springfield High School in Franklin County where he was noted for his athletic contributions. After graduation he returned to the home farm in Fairfield, Indiana and engaged in farming and livestock production. He produced the very first artificial insemination Holstein dairy calf to be calved in Franklin County; a pioneering event in animal breeding back in those days improving genetic quality of livestock.John married the love of his life, Marjorie Alberta Moster in 1946. Their active partnership in marriage lasted for a strong 69 years until her death on March 22, 2014. They raised together three children, Kelly, Sheila and Bob, and were lifelong residents of Franklin County. After many years of farming John accepted an opportunity with the commercial and farm building division of the Franklin County Farm Bureau Co-Op, and eventually became the onsite crew chief and builder. Thereafter John & Marjorie managed their own independent building and painting business until their retirements.John’s life contributions added favor to his family and to the community in which he lived for so many years. He was a man of honest word spurred with grit and determination. In his younger years he enjoyed friendly conversation with people, friends and family. He enjoyed productive work, and helping people, and was known as a reliable husband, father and friend to all.Survivors include his three children and eight grandchildren. Daughter & son-in-law, Sheila & Bryan Miller and their sons, Nolan & John Miller all of Indianapolis, Indiana; son & daughter-in-laws, Kelly & Candi Naylor and their twins Quinn & Kinsey along with Payton of Lewis Center, Ohio, Bob & Dale Naylor and their three sons, Heath, Seth and Ross of Ankeny, Iowa.In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Marjorie, he was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters, as well as a daughter, Mary.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda, will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:30 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.The family directs memorial contributions to the Daughters of Isabella, St Catherine Circle of Brookville, for their superb services and donated time offering bereavement meals for the families of the Parish.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home & staff are honored to once again serve the Naylor family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more