Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pennsylvania goes full guns to establish ethylene plant
Pennsylvania goes full guns to establish ethylene plant
16
Jun '12
Members of Gov. Tom Corbett's Cabinet were joined by a coalition of supporters to discuss the importance of bringing a petrochemical complex to Pennsylvania that would create more than 10,000 construction jobs and up to 20,000 permanent jobs in spin-off production and manufacturing industries.

"The benefits of employing up to 20,000 Pennsylvanians and lowering the raw materials cost for Pennsylvania manufacturers far outweigh the investment,'' Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker said. "It's not about politics; it's about jobs. It's about real people who rely on those jobs to pay their bills, feed their families and invest for retirement.''

A petrochemical complex would include an ethane cracker that would process ethane from "wet" Marcellus natural gas to produce ethylene, one of the primary building blocks for petrochemicals. Ethylene is used for a number of chemical derivatives that are used to produce various products, including food packaging, bottles, house siding, pipes, toys, tires, diapers, footwear, detergent, adhesives and other products.

"An ethane cracker plant means jobs for Beaver County, for this region, and for the state of Pennsylvania,'' said Secretary of Labor and Industry Julia Hearthway.

According to the American Chemistry Council, the construction of an ethylene production complex in Pennsylvania will lead to at least 10,000 construction jobs, 400 direct plant jobs, and approximately 17,000 jobs in associated industries that will emerge to support and take advantage of this plant's operations.

Pennsylvania, led by Corbett, beat out tough competition from surrounding states to become the primary choice location for this project. This plant will be the first in the northeastern U.S. and will, in order to be successful, require substantial additional investments made by dozens of new manufacturers.

"If we passively stand by and do nothing, we will not only lose the Shell project but also lose our ability to grow the manufacturing industry in Pennsylvania,'' Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser said.”This project and others could end up in Ohio, West Virginia or in the Gulf Coast, where 26 of the nation's 29 crackers are located.''

The Corbett administration officials were joined by local supporters of the project including state Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Allegheny); state Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver); Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver); Rep. Robert F. Matzie (D-Allegheny); and Rep. Jaret Gibbons (D-Beaver).

Also in attendance were local and regional officials, including Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, members of the local trade unions and representatives of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th May 2017

Huntsman and Clariant to have merger of equals

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their boards of ...

Courtesy: CBRE

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

European cities preferred for retailer expansion: CBRE

European cities were the preferred new destination for international...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

Guess records $458.6 million revenue for Q1 2018

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the net revenue of American...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search