Linde Construction plans to add 11 workers in January and 50 more over the next three months to keep pace with its growing presence in the natural gas industry.
The construction contractor lays pipeline to transport natural gas from wells, constructs drill pads and repaves roads throughout the region.
Its corporate headquarters office, now located on Route 315 in Wilkes-Barre, is moving to 118 Armstrong Road in the O’Hara Industrial Park in Pittston Township.
The company, which also has locations in Honesdale and Carbondale, has increased from 175 employees in July 2009 to 225 today.
Its growth stems from the natural gas being harvested from Pennsylvania’s vast Marcellus Shale deposits.
Since June 2009, the company has laid nearly 39 miles of pipeline to transport natural gas harvested from wells.
The company is doing this work primarily in Bradford and Susquehanna counties.
Linde plans to hire three foremen, three pipefitters and several laborers. Linde Vice President Robert McGraw said the salaries are “competitive” with benefits and are based on experience.
“Construction work is seasonal and layoffs are normal at this time of year. But here we are adding workers, in January. Growth is our new normal,” McGraw said. “Our growth is a perfect example of how the natural gas industry is bringing new vitality to Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
Linde has opened facilities at the sites of two defunct rail yards in Carbondale and Sayre.
“These sites provide support for other companies coming to our region,” McGraw said. “We have installed weigh stations, laid thousands of feet of new track, built transload facilities to transfer materials between rail cars and trucks and we have acres of storage area for out-of-state companies.
“We think the natural gas business here will prosper for the next 30 years and we want to be part of it.”
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