Wayne County Still Working for a Piece of the Shale Boom
From Ohio Gas & Oil:
There had been a lot of hope swelling in Wayne County that the oil and gas development east of here would migrate this way. In the summer of 2012, Devon Energy Production became the first major player to secure a permit to drill a horizontal, hydraulic-fractured well in the county. However, the results were not what was expected, and the company pulled out.
Though the play is not here now, Wayne Economic Development Council President Rod Crider and Project Manager Shawn Starlin have continued to work with local companies who are providing products to gas and oil producers.
The latest project involved Pride of the Hills Manufacturing Wooster, formerly TRING Corp. The Wooster-area manufacturer joined with Pride of the Hills, Killbuck, and it is undergoing an expansion with nearly $3 million invested in new equipment.