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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rover Pipeline to Spend $85 Million with Ohio-Based Vendors

From a press release:
Ariel Corporation, Industrial Piping Specialists and Emerson Process Management among the vendors for the natural gas pipeline project 
DALLAS, JULY 13, 2015– Rover Pipeline, LLC is pleased to announce it will spend more than an estimated $85 million with Ohio-based companies for goods and services related to the construction of the natural gas pipeline. The project will primarily serve domestic consumers by transporting natural gas from the rapidly expanding Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to U.S. markets in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. 
Rover is currently placing orders for key components needed for the construction of the 711-mile pipeline from Ohio-based companies including Ariel Corporation, Industrial Piping Specialists and Emerson Process Management. These orders include parts used for piping, compression, steel, and bearings, along with construction contractors, and pipeline workers. 
"We are pleased to be a part of the Rover Pipeline project and to be able to provide jobs for Ohio citizens who will be responsible for the design, manufacture, and support of the compression equipment Rover needs for the project," said Robert Drews, Director of Marketing for Ariel Corporation, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. "We are committed to supporting Ohio’s natural gas infrastructure, and local economies in Ohio.” 
In addition to the supplies Rover will purchase from Ohio-based companies, construction of the pipeline will help others throughout the state. The project is estimated to create approximately 6,500 construction jobs in Ohio. The spending power of these individuals at local restaurants, laundromats, grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, etc., creates tremendous economic benefit to the cities and towns along the route. Rover also estimates that more than $90 million will be paid directly to landowners for easements in Ohio, and approximately $135 million in ad valorem taxes in Ohio the first year the pipeline is in service. Ad valorem taxes are paid annually. 
The current list of Ohio-based vendors is below, and further information about each vendor can be found on their websites. Additional vendors will be announced in the coming months. 
Ariel Corporation (Mt. Vernon, OH)
$34.7 million Ariel frames and cylinders for compressors
Industrial Piping Specialists (Struthers, OH) & Warren Group/Allied Fitting(Fairfield, OH)
$27 million for weld fittings, weld flanges and additional pipeline materials such as bolts, gaskets, etc.
Emerson Process Management Automation, Inc. (Mansfield, OH)
$10.6 million for actuation packages and line breaks for ball valves
Port of Cleveland, Marine Terminal Operator (MTO), and other local transportation providers (Cleveland, OH)
$5 million for pipe discharging and handling
Tiger Sand & Gravel (Massillon, OH)
$4.4 million for concrete sand
Pioneer Pipe/ Pioneer Group (Marietta, Ohio)

2.4 million dollars for fabrication of flow control skids

Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, OH)
$2.9 million for welding consumables
"Rover’s commitment to buying locally will have a number of tangible benefits. First and foremost, the project will provide domestic, long-term access to the natural gas that powers our homes and businesses,” said Gordon M. Gough, President and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. “Furthermore, there is a strong secondary benefit for Ohio retailers, with increased visits from current customers and new customers.” 
Information on the Rover Pipeline project can be found on the Rover Pipeline website, RoverPipelineFacts.com,or by calling the project’s toll-free number at 1-888-844-3718. Information about the project can also be found on the FERC website at http://www.ferc.gov/, Docket No. CP15-93-000.
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