Haliburton Breaks Ground in Zanesville, 100 Ohioans Training for Their New Jobs

From the Zanesville Times Recorder:

ZANESVILLE -- Some site preparation already has begun at the future home of Halliburton's estimated $35 million to $50 million investment in equipment and field service center buildings in the EastPointe Business Park.
The first employees will be working on a portion of the 178 acres the energy services provider bought in the business park by year's end, Company Senior Vice President-Southern Region Ron Shuman said Tuesday afternoon during wind-swept groundbreaking ceremonies.
More than 100 Ohioans have been hired to work at the Zanesville site and are training in Pennsylvania, Shuman said.
The company has committed to employing 300 within three years and intends to fill at least 70 percent of its open positions locally, with the remainder transferred from other sites.
"When they come back to their hometown, they will be the managers and supervisors for our operations here," Shuman said.

He said proximity to the Utica Shale and a large pool of job candidates supplied by local colleges and trade programs were key factors in picking Muskingum County.
Halliburton also is building field service centers in Alaska, North Dakota and Texas and is finishing an expansion of its Williamsport, Pa., operations.
The 135,000-square-foot service center here will include multiple buildings housing eight or more of the company's business lines, including administrative, maintenance, general warehouse and bulk storage for sand and cement used in drill prep and operations.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, JobsOhio CEO Dave Mustine and Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby followed Shuman to the podium and later to the hardhats and shovels.
Kasich congratulated local officials such as Jacoby, the Port Authority Board, city and county officials and Zane State College for working together to attract Halliburton to the area.
"It's a great opportunity for energy development in our state," Kasich said. "You are getting it right, using your assets here in figuring out how to make Zanesville into a hub for this development."
Mustine amplified those points and noted the importance of the state's Job Ready Site program for the $4 million investment to make the property available and the work force prepared for energy jobs by local and regional colleges and trade programs.
Jacoby said he was "excited about what this might mean for the future," calling Halliburton's investment in a "beachhead" a good sign for future job growth in the area.
"We're the envy of a lot of southeast Ohio right now. This is the first great company to occupy it (the JRS) and the third Fortune 500 company in little old Muskingum County," Jacoby said.
bgadd@zanesvilletimesrecorder.com; (740) 450-6752

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