Marcellus Shale Powering Job Growth

TMK-IPSCO, an oil-and-gas pipe maker, recently announced its plan to build a new manufacturing facility roughly 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, just over the Ohio state line. The new facility will bring an estimated 120 jobs to the area, while also providing the piping used by natural gas drillers here in the Marcellus Formation.

Due to the rapid growth in natural gas extraction, companies like TMK are quickly moving to the area to meet demand, spurring job growth in regions once considered economically stagnant. By keeping Pennsylvania’s tax structure business-friendly and by keeping regulations on the extraction of gas to a minimum, more companies like TMK are sure to follow.