May. 22, 2019

CONNEAUT LAKE – As part of efforts to develop the Keystone Regional Industrial Park in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved a $300,000 Pipeline Investment Program grant, Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced.

The funding will be used to extend a natural gas pipeline to the site to make it more marketable.

“This 1,300-acre tract of land last housed a World War II-era munitions manufacturer and was acquired by the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County (EPACC) about 20 years ago,” Wentling said. “This project will help attract developers in order to provide job opportunities to surrounding communities.”

Specifically, the EPACC plans to extend the natural gas line into the southern 525-acre section of the park by installing 8,500 feet of gas line. The gas line will serve multiple sites, including two 20,000 square-foot buildings and the Crawford Advanced Materials biodiesel production
facility. In addition, the pipeline would service 15 more businesses.

The EPACC anticipates 30 jobs to be created at the two large-scale buildings and 20 jobs at the biodiesel production facility.

Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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