Energy Industry Providing Good Jobs and Stronger Economy for PA

September 25, 2020



The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters are proud to be playing a large part in the development process of the Petrochemical Plant in Pittsburgh, PA.  Carpenters locally and from across the country are employed on this project to assist and support this economic boost. Our Film crew visited the site in January of 2020 (Prior to COVID-19)

“Our members are the fabric of the community,” Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasuer Mike Hand said,”These are sustainable careers where you can live and work, with an opportunity to raise a family and retire with dignity.”

Union carpenters are trained and certified required to work at petrochemical plants, like that at the Shell Poly Plant in Pittsburgh, PA to help build the local economy.

“Our members show up to the site with the credentials needed to be ready to go to work.” William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer , “They know what they need and have the credentials before they even get to the site. That is the beauty of hiring union carpenters for your projects.”

“Safety is a priority with Shell and with this project,” said Eastern District Vice-President Bill Watterkotte, “They have never had an experience with unions as they have with the people on this project. The production, productivity, professionalism, zero accidents.”