Struthers company will benefit from natural gas pipeline


STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Industrial Piping Specialists in Struthers is one of several Ohio companies benefiting from the construction of a natural gas pipeline.

Rover Pipeline is spending more than $85 million between all of them for parts and services pertaining to the project. The 711-mile pipeline will transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale production areas to markets in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast.

The other companies are Ariel Corp. in Mount Vernon, Warren Group/Allied Fitting in Fairfield and Emerson Process Management in Mansfield. The orders being placed include parts used for piping, compression, steel, and bearings, along with construction contractors and pipeline workers, according to a news release from Rover.

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 release states that Rover has ordered $27 million worth of weld fittings, weld flanges and additional pipeline materials such as bolts and gaskets from Industrial Piping and Warren Group/Allied Fitting. It also has ordered $34.7 million in frames and cylinders for compressors from Ariel and $10.6 million for actuation packages and line breaks for ball valves from Emerson.

Rover also is spending $5 million for pipe discharging and handling at the Port of Cleveland, Marine Terminal Operator and other local transportation providers in Cleveland, $4.4 million for concrete sand at Tiger Sand & Gravel in Massillon, $2.4 million for fabrication of flow control skids from Pioneer Pipe in Marietta and $2.9 million for welding consumables from Lincoln Electric in Cleveland, the release states.

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