Canadian fracking company plans 200 jobs in W.Pa. |

Canadian fracking company plans 200 jobs in W.Pa.

A Canadian gas well services firm plans to hire more than 200 people for a new complex being built in southwestern Pennsylvania to serve Marcellus shale wells.

Calfrac Well Services Corp., based in Calgary, Alberta, provides hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as well as coiled tubing and cementing services for oil and gas well drillers. John Grisdale, president of the company’s U.S. operations says Calfrac is building a full-service facility in the Fayette Business Park in Georges Township, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.

The facility should open late next year and Grisdale tells the Herald-Standard of Uniontown, “Our expectation is to add 200 or more jobs.”

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