Earlier today, officials from Philadelphia Building Trades and midstream developer Energy Transfer gathered to recognize the recent signing of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Building Trades is the umbrella organization for more than 50 member local unions that work in the greater Philadelphia region. The agreement, valued at an estimated $200 million, covers all Energy Transfer on-site growth construction projects planned for the next two years, with options for extensions. It is expected to employ up to 1,200 skilled labor tradesmen at the natural gas liquids hub on the banks of the Delaware River. Among the trades to benefit from the PLA are electricians, steamfitters, boilermakers, ironworkers, operating engineers, sheet metal workers, plumbers and more. In addition, the PLA is key to enhancing safety, quality and cost, and helps to ensure construction projects run on schedule. Once complete, the Mariner East Pipeline system, a joint project of Sunoco and Energy Transfer, will deliver natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation to the Marcus Hook facility.
Below is a statement you can attribute to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition:
“The GAIN Coalition congratulates Philadelphia Building Trades and Energy Transfer on signing a Project Labor Agreement for the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex. Skilled labor is the backbone of our nation’s economy, and is essential to developing energy infrastructure safely and efficiently. With the project providing more than $200 million in investment and 1,200 jobs, Pennsylvania’s future is looking bright. We look forward to the continued contributions of the state’s thriving energy industry and the commitment from its hardworking tradesmen and women in fueling the Keystone State’s economy.”