Piedmont hosts job expo Thursday


First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON — With the start of construction of its Robeson County liquefied natural gas plant only a few months away, Piedmont Natural Gas will on Thursday host a trade and job expo at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Center and Farmers Market.
The event, which is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being held in collaboration with Robeson Community College and Chicago Bridge and Iron, the project’s general contractor. There is no charge or registration required.
The expo is aimed at giving people in the community an opportunity to learn about the various contracting and employment opportunities available during the LNG plant’s construction.
These opportunities include:
— Civil (carpenters, concrete finishers, reinforcement ironworkers).
— Mechanical (pipefitters, boilermakers, structural iron workers).
— Tank (tank builders, tank welders).
— Welding (pipe, structural, plate structure).
— Equipment (crane operators, dirt/light equipment operators, riggers).
— Construction (supervisors, QA/QC, administration, document control, planning, material management).
— Qualified Subcontractors (electrical and instrumentation, mechanical, civil, insulation and fire proofing, heavy equipment).
“This expo will allow people to come in and meet the people who will be involved in constructing this facility,” said David Trusty, a Piedmont spokesman. “It will give local people an opportunity to establish contacts and network.”
Construction of the plant is expected to begin in early 2009, with completion slated for the 2012-13 winter heating season.
The plant will be able to store approximately 1.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
“We are trying to keep the expo uncomplicated,” Trusty said. “… People can stop by at their leisure any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.”
For more information, go to www.piedmontlng.com, www.robeson.edu, or www.cbi.com.

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