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August 3, 2015
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August 2015

Energy and Land Resources

Featured Articles

Dug In: Boom Over, Gas Producers Ready for the Long Haul
Regionally and nationally, the natural gas industry is in a slowdown. The shale gas boom has created an abundance of gas that has contributed to low commodity prices. Plus, uncertain tax and regulatory environments in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are contributing to operators delaying or halting capital expenditure plans. However, in Butler County, despite those challenges, the numbers are still looking good.

New Tricks: Drilling Technology Advances Save Time, Increase Efficiency
The shale gas industry has been built on innovation and continues to evolve. Operators continue to focus on new technology to make them better.

Financial Impact: County, Municipalities Benefit from more than $5.6 Million in Drilling Fees
More than $5.6 million in revenue from the state's impact fees on oil and gas drillers during 2014 was recently added to coffers in Butler County and its municipalities.

Being Green: Eisler Landscapes Grows Impressive Portfolio of Projects
Eisler Landscapes has been providing high-profile landscaping services to the Pittsburgh regional for nearly 90 years. However, during the past decade, the Franklin Township business has become a leader in green infrastructure, which is the concept of designing and building outdoor spaces - usually those in urban settings - that blend into nature, creating a wide range of benefits for buildings and the environment.

Your Voice

Know the American Rule: Insights on Collecting Attorneys' Fees in Collection Action
Matthew Lautman, an attorney with Houston Harbaugh, writes about how to address payment collection issues with customers.

Business Profile

Pumped Up: Family Owned PTS Builds Business Around Fueling Systems
Motorists might not put a lot of thought into the equipment that fuels their vehicles. But for Petroleum Technical Services, that equipment is its business. The small, family owned company in Franklin Township services, installs and does just about anything else associated with fueling systems and storage tanks across the region.

Also featured

Community Champion: Butler County Symphony Association Recognized for Contributions
The Butler County Symphony Association on July 15 collected the Butler County Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Community Champion Award and then treated all those in downtown Butler to a lunchtime concert.

Ground Breaking: Leadership Class Spearheads Pavilion Project at MHY campus
Representatives from MHY Family Services and the Leadership Butler County Class of 2015 on July 13 broke ground in the center of MHY's main campus in Adams Township for a pavilion that will be a go-to spot for learning, therapy and community events.

A Model Operation: Dry Cleaner Opens State-of-the-Art Operation in Cranberry
Model Cleaners opened its new dry cleaning facility in Cranberry Township at the end of 2014 to be a flagship model for the company - and for the industry.

That's the Spirit: 4 Team Up to Make Whiskey at DR Distillery in Cherry Township
In the 18th century, Western Pennsylvania was one of the biggest whiskey-producing regions in the country, but times changed. Mark Alexander and three other co-owners of DR Distillery, which recently opened on Kiester Road in Cherry Township, believe their business is in a new wave of craft alcohol production.

Learning to Lead

Neil Ashbaugh: Urge to Learn, Improve has been Driving Force
Neil Ashbaugh started at Oberg Industries more than 20 years ago as an apprentice grinder and is now the Buffalo Township manufacturer’s manager of training and talent development.

Photo Features

Mixing it Up
Mike Kelly Automotive on July 9 hosted members of the Butler County and Pittsburgh North Regional chambers of commerce for a joint mixer inside its Hyundai and Kia showrooms in Penn Township.

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