Energy and Land Resources
First Crack: Planned plant to boost regional economy
Economic advisors predict the new Beaver County cracker plant will be the first of many coming to the region.
Filling the Bill: Business CNG use opens doors for consumers
More Butler companies are moving toward compressed natural gas to power their vehicles, opening avenues for public access to this alternative fuel.
Bright Flame Flickers: Gas producers still optimistic despite slowdown
Shale gas prices remain low and new drilling has fallen off significantly from two years ago but industry representatives remain hopeful the industry can survive the downturn.
Natural Outcome: PA makes up for lost time with mine reclamation projects
Pennsylvania coal miners begin the long process of cleaning up the more than 5,000 abandoned mines throughout the state.
Drilling Down: Deep Well Services invests in simulator for safety
Deep Well Services of Zelienople has invested more than $150,000 in a snubbing simulator. The new technology trains gas drillers how to safely manage the process under potentially dangerous situations.
Early Learning: Leadership Butler County class blazes new trail
The Leadership Butler County Class of 2016 unveiled their Early Learning Nature Trail project at the Butler County Children's Center. Class members said it was a tough but worthwhile effort.
Structurally Sound: With the influx of workers, consider building options
Cavcon President, Jim Thomas advises on the best options for building around the new cracker plant in Beaver County. The tri-state area contractor suggests that building new may not always be the best choice.
Editor enjoys her time as temp for a day
Business Matters Editor, Beth Koop spends the day temping for Specialized Staffing of Butler.
Butler County Business Matters celebrated the 100th edition of the business-to-business publication on Aug. 4. More than 100 people attended the event, which was held at the Eagle Production Center on West Wayne Street in Butler.
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Butler County Young Professionals, hosted the "End of Summer" business mixer on Aug. 18. More than 40 people attended the event, which was held at the Cranberry Highland Golf Course in Cranberry Township.
Leading the Way
The Leadership Butler County Class of 2016 unveiled the new Learning Trail at Butler County Children's Center during a ribbon-cutting and dedication on Aug. 17. About 150 people attended the morning event at the center on Rieger Road in Butler.
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber hosted the 2016 Summer Golf Outing on Aug. 15. The event was held at the Conley Resort in Butler.