JOHNSTOWN – Gov. Tom Corbett recently toured Environmental Tank and Container, a frac tank and roll-off container manufacturer in Johnstown that employs 450 people and now occupies 800,000 square feet of manufacturing space.
“This company is ‘Exhibit A’ in proof of the American dream. Johnstown Welding and Fabricating started 50 years ago in a garage, and 30 years ago that small shop grew into JWF,” Corbett said. “It’s no surprise that this family business is branching out again and will compete in the state’s growing energy sector.”
JWF started Environmental Tank and Container (ETC) to meet the demands of the fast-growing natural gas industry in Pennsylvania. ETC supplies equipment, such as frac tanks, mud tanks, flowback tanks and impoundments to oil and gas companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.
“ETC proves that the growing natural gas industry is spinning off jobs and business in every corner of Pennsylvania. It is reaching Cambria County in the form of manufacturing jobs,” said Corbett. “ETC’s success has created more than 80 skilled labor jobs since April 2011, and they expect to create an additional 70 jobs in 2012.”
After touring the new manufacturing facility, Corbett joined Bill Polacek, president and CEO of ETC and JWF Defense Systems, and Linda Thompson, president of the Johnstown Area Regional Industries, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.