By Lee Morrison
About 80 jobs related to the oil and gas industry in the Utica Shale region are headed to Uhrichsville, with the potential for another 50 jobs.
U.S. Well Services has signed a lease for the former Parts Mart building and property at 159 N. Wardell St. The facility, just off Trenton Avenue and U.S. Route 36, was selected after USWS looked at several sites.
USWS is an oilfield services provider of well stimulation services to the upstream oil and gas industry, according to its website. The company is involved in high-pressure fracturing in oil and natural gas basins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
There will be about 10 office positions and 70 field jobs, said Dean Fullerton, corporate human resources director for USWS.
“We’re extremely pleased to be coming to Ohio, and we’re excited about the prospects for ourselves and the local community, ” Fullerton said Wednesday. “We expect to be operating in early June. We’re moving quickly. We’ve been working on this for a couple of months.”