A key economic benefit of western Pennsylvania’s shale gas boom is the growth it is spurring for companies that supply equipment and services to the industry. Among the 750 energy companies in our region is Elliott Group, a century-old manufacturer in Jeannette, Westmoreland County.  A unit of Ebara Corporation of Japan, Elliott supplies and services turbo-machinery for the full spectrum of oil and gas, refining, LNG, petrochemical and other process and power applications. And it’s growing.  Elliott has doubled in size over the past five years, with hopes to do the same in the next five years.

Last year the company broke ground on a new, $16 million administration building adjacent to its factory. Currently, Elliott accommodates about 420 office workers in several older buildings, one dating all the way back to 1914. When it’s completed later this year, the new Centennial Building will accommodate 500 people in an open office environment designed by Kingsland Scott Bauer Associates of Pittsburgh.

After the groundbreaking, Tony Casillo, then the chief operating officer, talked with me about Elliott’s bright future in our region and its need for skilled workers to keep up with global demand for its products and services. Check out the video below.