Rover is committed to serving as a long-term partner in the community. The majority of the pipe materials will be made in the United States with a valve actuators, flanges, fittings and compressors manufactured in Ohio. We will hire experienced local laborers and trades where possible in the construction of the pipeline, providing economic activity in the short-term, while supplying businesses and homes with abundant and low-cost natural gas for years to come. In addition to the millions in direct benefits to local landowners and taxes paid locally to the counties and townships that the pipeline transverses, there are millions anticipated in indirect benefits to local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, car dealers and more.
Hiring Local Laborers and Trades
Rover is committed to hiring as many local labor and qualified workers as possible to construct and eventually operate the pipeline, including up to 10,000 temporary positions during the construction phase of the project. To date, Rover Pipeline has committed to utilize Union labor resources exclusively to construct the pipeline based upon the large presence of available resources in the region and the Union’s high quality craftsmanship and past performance for safety, reliability and quality performance.
Prioritizing the Purchase of Local American-Made Products
Rover will purchase American made products whenever available. Approximately 76% of Rover pipe materials will be made in the United States. Rover is also purchasing valve actuators, flanges and fittings and its compressors from Ohio manufacturers, including the Ariel Corporation. Overall, the majority of the equipment and greater than $1 billion in goods will be purchased from U.S. manufacturers.
Benefiting Local Communities
Locally, during the construction of the Rover Pipeline, goods and services will be purchased from local businesses along the entire route, generating significant sales tax revenue for local economies. The project’s estimated 10,000 temporary employees will be staying at local hotels, eating in restaurants, and shopping at local businesses. Additionally, the increased use of local professional services such as engineering, real estate, legal, and skilled trades, such as surveying and construction, as a result of the project will generate state income tax revenues. Property taxes are estimated at $147 million across the entire project the first year the pipeline is in service. This is funding that can be used to improve public services such as fire, police, roads, and local schools.