Plastics is poised to become a major economic driver in Pennsylvania. The construction of Shell Pennsylvania Chemical’s steam cracker plant in Butler County will take advantage of the region’s Marcellus Shale resources. It is estimated that by 2030, more than 40% of the U.S. natural gas supply will come from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center at Penn College of Technology provides research & development, education and world-class training for the industry. A highly-skilled workforce is at your fingertips in the Susquehanna Valley.
The region’s proximity to over 40% of the U.S. population as well as easy access to major interstates and a high-quality rail service make it an ideal location for manufacturers. Join companies like Sekisui, Resilite, Berwick Offray, and Advanced Drainage Systems by locating in our region.
Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing (Team Pennsylvania & DCED report)