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KEY acquires Green Energy Initiatives, LLC

KEY has acquired the assets of Green Energy Initiatives, LLC (GEI) of St. Clairsville, OH. This represents the first acquisition for KEY. GEI provided environmental consulting and services to the Ohio Valley. The owner of GEI, Mr. James G. Lewis, will be joining KEY as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. Lewis will continue to pursue opportunities in the Ohio Valley serving his current clients and enhancing his services with the additional resources KEY can provide. Other staff members of GEI will be offered positions under the agreement. To read the press release, please click on the "Read More" button.

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Brian Dummer Joins KEY

KEY welcomes Brian Dummer P.E., Senior Project Manager. He comes to KEY from Noble Energy, where for the past 5 years he was involved in water management planning, including sourcing, conveyance, and storage of fresh and produced water. Brian will work with Oil and Gas clients on projects related to siting design, permitting, water management, and other related services. Brian also has extensive experience with site development, civil design, and construction projects including the transit oriented developments for the CityCenter Englewood and the Arista Broomfield in Colorado. Natives of Colorado, the Dummer’s and their two boys live in Peter’s Township, PA just off the Montour Trail where they enjoy biking and hiking as a family.

FTS-KEY Oil and Gas Marketing

FTS and KEY have combined marketing forces to pursue work in the Oil and Gas industry. With the creation of the a new web site designed to drive “traffic” to our web sites, the new site can be found at www.fts-key.com. With that, Vicki Bomberger also updated the FTS webpage to reflect the services being performed. Also, a combined advertisement is up on the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) web site.

And finally, if driving along Interstate 70 between Wheeling, WV and Washington, PA, keep your eyes open around mile marker 3 where a roadside billboard supporting the combined companies efforts for the OIL and GAS Industry sites prominently along the highway. Designed in cooperation with Lamar Advertising, this is FTS and KEY’s first reach into this advertising medium.

RE-3-Philadelphia

The RE 3 (Remediation, Redevelopment, Results) Conference was held at the Philadelphia Marriott November 1 – 3. This national conference highlights some of the many challenges and innovations going into Brownfields, particularly in the Northeast US. KEY was represented at the conference by Vamsee Veera (Raritan, NJ) and Karl Churman (Carnegie, PA). During the 3 day conference, they participated in a variety of conference sessions covering such topics as Emerging Contaminants, Vapor Intrusion, Funding and Sustainability Trends, and Remedial Techniques. They also listened to Keynote Presentations on revitilaization challenges in Bethlehem, PA and Hoboken, NJ, along with a luncheon presentation by Mr. Chad Pregracke of Living Lands and Waters. Mr. Pregacke discussed his non-profits program for river clean up. His talk was highlighted by a video from his appearance on the CBS Sunday Morning News from 4 years ago. Link to Video

PIOGA Annual Meeting

Jim Zubrow and Karl Churman attended the PIOGA Annual Membership Meeting held at the Doubletree Hotel in Cranberry, PA. The meeting offered insights into continued efforts of PIOGA satisfy the many stakeholders and community members’ issues with this growing industry. Discussions were held on topics covering taxes, environmental, safety, and legislative agendas.