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Friday, October 29, 2010

Universal Well Services Opens Williamsport Branch

New firm opens, plans to employ 140 people

October 29, 2010 - By SAVANNA JENNINGS - sjennings@sungazette.com
Sun Gazette

Meadville-based Universal Well Services Inc., a natural gas and oil well services company, has opened a new facility on Arch Street and has plans to hire 140 people within the next 12 months.

Already on staff here are 70 employees, according to Bob Garland, senior technical adviser at Universal's corporate office.

The company brought some employees from its existing facilities, but most of the individuals hired here are locals, he said.

"We are attempting to hire locals as much as we can because that is important," Garland said.

The Williamsport facility will hire another 70 employees over the next 12 months who will work as truck drivers, electricians, engineers, and mechanics, as well as unskilled laborers. More...

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