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Youngstown council moves ahead with $13.2M Exterran facility



Published: Wed, December 21, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Safety is always an issue with industrial plants, but city officials aren’t more concerned about Exterran Energy Solutions’ proposed $13.2 million natural-gas compression manufacturing facility than normal.

In May 2007, a worker at a Texas plant, engineered and designed by Exterran, then known as Hanover Compression, died after an explosion at the facility.

A jury awarded $82.5 million in damages to his family in June 2010 after finding Hanover was grossly negligent for the death, according to an article in the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, Texas.

Members of Youngstown City Council and the city administration said today there is a big difference between that natural-gas processing facility in Texas and the proposed fabricating operation here.

Council approved legislation today authorizing the city’s board of control to give a 20-acre site on Salt Springs Road and a tax abatement to Exterran for a $13.2 million project.

The board of control is expected to approve giving the company the land and the tax abatement Thursday.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1flake0717(1 comment)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Has anyone thought of how they will transport the compressors that are over height I 80 is not good for over 15 feet 6 inches and 680 isn't good for over 14 feet 6 inches.
I move a lot of the compressors from Texas and Oklahoma and am very familiar with them I delivered one today from Youngstown and one yesterday from Texas

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2Ianacek(882 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Now that economic developoment has momentum in Youngstown , isn't it time to cut back on land giveaways & tax abatements !

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3Ytownnative(1008 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Naaa spend the city taxpayers money and worry about it later

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4atownreader(34 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes, the 10 Year tax abatement once more puts the burden on Joe public, while big business gets off scott free.....They can surely afford it more.

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