JOBS FOR CHARLESTON Audubon Engineering Makes A New Home In W.Va.
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Jan. 20, 2012 8:47 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 20, 2012 8:52 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Audubon Engineering is ready to fill the 17th floor of the Huntington Bank building with 40 employees making an average of 80-thousand dollars annually.
The company wants to hire those workers by the middle of the year. Audubon provides support for the Marcellus Shale drilling industry,,,and wants to make use of the talent and experience the Kanawha Valley offers.
Audubon says the potential of the Marcellus Shale field is bringing plenty of attention to the region. Now that the state has a set of drilling rules and regulations in place, natural gas companies are more likely to invest here.
Managing Partner Ryan Hanemann says Audubon hopes to grow its Charleston location to about 75 employees by the end of 2013.
The new West Virginia office joins other locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Company-wide, Audubon employs about 800 people.
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