Erie company to build $1.3 million concrete plant

ERIE, Pa. -- Erie Strayer is building a $1.3 million concrete plant that will help build the $6 billion shell petrochemical plant near Pittsburgh, an operation that will "crack" ethane to create plastics.

Erie Strayer was awarded a new concrete batch plant, but also refurbishments to their existing Erie Strayer concrete plant.

Kyle Strayer, son of the owner, says that's because they want two concrete plants on site for redundancy.

The work is keeping the nearly 50 of the plant's 100 employees in the shop very busy. Strayer said the company will be completing the plant and begin shipping the pieces this week.

They hope to have it assembled and ready to pour concrete by late April or early may.

"It's just something we're proud to be apart of and just a good to keep manufacturing in Erie, but also the surrounding areas,” Strayer said. “A good project for us to have."

Strayer said the first shipment for the concrete plant is set to go out Tuesday. The entire shell plant will take several years to complete.

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