Natural gas company bringing about 1,000 jobs to Harrison, Ritchie counties

Ronald Lane Inc. has signed a contract with a major natural gas company to lease land in both Harrison and Ritchie counties that will result in 800 to 1,200 jobs coming to the region. The company is scheduled to move in June 1.

Ronald Lane Inc. is a pipeline construction and commercial development company headquartered in Clarksburg.

Chris Lane, a co-owner, said the natural gas company will occupy all the remaining lots in Sun Valley Industrial Park, which contains about 22 acres on U.S. 50 just outside Clarksburg.

In addition, the company will be moving a contractor yard to a 23-acre site in Ritchie Center Park, which is located along U.S. 50 in Ellenboro, he said.

“These sites are estimated to house 400, 600 jobs each, including engineers, operators, laborers and management,” Lane said. “We accelerated the final phase expansion in Ritchie County to fit the company timeline.

“The Ritchie location was competing against a site in Ohio. I am proud to be able to bring these jobs to our area. It will be a big economic benefit for Ritchie County, as well as locally.”

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