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    Pittsburgh Food Truck Park Announces April 6 Opening

    Mark your calendars and then keep an eye on the weather forecast if you want to be among the first people to partake of the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park this spring.

    The Millvale venue, announced this past summer as coming together in and outside a former skate park in the town’s Riverfront Park, will open for limited weekend hours starting April 6.

    All that month, as part of what the owners are calling its “Construction Series,” the park will be open 4 to 11 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays “so you can take advantage of any pleasant spring days that happen to pop up.”

    Even though they won’t be done working on the place and they know the weather might be dicey, they’ll have a rotating menu of mobile food providers outside, live entertainment and draft list of 30 local beers, ciders and wine in the indoor wine area with a rooftop deck.

    Regular events also kick off April 7 with outdoor yoga with the Millvale Yoga Collective and there will be a May 5 Cinco de Mayo “taco truck extravaganza.”

    Park general manager Stephanie Brea notes that April 7 also will be the debut of the Pittsburgh area’s Cousins Maine Lobster truck. “They got a bunch of interest when they announced that they were coming on the scene, and we are their first event.” 

    As they complete construction and the weather gets somewhat more reliable warmer, the park plans to add Sunday and Monday hours.

    The food and music lineups for opening “sneak peek” weekend:

    Friday, April 6

    Pittsburgh Pierogi

    Pgh Po’ Boy


    Mac & Gold

    Pittsburgh Sandwich Society

    Doce Taqueria

    Pittsburgh Smokehouse

    Sugar & Spice

    Music: Sweaty Already String Band

    Saturday, April 7

    Lunch shift:

    Sinkers & Suds


    Evil Swine BBQ

    Michele’s Mobile Meals

    Dinner shift:

    Cousins Maine Lobster

    South Side BBQ

    The Coop


    Sugar & Spice

    Music: Nameless in August

    The park, right on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Allegheny River at the 40th Street Bridge to Lawrenceville, includes an outdoor games area with fire pits and an events space that can be rented so people can enjoy the half dozen or so food trucks that will rotate daily. Millvale native Shawn Lang says he and his co-owner brothers, Matt and Tony, want to serve Pittsburgh’s “passionate food truck, craft beer, biking and music communities.” They held a preview party there in November.

    The address is 1923 River Front Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Learn more at and on social media.
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:41 +0000

    Pipeline build-out unplugs some constraints on Marcellus gas production, but new capacity could exceed demand

    Regional Business Analyst

    With over a dozen large-capacity Northeast gas midstream projects approved, completed or under regulatory review, some of the volume constraints are lifting off the Marcellus shale industry due to more gas moving to market now and additional gas going to market in the near-term future as other major projects are completed.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:45 +0000

    Ohio expecting a “baby boom” in 2018

    Regional Business Analyst

    A hop, skip and a jump across the Ohio river from where Shell Chemical is building its ethane cracker plant, over 2,000 liquids-rich Utica natural gas wells wait to feed the ethane-hungry cracker plant, which in a few years will be producing ethylene and polyethylene for the plastics manufacturing and petrochemical industries. In January, Kinder Morgan Inc.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:45 +0000

    The Winners of This Year’s Northeast Oil and Gas Awards

    PITTSBURGH – The Northeast Oil and Gas Awards were recently handed out at the Awards Gala Dinner, which was held on March 1 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

    A plethora of awards were handed out over the course of the evening.

    Some of the highlights:

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:46 +0000

    The PIOGA 2018 Spring Meeting is coming up!

    The PIOGA 2018 Spring Meeting kicks off March 21 at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The exciting event provides industry professionals the opportunity to discuss and explore the most pressing issues affecting the oil and gas industry today, particularly as related to our region. The daylong annual conference will delve into a range of market, governmental and infrastructure topics of interest.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:51 +0000

    Lycoming County experiences natural gas resurgence


    Close your eyes. Think about Williamsport. What’s the first thing that comes to mind?

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:53 +0000

    New business brings big job opportunities to Clinton County


    Over the years, Clinton County has seen some economic growth due to the Marcellus Shale boom. Here at Marcellus Business Central, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Michael Flanagan, the president of the Clinton County Economic Partnership.

    MBC: Tell our readers about your position and your background.

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    Feds OK Marcellus wastewater disposal well in Plum

    PITTSBURGH, PA. – (AP) – A planned disposal well in Plum is likely more than a year away from accepting its first truckload of oil and gas waste fluids, but the project advanced when it received a major federal permit.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:18:01 +0000

    March Well Report


    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 459 drilling permits in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in January and February. Unless otherwise stated, all permits issued are for new, unconventional, horizontally-drilled natural gas wells.

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  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:26:59 +0000

    National Society of Black Engineers convention to come to Pittsburgh

    The National Society of Black Engineers will host its 44th Annual Convention in the Steel City this week. The event, with over 12,000 attendees expected, will be held March 21-25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and nearby facilities in downtown Pittsburgh. The group has over 500 chapters and more than 17,000 active members abroad and in the U.S. NSBE was founded in 1975. The organization’s main goal is for the U.S. to graduate 10,000 black engineers with bachelor’s degrees annually…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:40:25 +0000

    Highmark Health sees $1B year-over-year improvement in net income

    Highmark Health reported $1.1 billion in net income in 2017, an improvement of nearly $1 billion over the previous year even as operating revenue stayed flat. The Pittsburgh-based insurer’s $1.1 billion in net income compared to $59 million in 2016 on revenue of $18.3 billion in 2017, compared with $18.2 billion in 2016. Its operating gain was $616 million, up from $62 million in 2016. The gains were due to an increase in revenue from Highmark’s commercial and government insurance businesses,…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:23 +0000

    Columbia Gas asks state for rate increase approval

    Cloumbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. has filed a request with the state Public Utility Commission to adjust its rates. If approved, the company, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), will continue to upgrade and replace natural gas distribution pipelines, according to a news release. The average total bill for a residential customer could increase between 3 percent and 31 percent, depending on how much gas each customer purchases, the release said. Between 2007 and 2017, Columbia invested more…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:10:11 +0000

    CNX Midstream closes deal for gas-gathering system

    CNX Resources Corp. completed a deal to sell a gas-gathering system in West Virginia to to its midstream MLP. CNX Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: CNXM) will now have a 95 percent interest in the Shirley-Pennsboro gathering system, according to a release. The system gathers about 180 million cubic feet of Marcellus Shale wet gas in four counties in West Virginia. The deal between CNX (NYSE: CNX) and CNX Midstream will involve an amended gas gathering agreement and a minimum production commitment,…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:04:34 +0000

    Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Hayes Design Group Architects

    Welcome to Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices. We will showcase interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region every week. COMPANY: Hayes Design Group Architects ADDRESS: 100 Ryan Court, Suite 11, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 TYPE OF COMPANY: Architecture firm WHY IT'S A COOL OFFICE:  Hayes Design Group Architects (HDG) has been in business 25 years, but moved the firm's office to Robinson Township about a year ago. HDG took on the project of renovating vacant…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:01:42 +0000

    Pittsburgh company raises $1.1M

    Skycision, partly based in Pittsburgh, announced Monday it has raised a $1.1 million seed funding round. Skycision, founded in 2015, offers a data platform that uses drones to gather data for agriculture, aiming to help farmers make better decisions regarding their crops. The funding will help Skycision in three main areas, said CEO and founder Brendan Carroll. The company solely used drone imagery up to the start of 2018 and now is actively leveraging satellite imagery and working to scale those…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:59:49 +0000

    Timothy Zimmerman to chair ICBA

    A local banker is the new chairman of the organization representing 5,700 community banks nationwide. Timothy Zimmerman was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America on Friday during ICBA’s national convention in Las Vegas. He is leading ICBA’s 2018-2019 executive committee and board. Zimmerman is CEO of Monroeville-based Standard AVB Financial Corp., which is Pittsburgh’s 18th-largest bank, according to deposit market share.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:56:48 +0000

    Teen retailer Claire’s files for bankruptcy

    Claire’s Stores Inc., a mall-based retailer that specializes in selling fashion accessories to teens, filed for bankruptcy Monday. Claire’s, known for its ear-piercing service, agreed to a restructuring plan with a group of creditors led by Elliott Management Corp. and Monarch Alternative Capital LP, according to a statement Monday reported by Bloomberg. The ad hoc group of first lien lenders will provide the company with about $575 million of new capital, including a $250 million first lien…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:54:23 +0000

    Construction employment jumps in Pittsburgh metro for January

    The Pittsburgh metro gained 5,000 construction jobs between January 2017 and January 2018, according to Associated General Contractors of America analysis of federal employment data. The 10 percent gain ranked Pittsburgh 46th among 358 metros nationwide for employment growth in the industry over the past year. Pittsburgh had 52,800 construction employees in January 2018, compared with 47,800 the year prior. A national map, showing how metros across the nation fared, can be found here. To see…
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:13:23 +0000

    Soffer still capitalized to invest and make improvements at SouthSide Works

    The Soffer Organization continues to invest to keep SouthSide Works Class A as it negotiates a financial restructuring and a joint venture partnership with Thor Equities.
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