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Access Midstream gives $12,000 for gear to Stark State College

By Bob Downing Published: January 16, 2014

From Stark State College today:

Access Midstream donates more than $12,000 to

Stark State College for oil and gas safety gear

(North Canton, OH – Jan. 16, 2014) – Access Midstream, a natural gas services provider, has donated more than $12,000 for safety supplies for 150 students participating in Stark State College’s ShaleNET oil and gas credit programs.

The kits include hard hats, gloves, ear protection, eye wear, a lockout/tagout lock and a fire-retardant lab coat.

"Safety is the most important element stressed in all our courses," said Kathleen Steere, Stark State’s coordinator of oil and gas programs. "We include workplace safety and compliance preparations in both internal and external labs so that these precautions become an essential part of life for all students. This generous donation will help our students avoid additional costs for safety gear."

"Access Midstream is excited about partnering with such a fine institution as Stark State College," said Tim Habovick, engineering manager for Access Midstream in the Utica Shale. "Working together, we can provide superior educational opportunities for students interested in entering the burgeoning oil and gas industry here in Ohio."

Access Midstream, a member of Stark State College's Oil and Gas Advisory Council, is a growth-oriented midstream natural gas services provider with operations focused on owning, operating, developing and acquiring midstream energy assets in the U.S. Access has a strong asset base and extensive intrastate pipeline infrastructure located strategically in several regions, including the Utica Shale area.

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