CALDWELL — CONSOL Energy Inc. awarded Noble County Habitat for Humanity a $6,000 community investment grant for their first home build in Noble County. Along with the grant, employees of CONSOL Energy volunteered their time to help build a new home in Caldwell on Jan. 31, 2013.
“The CONSOL Energy community investment grant of $6,000 helped the Noble County Habitat for Humanity meet their final fundraising goal of $50,000, which will support construction of their first home in the county. We are very pleased that our volunteer hours helped convert the monetary investment into a new home for a very deserving family,” said Harry Schurr, general manager of Utica Operations.
A total of nine employees that support CONSOL’s operations in Noble County volunteered for the home build. Those volunteers included Schurr; Greg Evans, production supervisor; Robert DeJaegher, construction manager; Seth Rodriguez, site supervisor; Miranda Kessel, Community Relations coordinator, and land agents, Mark Anderson, Jon Jones, Matt Brezovsky and Doug Smith. The volunteers installed flooring in the front portion of the home that included the living room and kitchen area.
The home is expected to be completed in early February, and a groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the home on North Street, just north of Miller Street.
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.5 billion tons. The company’s premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale, has an active exploration program in the Utica Shale and has proved natural gas reserves of 3.5 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company’s top core value and CONSOL boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. In 2011, the company recorded its best safety record since it was founded in 1860. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its website: www.consolenergy.com