To mark Earth Day, a crew of employees from GasSearch Drilling Services (GDS) in Lenox Township donned bright yellow vests and shirts and participated in a cleanup of Route 92 that runs south of their facilities. The endeavor is part of a series of events planned to give back to the community.
“We do well here to provide for our families,” said GDS night shift trucking foreman Bob Bennie. “Our neighbors have been very welcoming to us, and we want to do something for them.”
GDS foreman Gino Setta was the point person for the project, making arrangements with PennDOT to adopt a mile of highway on behalf of GDS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coterra Energy. Setta conducted a safety meeting before distributing vests, garbage bags, and gloves.
Officially, the adopted stretch of highway starts about a half-mile away. Still, with representatives from every department, the crew started across the road from their parking lot before following a “pace car” 1.3-miles down the highway and then back up the other side.
“Our building is here, and we want to keep our area clean,” Setta related. “We are doing this because we genuinely care about the community.”
GDS and its employees’ next outreach event will be a blood drive in late May.
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