MSC-SAME Holiday Drive for Troops a Success

Canonsburg, PA – As families continue celebrating the holiday season, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today recognized its member companies for their contributions to a drive organized over the past month in conjunction with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Pittsburgh Post.  The organizations jointly collected and delivered supplies to members of America’s military serving overseas.

The project was an overwhelming success, with nearly 100 boxes of pre-packaged foods, hygiene and first aid projects, and reading materials collected and now on their way to Pennsylvanians serving in Afghanistan.  MSC member companies participating included:

  • Burnett Oil Company
  • Civil & Environmental Consultants
  • GAI Consultants
  • Greenhorne & O’Mara Consulting Engineers
  • Groundwater and Environmental Services
  • J-W Energy
  • ParenteBeard
  • Penn E&R
  • Sevenson Environmental Services
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • TestAmerica Laboratories
  • Universal Well Services
  • Whitetail Natural Gas Services
  • Williams

The MSC and SAME Pittsburgh Post have committed to building on the relationship established this year with additional projects benefitting active duty personnel and military veterans in 2012.

About SAME: The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals. Learn more at:

About MSC: Founded in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is an organization committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation and the enhancement of the region’s economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source. Members of the coalition work with partners from across the region to address issues with regulations, local, county, state and federal government officials and communities about all aspects of producing clean-burning, job-creating natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. Click HERE to watch our new video – “Building a Stronger, More Secure America” – that highlights veterans working in the natural gas industry. And please follow us on Twitter (@MarcellusGas) and Facebook for updates.