“Think of construction equipment for example. There are many companies throughout Virginia that supply equipment to energy construction jobs and particularly pipeline projects. Those companies employ many, sometimes thousands, of workers that prepare and maintain the equipment, and do the support work necessary to get equipment and supplies to the job site. Those are all jobs created in the infrastructure supply chain. Then go back up the supply chain and you have people who manufacture that equipment or manufacture components that go into it, such as the rubber hoses and the hydraulics and the steel. That’s what we mean by the supply chain. All those jobs are very real and well-paying, and they are driven by the need for that equipment on that job to move materials and machinery, or dig the trench, or position the pipe in preparation for completion of that job.”
-Toby Mack is the President and CEO of the Energy and Equipment & Infrastructure Alliance.
Strongly In Favor of The Pipelines, John Fredericks Show, June 22, 2017.