Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:24 p.m. to include more photos. A very special thank you to Tejas Gosai from TheMarcellusShale.com—who kindly allowed us to use his work! It was again updated at 3:10 p.m. to include comment from Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan. To check out more of Gosai's photos—as well as video—click here.
Dignitaries from Washington County joined Southpointe-based Range Resources for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new multi-million headquarters.
Diana Irey Vaughan, who attended along with her fellow county commissioners, lauded the Marcellus Shale innovator, and called the company a "great community partner"—adding that its success is also the success of the county's many nonprofits, which receive charitable contributions from Range.
And that's not all.
"Range Resources can be credited for discovering the Marcellus Shale in this area," she said. And along with Consol's headquarters, she said Range is helping put Washington County on the map as an energy epicenter.
"It's a day to celebrate," Vaughan said, then added: "And it's a beautiful building."
Canon-McMillan Patch did not receive an invite to the event. No further information was available, as spokesman Matt Pittzarella did not return a message on his cell phone. Spokesman Mike Mackin did not immediately return an email seeking further information.