GDS employees (above, from left) Bob Piccoletti, Ryan Holleran, Matt Carpenetti, Luane White, Gino Setta, Stephen Sceranka, Autumn Hiller, Patty Hill, Bob Bennie, Rob Wagner, Anthony Gasperi and Mike Pipitone prepare to clean up around the company’s Lenox Township facility on April 22 prior to also cleaning up a stretch of Route 92.
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 a stretch 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 for the adoption of a mile of highway on behalf of the company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coterra Energy. Setta conducted a safety meeting prior to the distribution of vests, garbage bags, and gloves.
Officially, the adopted stretch of highway starts about a half mile away. Still, with members representing every department, the crew started across the road from their own 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.”
The next external project by the GDS employees will be a blood drive in late May.