Company donates ambulance to Jackson County
June 18, 2012 at 1:18 a.m.
A future $400 million gas processing facility moving into Jackson County is starting off on the right foot.
Energy Transfer Partners donated a $190,000 ambulance to the Jackson County Hospital District last week, a symbol of the company trying to develop deep community roots, said Ryan Coffey, Energy Transfer Partners' executive vice president.
"We believe it is our responsibility not only to give back to the communities in which our employees work and live," he said. "We are proud to be able to play a role in ensuring that the Jackson County Hospital District can provide the best medical services available."
The facility is expected to go online in 2013 and will process 800 billion cubic feet of natural gas coming from the Eagle Ford Shale.
Once open, the facility will employ 15 people and become one of the county's biggest taxpayers.
The ambulance went into service soon after last week's ceremony.
Having another ambulance will help save lives, said Jackson County Hospital District Chief Executive of Operations Bill Jones.
"We invested in them and they invested in us," he said. "Jackson County will be better for it. This is a great example of what the private and public sector can do when working together for the common good."