The continued expansion at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery means more jobs for union construction workers over the next year and a half. The bulk of the Coker and Refinery Expansion project wrapped up in 2011, but a continuation of the project would likely mean a resumption of construction work early next year, pending IEPA approval.
Refinery spokesman Melissa Erker says the state needs to sign off on the plan due to a revision of air emission permits.
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She expects many of the expected 750 construction jobs to be local hires.