The IEPA has approved a revision of air emissions permits related to the Wood River Refinery’s Coker and Refinery Expansion project. While the bulk of the work was finished in 2011, there is new equipment the company plans to install, which could mean about 750 union jobs coming to the plant. It’s an investment of about $100-million, according to a company spokesman.
Refinery spokesman Melissa Erker tells The Big Z the reason for the project is a change in the product they are receiving from Canada.
Click here for Erker's comments
She says local union workers should benefit from the added work. Helmkamp construction is involved in a part of the project.