Moody & Associates, Inc. Expands into Ohio Utica Shale Region

CANTON, OHIO (May 3, 2012) – Moody & Associates, Inc. ( announced today its expansion into the Eastern Ohio Utica Shale natural gas region. With a new office located in Canton, Ohio, Moody will provide hydrogeological consulting services to support development of the oil and gas industry throughout Northeast Ohio and the Ohio River Valley.

The Canton office expects to hire 20 new employees within the next three years to support the growth of its business in the region. These hirings are in addition to the transfer of three employees from other Moody offices to the Canton area. Moody hopes to target regional college graduates who specialize in geology and environmental science along with candidates from Eastern Ohio’s skilled work force.

“This is a natural expansion for our company,” said Jeff Moody, president of Moody & Associates. “We have been involved with various aspects of the oil and gas market for more than 30 years and are excited about contributing to the many growth opportunities Utica Shale brings to the area.”

Moody has been retained for projects in Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Jefferson, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas counties, and it is preparing for continued growth as more Utica Shale projects come on line. Moody’s primary offerings will include stray gas migration investigations, groundwater feasibility studies, pre-drilling water supply surveys, water management plans and post-drilling water complaint resolutions.

“Extracting energy from Utica Shale requires significant water supply for drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations and a commitment to protecting groundwater,” explains Ken Cramer, district manager of the Canton office. “Our new location makes us well positioned to provide a comprehensive suite of hydrogeological services to support Utica Shale projects in the safest and most environmentally sound manner possible.”

About Moody & Associates. Inc.

Moody and Associates, Inc., founded in 1891 and incorporated in 1954, employs more than 130 and provides a full range of environmental and geological consulting, water well and well pump installation and maintenance services for a diverse range of clients in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


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