PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — President of Columbia Gas Mark Kempic spoke with Rob Pratte about current and future operations. 

Kempic first explained that Columbia Gas is in the business of “distribution,” and Columbia doesn’t “care who you purchase your gas from.” 

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Columbia gas helps keep Pennsylvania working with continuing projects like their pipeline replacement program. 

The Pipeline replacement program is to replace the old metal pipes with “state of the art plastic pipe,” and there’s work for years to come.  Kempic stated Columbia will be “replacing 100 miles of pipe a year for the next 15 years” and that it’s “a lot of labor” which means a lot of jobs.

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Patti Janowski of Janowski’s Farm and Green House also joined Rob Pratte to discuss the Harvest Wine Festival. 

The Harvest Wine Festival is July 20th from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and will feature six wineries, food, hayrides and antique cars display. 

Janowski has been working at Janowski’s since marrying into the family, she stated that she is “fortunate to work with family,” and “it takes all employees to make the business run.”

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