Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce President Dennis Houston calls it the “calm before the storm,” as work crews are moving into the area this Saturday and Sunday.
Most of the 750-to-800 workers and their families with the TransCanada Keystone oil pipeline project will make Norfolk their base of operations through November or December — with workers living in 15 area communities.
He says they’ve identified more than 300 spots for recreational vehicles, just within a 30-mile radius. Houston is also encouraging area businesses to welcome the workers with things such as discounts and a welcome message on their marquees.
He says a task force is working on a logo, I-D card and a website which pipeline workers can utilize while they’re in the region.
Thanks to Jim Curry, WJAG, Norfolk