Halliburton to pull out of Weston

Halliburton officials announced Tuesday that the company will be closing its facility in Weston, which completes a transition to an Ohio site that began about three months ago.

A senior public relations representative for the Houston-based company said a management team met with the Weston site employees Tuesday to inform them that the Weston office would be closed, and those jobs with the cementing business line operations would be moved to a new facility in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Production Enhancement operations left the Weston site about three months ago. Almost all of the Weston employees have been offered positions at the Zanesville plant or at other Halliburton facilities, which includes other business lines.

“The Zanesville facility is well positioned to continue to support our customers’ business activity in the West Virginia area,” Susie McMichael said. “Halliburton continues its commitment to West Virginia activity with the state-of-the-art Zanesville facility and still maintains operational facilities in West Virginia.”

McMichael did not say how many jobs will be affected by the move to Zanesville when asked.

Founded in 1919, Halliburton employs more than 75,000 people in 80 countries. It is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.

Lewis County Economic Development Authority director Mike Herron said he had not been informed of the closing, saying he had only been told that the company “was moving some people and trucks around to various locations.”