Jane Lew-based Doss Enterprises to expand, add jobs

CHARLESTON — Doss Enterprises is expanding its business in Jane Lew, which will create an additional 70 jobs.

The excavation and site development company specializes in construction and development of well pads, compressor station pads, slip repair, road upgrades, poly pipeline, water truck hauling and soil stabilization.

Dwaine Doss founded the company in 1995 as a small earth-moving and site development business, which has now grown to become one of the largest excavation and development contractors in the region.

"This expansion shows our commitment to West Virginia and its future," Doss said. "The reforms lawmakers have passed in recent years to improve our state’s business climate and promote the natural gas industry have given us the confidence to invest and expand in the state. We look forward to helping put more West Virginians back to work."

Doss Enterprises is now searching to fill the new long-term positions in a number of areas, including equipment operators, CDL drivers, pipeline workers, mechanics, safety technicians, field supervisors, skilled laborers and clerical staff.

The new employees will be based in the company's Jane Lew location and will work primarily in north central West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania.

Delegate Patrick Martin, R-Lewis, on Tuesday praised the decision by Doss Enterprises to make such an investment.

"I want to thank Doss Enterprises for investing in West Virginia and its workers," Delegate Martin said. "This investment is the latest sign that our economy is improving, with job creators recognizing the positive changes we have made to improve our business climate."

Martin said he hopes that the expansion will not only benefit Doss Enterprises, but can also serve as an example for other businesses.

"Doss Enterprises is a tremendous company, and I look forward to watching them expand and prosper," Martin said. "Meanwhile, I hope their expansion shows other companies that West Virginia is truly a great place to do business and inspires them to invest here as well."

This article was authored by Michael Lemley for WV News. Click here to read it on the publication's website.