This illustration shows the layout of the training and housing facility that opened this month. Chesapeake Energy hosted an open house on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Bob and Nick Hurley say they are up to the task of providing meals for residents of the dormitories that may house as many as 276 people working two 12-hour shifts.
Brian Grove, Senior Director of Corporate Development for Chesapeake, speaking at the open house.
Dave Fisher, Vice President of Drilling, promised more local hires as a benefit of the new facility.
Steve Evans (left), Senior Security Officer for Chesapeake, with Rory Sweeney, who works in public relations for Chesapeake.
Common bathroom and shower facilities are in each dormitory wing.
Storage space for residents of the rooms.
The cafeteria will be serving 300 meals a day and can seat 156 people at a time.
Bob and Nick Hurley greet people in the cafeteria during the open house.
Kimberlee Smithton, a training specialist for Chesapeake, explains some of the interactive innovations in the spacious training center.
An exterior view of a couple of the dorm wings at the Athens Township center.
Recreation centers for both non-smokers (above) and smokers have been provided.
Steve Evans makes a point during the open house.
Chesapeake's Rory Sweeney checks out the equipment in the exercise room.
A view of one of the dormitory rooms at the training and housing facility.