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Old 09-22-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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When I was growing up it was called Texas Gulf and my dad actually had a job there for awhile. It was a great place to work with excellent benefits. The drive from Washington NC isn't really that bad. The roads might not be four lane interstate, but there isn't that much traffic on them either so it balances out IMO. If you live in Washington it will be a little over a half hour to drive there and about a half hour in the other direction to get to Greenville for anything you might want or need. That's not to bad IMO. Good luck with your app, hope you get hired.

Johnniereb
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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A lot of the members of my church live in Vanceboro and work at PCS. They car pool. Perhaps the human resource department can assist you?
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Default wondering about moving out that way

but I am worried about property values near a such a production plant. I know this is probably not a popular question, but any information about environmental impact? Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:38 AM
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There are SIGNIFICANT environmental issues with PCS phosphate. The Pamlico-Tar River Foundation (PTRF) is in the forefront. Here is a link to their position on PCS.
Phosphate Mining Expansion (http://www.ptrf.org/PhosphateMiningExpansion.html - broken link)

I think the position of the PTRF, while possible totally good, ignores the jobs and the economic impact of PCS. PTRF and the environmentalist ARE NEVER GONNA WIN against the threat of job elimination.

I have for years counseled a more moderate approach, working with PCS but there is just too much baggage, on both sides, for that to truly happen. It seems self evident, that getting 25% of what you want is better than being shut out, but others apparently do not view it that way.

I think to put ones head in the sand and say no environmental impact is just as foolish as saying everything is bad"
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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I know someone who has worked at PCS for 30 years and really likes it. If I worked there I would definitely live in Aurora, but I like the boondocks.

LLN, I agree with you. There has to be a balance somewhere. But often neither side is willing to concede to find the best of both worlds....
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Great place to work from everything I have ever heard (I used to deal with them as a vendor).

The biggest problem is that Aurora is about as isolated as you can get. Plan on driving at least 45 minutes each way if you want to live anywhere with civilization (New Bern & Washington are the closest towns). Greenville is a good hour drive on crappy roads.

Havelock and MHC aren't too far via the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Island ferry.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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"PCS must complete extensive mitigation and monitoring before, during and following all mining activities."
PCS Phosphate Gets New Permit After 8 Year Battle (http://www.witn.com/beaufortcounty/headlines/46850537.html - broken link)

In a nutshell PCS has to replace everything it disturbs. As the news articles states-It employs 1100 people.
Beaufort County is not very populated. As a result-Property values are low. But-PCS pays its employees well-Better than what is indicative of eastern NC.

Sooooo.............More pay, lower cost equals a better standard of living than what is usually found in the area.
Bill
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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im actually looking at aurora as a place to live, looking for something middle of nowhere within an hour to a larger town with the likes of walmart and such but close to water!
ive heard good things about working for PCS too!
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:05 AM
 
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im actually looking at aurora as a place to live, looking for something middle of nowhere within an hour to a larger town with the likes of walmart and such but close to water!
ive heard good things about working for PCS too!
There are a lot of communities you could look at in Pamlico and Beaufort counties for what you seek...it's very tranquil. Hope you find the right place!
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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West Craven town of Vanceboro has what you seek. Plus the addition of low taxes and utilities. Sure , as anywhere, there are pockets of crime, but there is also several nice developments of professional folks who daily travel to Greenville or New Bern to work while they enjoy the country life . Check out the Streets Ferry / Butler Farms area.
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