M. O’Herron Company was incorporated on July 27,1903 by Michael O’Herron, Joseph Kissane, and Charles Wolfe. By 1916, Joseph Kissane was the primary shareholder and the company has remained in the Kissane family. Joseph Kissane, Jr., joined the company in the 1920’s and was president of the company from 1935 to 1975.
From incorporation through the 1950’s, the M. O’Herron Company was a road builder, utility contractor, and asphalt producer. Some notable projects included the Corliss tunnel, the Mon Warf, the stone wall along Bigelow Boulevard., and construction and paving of many roads in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
Columbia Gas' pipeline project replaces aging infrastructure
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is on pace to dig up more than 100 miles of old steel and iron pipe this year and put in new plastic or steel lines. "This is the largest single year of pipe replacement in our history," Dan Cote, general manager of operations for the Cecil-based natural gas utility, said as he described the company's $1.2 billion, ongoing project in its Western Pennsylvania service area.