LTE – Leon Berenschot – 11-6-2013

To help the citizens of Glenwood City understand and to explain further, Carol Vega’s letter to the editor. The following mining jobs and their salaries for the top 15 occupations in mining was done by studies of the University of Wisconsin Extension are as follows:

1. Management occupations: 5.2 workers making $94,180.00 each =  $489,736.00.

2. Service unit operators: 5.1 workers making $42,810.00 each = $218,331.00

3. Ist. line sup. manager of construction: 4.0 workers making  $62,260.00 each = $249,040.00

4. Operating engineers: 4.5 workers making $51,220.00 each = $230,490.00

5. Industrial mach. repair and maintenance: 4.0 workers making $47,100.00 each = $188,400.00

6. Truck drivers and heavy tractor trailer: 3.9 workers making $39,450.00 each = $153,855.00

7. Engineers: 3.6 workers making $91,770.00 each = $330,372.00

8. Derrick operators: 3.4 workers making $44,790.00 each = $152,286.00

9. Mining machine operators: 3.3 workers making $44,010.00 each = $145,233.00

10. Helpers-extraction workers: 2.8 workers making $37,060.00 each = $103,768.00

11. Secretaries, administrative asst.: 2.5 workers making $32,000.00 each = $80,000.00

12. Wellhead pumpers: 2.5 workers making $44,540.00 each = $111,350.00

This amounts to $2,452,861.00. That’s nearly 2.5 million, or in 30 years it amounts to nearly 75 million dollars, excluding the multiplier. I think that the City of Glenwood City’s business people would take advantage of this kind of money that would stay in Glenwood City, plus the commission to the city. Some of us have worked hard many years to get some sort of family supporting jobs. This would be a robust city with family supporting jobs. Help this mining business proceed.

Leon Berenschot