Robeson Community College

Investments by Piedmont Natural Gas & Matrix Service totals over $100,000

Today, Piedmont Natural Gas presented a check for $100,000 and Matrix Service gave $10,000 to Robeson Community College and the Robeson Community College Foundation as an investment into student scholarships and program expansion.

The Piedmont Natural Gas $100,000 investment will be used to fund scholarships in Industrial Technology, Welding, and HVAC.

“It’s important to us to be a good neighbor in the communities where we do business and where our employees live,” said Amy Presson, Piedmont Natural Gas general manager, major projects. “Funding these scholarships enables local students to learn valuable skills to work on projects like our natural gas storage facility and go on to have lucrative careers in construction or industrial operations.” 

In addition to Piedmont Natural Gas’ investment, Matrix System pledged an investment of $10,000 and welding equipment to benefit the welding students and the expansion of the welding program.

The Piedmont Natural Gas Industrial Technologies Scholarship and the Matrix Service Scholarship will impact more than 20 students a semester. This partnership will strengthen Robeson Community College’s industry relationships and enhance the scholastic endeavors of Industrial Technologies Students.

For direct questions, please contact Rebekah Lowry, Director of Robeson Community College Foundation and Development at or call 910-272-3235. 

About Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company also supplies natural gas to power plants. Piedmont is routinely recognized by J.D. Power for excellent customer satisfaction and has been named by Cogent Reports as one of the most trusted utility brands in the U.S.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

About Matrix Service Inc.

Founded in 1984, Matrix Service Inc. is a subsidiary of Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) which, together with Matrix Service Company’s other subsidiaries — Matrix NAC, Matrix PDM Engineering and Matrix Applied Technologies — designs, builds and maintains infrastructure critical to North America’s energy and industrial markets. Matrix Service Company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma with subsidiary offices located throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Sydney, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea. To learn more about Matrix Service Inc. visit To learn more about Matrix Service Company visit

Dr. Gold accepting check from Piedmont and Matrix Services

Dr. Gold accepting check from Piedmont and Matrix Services
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