Major Pipeline offers customers different options in managing their gas supply, from daily gas accounting to comprehensive balancing services. Gas accounting is based on the actual gas flow.
JERALD (JERRY) RUSHMORE, the founder of Major Pipeline L.L.C. received a B.S. Business degree from Ferris State College in 1968 and began his career in the energy field with Michigan Consolidated Gas that same year. Over the 20 year career at MichCon, Jerry served in various capacities including: Field Engineer, Construction Superintendent, Director of Construction Activities, General Manager of Utility Operations, and Director of Production, Transmission and Storage. During this period, Mr. Rushmore directed a work force of up to 370 employees.
In 1985, Mr. Rushmore accepted the position of President of Energy Production Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – and later that year – started what is now known as Major Pipeline L.L.C. In 1987, while fostering the development of Major Pipeline, Jerry also served as Senior Vice President for Consolidated Fuel Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and was a minority owner of that company. Consolidated Fuel Corporation was a Natural Gas Marketing firm with offices throughout the United States. Consolidated Fuel Corporation was acquired in 1992, prompting Mr. Rushmore to devote his full efforts to expanding the scope and development of Major Pipeline.
In starting and developing the concept of Major Pipeline (a pure Mid-Stream company before the “Mid-Stream” Industry had ever been coined), the goal was to use our expertise to build and operate facilities in the Natural Gas business. Due in large part to Jerry’s long career and substantial knowledge of the industry, this has proven to be a successful strategy.
Mr. Rushmore resides in Ada, Michigan with his wife.
KURT RUSHMORE joined Major Pipeline in the spring of 1991. Mr. Rushmore currently serves as the Vice President of Major Pipeline, overseeing all aspects of development, construction, operations and administration. For years he has served Major Pipeline in a variety of rolls, from On Location Project Management, to Procurement, to Regulatory Compliance, to Project Analysis. Mr. Rushmore was educated at Grand Valley State University (1989). Mr. Rushmore has worked on Pipeline Construction Projects in Michigan, Wyoming, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. He has worked on Project Development in Indiana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Illinois as well.
Mr. Rushmore has also been involved in the development, construction and operation of carbon dioxide removal facilities in Northern Michigan. He was the first Project Manager in the State of Michigan to construct a high pressure CO2 delivery pipeline for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery. Mr. Rushmore has been responsible for the construction of hundreds of miles of pipeline, ranging from 24″ to 2″ in diameter. He has directed HDD crossings of the Powder River in Wyoming, the Jordan River in Michigan, and I-75, just to name a few. He has been responsible for construction through various wetlands, significant historic locations, and residential areas.
Mr. Rushmore resides in East Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and two sons.