It appears the people at De-Cal Mechanical have one primary goal – to keep growing into the future.
The company, which was founded in 1992, offers a full range of mechanical contracting services including industrial and municipal piping, plumbing and HVAC, and design/build and engineering. In addition to its corporate offices in Warren, Mich., the company also has offices in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Youngstown, Ohio.
In 2006 Colley Andrews, Ken Davidson and Darvin Knapp founded Crescent Consulting LLC and Crescent Services LLC collectively known as Crescent Companies LLC. The companies are headquartered in Oklahoma City. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the oil and gas industry, the founders set out to establish a service company focusing on water management solutions for operators and a consulting company to provide the industry with talented, experienced supervisors.
An advanced-stage exploration company, Continental Gold Ltd. operates on the principle that grade is king. That is why it has worked hard to develop a portfolio of mostly high-grade gold projects in Colombia’s mineral-prolific regions.
“Our properties were previously held by our board chairman, Robert Allen, who came to Colombia in the late 1980s when everyone was fleeing left and right because of the security situation,” President and COO Mark Moseley-Williams says. “He saw an opportunity to acquire mining and exploration licenses. He decided to put together his best properties into a privately held company, with an objective of making it public over time. We went public in April 2010, and it has been a huge success story with some successful properties.”
The Tulsequah project is not a new discovery to the mining industry – it was mined in the 1950s and there has been significant development on the site over the past 15 to 20 years, according to Paul Chawrun, executive vice president of corporate development for Chieftain Metals Inc. But Tulsequah has much more potential, Chawrun notes, and Chieftain Metals plans to explore that to its fullest as part of the company’s growing operations.
Some firms are not always completely open with their clients, but Chatham Steel Corp. succeeds by going in the opposite direction. The firm has built its business by being honest and forthcoming, President Bert Tenenbaum says. “We say what we will do and we do it,” he declares. “We don’t promise something we can’t do.”
To succeed, it is critical for firms to understand clients’ needs and deliver them in a professional, safe and cost-effective manner. Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp. is up to the task, even when clients need more than its own capabilities, General Manager Herb Butler says.
“We’re more than a drilling company,” he says, adding the firm builds drill pads, helicopter pads and trails, and clears land for its current project. “We try to reach out where we can to take as much burden from the client as possible.”
Though it’s had a presence in the mining and energy industries for more than a century, Bramco Inc., the parent company to Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company and Power Equipment Company, is still finding itself on new fronts. Bramco, a large distributor of mining, construction and industrial equipment, purchased the 16-year-old JFT Precision Fabrication and rebranded it under its family of companies as Bramco-MPS (Material Processing Solutions).
It is believed that evolution kicked into high gear when the first animal crawled out of the ocean and onto dry land, and a similar process has been taking place for Blackhawk Specialty Tools of Houston. The company has become a leading provider of premium automated top-drive cement heads since its inception in 2008. Originally, the company’s focus was on equipment for deepwater applications, but COO Jim Martens explains that a major event in 2010 pushed the company inland to the shale industry. The transition has spurred significant development and driven Blackhawk to new heights, he says.