What economists predicted at the beginning of the recession has indeed happened. The world is adjusting to a “new normal,” which, for the business world, has evolved into “right-sizing” and scaling back. The economy also has breathed new life into old concepts. Continuous improvement models and lean management principles are being dissected, applied and perfected every day, as is the automation and standardization of electrical and mechanical processes.
As one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, Dominion Resources Inc. has a portfolio that includes approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Through its natural gas division, Dominion Energy, the Richmond, Va.-based company manages 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, as well as 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity throughout the Appalachian region.
Family owned and managed, Chief Petroleum inspires loyalty in both its customers and employees by delivering on its promises with reliable quality fuel and lubricants delivered by experienced drivers. Colorado Springs-based Chief Petroleum hauls 8,500-gallon tankers of jet fuel or avgas throughout Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah and sometimes New Mexico. The company also provides direct fueling and lubricant products in Colorado Springs and areas east to Peyton and Ellicott, Colo., and some locations south to Pueblo, Colo.
As long as exploration companies continue to drill for oil and gas throughout the United States – whether it is in the shale formations throughout the land-bound states or through offshore plays – ASAP Industries will have products ready to deliver for their specific needs. Since 2001, ASAP Industries has remained nimble enough to cater to the booming markets as quickly as the work becomes available while providing the follow-up maintenance service that keeps clients loyal to the company.
Of all of the lessons William Lee Emick learned over his 30 years working his way up in the construction industry, there is one that has made perhaps the biggest difference. “That lesson is never forget who is in the field day after day carrying your company name,” says Emick, CEO and owner of Appellation Pre Fab LLC (APF).
There are many companies in the drilling industry that can be described as “jack of all trades, master of none.” In their attempts to be all things to all customers, many of these companies lose focus on their core competencies and ultimately their services suffer. With every additional service these companies offer, the things they truly excel at are pushed further into the background.
For the last decade, Alaskan Energy Resources Inc. (AER) has grown from a regionally focused supplier in the Alaskan oil and gas industry into a full service “point of contact” for the products and services required to drill and complete wells in remote and environmentally challenging locations. Today, the company, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, with a sales office in Denver and operations offices in North Dakota, is poised to bring the same support to the mining industry throughout Alaska and additional locations.
As a premier manufacturer of sucker rods, pony rods, polished rods, rod couplings, rod lubricant, pup joints and sinker bars for artificial lift and traditional beam pumping systems in oil wells, Upco Inc. continues to raise the industry bar on quality and consistency, which President Bill Ridenour says is already unmatched by its competitors.