North Dakota’s Roers Construction Inc. has been leading projects in the upper Midwest for more than 30 years. Along with its new affiliate, Roers West LLC, the organization is in position to build on its status as one of the region's top general contractors for many years to come.
As oil and gas extraction continues to boom in North Dakota’s shale plays, oil and gas players aren’t the only companies to benefit. In fact, trickle-down from the industries’ robust expenditures has boosted the state’s economy, with the construction sector taking a big bite out of this oil pie.
Infinity Tool Manufacturing may have started business only three years ago, but the company’s experienced team gives it an edge over the competition. “We have, in our staff, over 150 years of service in the industry,” COO and owner Todd Taylor says, noting that he personally carries more than 25 years of experience.
After growing up in the family business, Jared Graening is now president of GMT Corp., a contract manufacturer based in Waverly, Iowa. As he and his sister, Vice President Darcy Graening Knights, took inventory of the company’s strengths and weaknesses, they realized GMT would need to diversify beyond the agricultural sector to compete in the modern-day marketplace.
There are not many firms that have lasted more than 100 years and become the leaders of their markets, but Gardner Denver Inc.’s Nash Division has beaten the odds, Vice President and General Manager Vince Trupiano says. “[Our] background goes back to the Henry Ford era and Model T days,” he declares.
Eagle Pro Industrial Tools may be new to the U.S. market but that doesn’t mean it’s inexperienced. Since 1996, the Vancouver-based company has manufactured hydraulic tools for industrial applications such as power generation, mining and construction. From its ISO 9001:2008-certified facility, the company has sold to countries in Asia, Europe and to Australia. Historically, its presence in the United States has been sparse, but last year, the company decided to change that.