For small companies, a big play is all they need. “I can tell you this project is large enough,” Primary Petroleum President, CEO and founder Mike Marrandino declares. “It’s going to garner all our attention for the foreseeable future because of the size of our company. It’s a very big project. We’re fully focused on the U.S. side.
From its location at 10,000 feet above sea level, Poderosa sits on a gold mine, literally. Compañía Minera Poderosa S.A is celebrating 32 years operating in the district of Pataz in Peru. Despite great fluctuations in gold prices over the years, Poderosa has been able to maintain steady growth, develop its workforce and continue its plan to improve the environment around the company’s mines and the well-being of the neighboring communities.
From its headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, Peak Oilfield Service Co. provides quality, affordable construction, maintenance, industrial cleaning, power generation and transportation services to resource development companies. Peak relies on its team of craftsmen, technical expertise, top-notch equipment and a focus on safety and the environment to meet customer needs at any given job site.
Orosur Mining Inc. (OMI) may be a junior company by definition, but its revenue shows otherwise. Operating the only gold-producing mine in Uruguay, earning $75 million in revenue per year and managing an exploration portfolio of high-quality assets in Chile and Uruguay, OMI performs at a level more akin to that of a major producer. Its biggest assets are the established San Gregorio operation in Uruguay and newer acquisitions in Chile – Pantanillo, Anillo and Talca.
National Pump Co. is taking advantage of the distribution and manufacturing capabilities of its holding company to expand its footprint worldwide.
The Glendale, Ariz.-based company's acquisition in 2010 by international manufacturer Gorman-Rupp Co. greatly increased the company's growth potential and secured its future, says President Roger Jeschke, one of the company’s former owners.
For nearly 25 years, Miner Elastomer Products Corp. (MEPC) has offered unique mining products, Director of Sales and Marketing Terry Koehn says. "Nobody else has been able to successfully develop TecsPak® Technology the way we have," he asserts.
Based in Geneva, Ill., MEPC manufactures mining-related equipment including mining truck suspensions, heavy duty pads, shovel components, sucker rod cushions and blast hole roller bearings, among other products. The parent company's history goes back to 1894, when W.H. Miner founded Miner Enterprises after developing a draft gear to cushion the impact between rail cars.
It’s not every type of clay that can be used for the high-quality cat litter produced by MFM Industries, Inc. – it is calcium montmorillonite. “It is a very absorptive clay,” explains Elliott Mallard, MFM Industries president and CEO. “You can take this clay and stick it to your tongue and have to physically yank it off your tongue – it’s that absorbent. This type of clay will absorb water, but it fractures like glass.”
McElroy Manufacturing has come a long way since it was founded in a small garage in 1954. Today, it designs, manufactures and markets what is arguably the most complete line of fusion equipment in the industry while also setting the standard for fintube machines. All of this is due to the company’s history with design and ability to engineer custom machines.
“We are a boutique specialty equipment manufacturing business with two primary product lines,” President and CEO Chip McElroy says. “Our overall specialty is our ability to offer remarkable solutions to our customers.”