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Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Inaugural Expo Succesfully Opens

Thu May 24, 2012 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Ohio CAT’s Alan Rhodes, Rich Egnot, Bill Kuhar, Tom Seefried, Jim Harris, and Chuck Voorhees are eager to discuss Caterpillar equipment.
(L-R): Ohio CAT’s Alan Rhodes, Rich Egnot, Bill Kuhar, Tom Seefried, Jim Harris, and Chuck Voorhees are eager to discuss Caterpillar equipment.
(L-R): Ohio CAT’s Alan Rhodes, Rich Egnot, Bill Kuhar, Tom Seefried, Jim Harris, and Chuck Voorhees are eager to discuss Caterpillar equipment. Mark McNabb (L) and Tom Estep of Bridgeport Equipment & Tool like what they see at the expo. Reco Equipment’s Dave Totterdale (L) and Mark Duvall welcome attendees to their company’s equipment display. Precision Laser & Instrument’s Doug Kotnik (L) and Mike Painter discuss the latest in new laser and GPS technologies. (L-R): Highway Equipment Company’s Al Springer and Bob Bowers are joined by Rich Steinbrenner, district manager of Allied Construction Products. (L-R): Scott Putnam, Alex Paris and Andy Miller of Alex E. Paris Contracting Company are ready to share their knowledge of oil and gas field services. JMW Companies’ Mike Slutz is on hand to discuss construction and trucking and custom fabrication solutions.

The inaugural Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo opened with an evening reception on April 24 followed by a day-long event April 25 at the Belmont County Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The expo featured more than 150 vendors exhibiting equipment, products and services in indoor tabletop displays and an outdoor equipment display area.

The event included educational conferences sessions such as an Ohio oil and gas industry overview conducted by Ohio Oil & Gas Association Treasurer Dave Hill, and talks by Christopher J. Perry, program manager, Energy Resource Group, Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Geological Survey, and Robert Chase, Marietta College, Petroleum Engineering. The conferences closed with an update on Ohio’s oil and gas industry provided by Kristy Hawthorne, director of member services and small business development along with Steve Schumacher of the Ohio State University Extension.

The Expo offered an opportunity for local and national companies to meet and interact with decision makers in the developing Utica and Marcellus supply chain. The event was free and open to the public and drew attendees from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia involved with the extraction of energy resources from the Marcellus and Utica shale gas and oil reserves.

The Carnes Center also will serve as the location for the Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Career Expo scheduled for June 20. To learn more, please visit www.ohiovalleycareerexpo.com.4