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Shale Provides New Business Opportunities in Western Pa.

Fri December 03, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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PIRTEK Monroeville’s Mobile Sales and Service Technicians, Bill Harper and Don Gudenburr put the finishing touches on Nomac’s rig for Chesapeake Energy.
PIRTEK Monroeville’s Mobile Sales and Service Technicians, Bill Harper and Don Gudenburr put the finishing touches on Nomac’s rig for Chesapeake Energy.
PIRTEK Monroeville’s Mobile Sales and Service Technicians, Bill Harper and Don Gudenburr put the finishing touches on Nomac’s rig for Chesapeake Energy. Blue Mountain Equipment Rental Corporation supplies a variety of needed equipment for the drill sites including these pumps to fill the holding ponds for reclamation purposes.

There is a buzz or rather a rumble in Western Pennsylvania. For years local citizens became accustomed to being part of the rust belt. Job loss became the new normal before unemployment grew throughout the rest of the United States. But the energy gods parted the clouds and provided the region with Marcellus Shale.

It has been stated that Western Pennsylvania holds the largest known deposits of clean burning natural gas in the world. Local landowners are benefiting, the state’s economy is growing its tax base all the while supplying clean energy for the country. Because of the size and scope of the many drilling sites, environmental issues is a number one priority. Guiding Principals have been instituted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition. PIRTEK Monroeville is following the OSHA regulations when manufacturing hoses on site.

PIRTEK Monroeville has been busy meeting the needs of a variety of new businesses flooding the area over the past three years. The service company, travels with GPS mounted in each van to farm lands and ridges deep in mountain passes providing many “tool pushers” with the needed hydraulic hose to keep their drill rig running and minimizing their downtime.

Besides the actual drilling companies in the area, there are many support services that benefit. Contractors prepping the drill sites, asphalt companies paving back farm roads to enable the heavy equipment to enter, rental equipment transporting needed apparatus, holding pond and pipeline erection are providing construction companies new diverse opportunities. Multiple suppliers of industrial supplies and tools of every description are establishing store fronts and explosion of hydraulic hose suppliers are all sharing in the natural gas pie.

PIRTEK Monroeville’s five vans roll to job sites with an entire hose shop on site and are able to customize the customer’s hydraulic needs immediately. Its mobile sales and service technicians are trained in safety certification and stock the vans with mandatory safety items required by OSHA.