In this week’s news, STW Energy dives into hydroexcavation, heavy-equipment retailers forecast a strong year ahead.
STW Energy, a subsidiary of STW Resources Holding Corp., announced on Feb. 10 that it is entering into the oil and gas midstream sector by offering hydroexcavation for trench digging and existing pipeline location services.
“Hydroexcavation is, hands down, the safest way to start, maintain or finish a small or large project,” says Joshua Brown, president of STW Energy. “I am very excited to be adding this to my services offered with STW Energy and have been working round the clock to let my current and future customers know it is available by our company.”
STW Energy has been making a push to capture master service agreements to diversify its customer base in the face of recently declining oil prices and increased sales.
Heavy-Equipment Retailers See Strong Year Ahead
Heavy-equipment retailers who attended the Ohio Power Show in Dayton, Ohio, last month see a strong year ahead.
“Right now, we are really busy, and everyone I talk to is busy,” John Cox said in a story by The Columbus Dispatch. Cox is co-owner of R.J. Cox Company, a trailer manufacturer and dealer in Arcanum, Ohio.
The Ohio Power Show drew 200 exhibitors that have equipment used in agriculture, construction and commercial lawn care. Cox says his construction-industry customers are more optimistic than those in other industries he serves.
Rutgers University’s New Facility Geared Toward Engineers
Rutgers University’s School of Engineering is getting a new facility following $10 million in donations to the university foundation, the university announced on Feb. 3.
The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering is expected to be completed in 2017 and will house the School of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as laboratories for advanced manufacturing and environmentally sustainable resources and systems.
Weeks is chairman of Weeks Marine — a marine construction, dredging and tunneling firm that operates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Weeks donated $6 million to the new facility.
Wolosock Elected As President of Deep Foundations Institute
Hayward Baker Inc. announced the election of John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.G.E., as Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) president.
DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academicians and owners who are involved in the deep foundations industry. The membership creates a single voice and common vision for improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations.
DFI has over 3,300 members worldwide.
Wolosick is the director of engineering for Hayward Baker’s Atlanta office. He is responsible for the company’s engineering design and business development support nationwide.