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BLAKELY CONSTRUCTION CO. INC. BY ALAN DORICH BLAKELY CONSTRUCTION SAYS ITS INTEGRITY AND INNOVATION HAS SET IT APART FROM COMPETITORS FOR A HALF-CENTURY, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. INNOVATIVE INTEGRITY B lakely Construction Co. Inc. is a company that takes steps to ensure its workers avoid any injuries on every project, Vice President Aldo Lotito says. “Safety is really our main priority here, not just a sticker on a truck,” he explains. “If we can’t perform a job safely, we don’t do it.” For example, if employees are assigned a task that they have identified hazards in during the pre-job survey, Blakely Construction encourages employees to not start the job until every hazard can be eliminated. In addition, the company encourages all employees, regardless of seniority, to stop any job they feel uncomfortable performing. The company’s employees who stop jobs are rewarded, no matter the cost. “We watch out for each other,” Lotito asserts. A Growing Firm The Odessa, Texas-based Blakely Construction provides to its clients oilfield maintenance and construction services, including welding and facility construction. The company’s offices are located in Odessa, Fort Stockton, Sundown and Crane, Texas, and soon to follow in Big Spring, Texas. Blakely Construction also works in other states, including Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. Founder James E. Blakely started the company in 1960 with a single pick-up truck and two employees from a Gulf Service Station located at 2nd and Dotsy in Odessa, Lotito says. Blakely Construction celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a staff of approximately 250 workers and high-profile clients such as Chevron Corp., BP, Schlumberger Ltd. and XTO Energy Inc. In addition, the company has grown to provide vessel inspection and repair services. Staying Ahead Blakely Construction also has set itself apart from others by staying innovative, Lotito says. For instance, “We try to stay ahead of our competition by having better equipment,” he says. Lotito notes that one example is the company’s fleet of crane trucks, which feature two-ton trucks with cranes and flatbeds. FALL 2010 Blakely Construction specializes in oilfield maintenance and construction services, such as welding and facility construction for the oil industry for clients such as Chevron and BP The . company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. COMPANY PROFILE Blakely Construction Co. Inc. www.blakelycc.com 2009 sales: $22 million Headquarters: Odessa, Texas Employees: Approximately 250 Service: Oilfield maintenance Aldo Lotito, vice president: “There are so many people that do excellent work around here.” 56 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM and construction http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010
Spillover Effects
Profitable Path to Renewable Energy
Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd.
Elevating Boats LLC
Gazelle’s Oilfield Services Ltd.
International Alliance Group
Lydford Mining Co.
Offshore Inland Marine, Industrial & Oilfield Services
Q.B. Johnson Manufacturing Inc.
Thermo Design Engineering
Western Camp Services Ltd.
Western Copper Corp.
Alberta Welltest Incinerators
Blakely Construction Co. Inc.
Bluewater Constructors Inc.
Energy Fabrication Inc.
OFM Pump Inc.
Lithium Americas Corp.
New Dominion Construction Inc.
Otis Gold
Owen Sound Ledgerock Ltd.
Reagan Equipment Co. Inc.
Swick Mining Services (Canada) Inc.
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Africo Resources Ltd.
American Tank Company Inc.
Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration
Clarkco Oilfield Services Inc.
Energy Fuels Resources Corp.
ESA Renewables LLC
GPR Industries (1994) Ltd.
Helio Resource Corp.
Landdrill International Inc.
Laurel Aggregates Inc.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
NioGold Mining Corp.
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
Phoenix Exploration Co.
Premium Rock Bit Corp.
Queenston Mining Inc.
RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd.
Goldcorp – Red Lake Gold Mines
C-FER Technologies Inc.
Surepoint Group
Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble Inc.
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