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NEW DOMINION CONSTRUCTION INC.
BY JIM HARRIS
NEW DOMINION CONSTRUCTION INC. MOVES FROM LANDFILL CONSTRUCTION TO SUPPORTING THE OIL INDUSTRY WORKING ON THE MARCELLUS SHALE.
FINDING A NEW DOMAIN
Since switching its focus from landfill construction to oil and gas field construction and excavation, New Dominion Construction has spent most of its time building frac water impoundments needed for horizontal oil wells on the Marcellus Shale.
New Dominion Construction Inc. www.ndominion.com 2010 proj. revenue: $15 million Headquarters: McDonald, Pa. Employees: 100 at peak Services: Construction
quality construction happens quickly; you have to get the job done and get it done fast.”
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Michael Pascuzzi, vice president and CFO: “I’ve found the best
ike many companies in the construction industry, New Dominion Construction Inc. struggled after the national recession started in the fall of 2008. However, a strong survival instinct, some close relationships, and a willingness to adapt are helping the company not only stay afloat, but thrive. While New Dominion’s primary business for most of its existence is in the landfill construction industry, the last year has seen it take on projects supporting oil and energy companies working in the Marcellus Shale, Vice President and CFO Michael Pascuzzi says. After the start of the recession, many of New Dominion’s waste hauling customers saw a decline in business as a result of cutbacks and layoffs in the industrial sector, which served as a major source of the waste they carried, Pascuzzi says. “In order for us to survive, we had to adapt,” he adds. Several of the company’s engineering contacts from its landfill construction work helped New Dominion find new work on projects on the Marcellus Shale, he adds. “We have good relationships with the people we work for,” Pascuzzi says. “We had done quality work with these people in the past, and they felt comfortable with us doing work in the oil industry.” Since October 2009, much of New Dominion’s new business has been in building frac water impoundments – typically five-acre ponds that can hold up to 10 million gallons of water – needed for horizontal oil wells on the Marcellus Shale. Major clients include Talisman Energy, a global, diversified upstream oil and gas company headquarted in Canada; and Range Resources, an independent oil and natural gas company also operating in the Southwest. New Dominion is also working on excavation, earthmoving and pipe installation projects on the shale. The transition from landfill construction to supporting the oil industry has been seamless for New Dominion. Many of the materials, methods and machinery the company uses on landfill projects are also used to create the frac water impoundments, Pascuzzi says. While much of its latest work is on the Marcellus Shale, New Dominion has not abandoned the landfill industry, and continues to work with long-standing customers. “We will not turn our back on our landfill customers, we will try to help them,” Pascuzzi adds.
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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010
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Gazelle’s Oilfield Services Ltd.
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