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CRYSTAL FLASH ENERGY BY KELLY MCCABE Crystal Flash says it takes headaches away from customers by offering clients full-service fuel supply and environmental services and products. CRYSTAL FLASH ENERGY ISN’T JUST A FUEL SUPPLIER – IT PARTNERS WITH CLIENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND TO DEVELOP TAILORED PROGRAMS. SERVICE IN A FLASH A COMPANY PROFILE Crystal Flash Energy www.crystalflash.com HQ: Grand Rapids, Mich. Employees: Approx. 240 Specialty: Fuel supply and environmental services and products Jim Tefft, vice president of operations: “We like to try to tailor programs for a specific industry based on whatever that industry’s needs are.” lthough Michigan-based Crystal Flash Energy operates in three main areas – fuels, environmental services and transportation – the company’s services aren’t as well-defined, because it always is willing to tailor and create new programs for its clients. “We try to specialize in certain niche markets,” says Jim Tefft, vice president of operations. “We like to try to tailor programs for a specific industry based on whatever that industry’s needs are.” For instance, the company’s environmental services group innovated to cater to the national gas compression industry with programs that help operators monitor waste tanks before collecting and processing the products. “They don’t have to worry about their tanks overflowing,” Tefft says. “We provide schedules and monitoring, and we work very well with the operators. It really takes the headache away from them because it’s a full-service program.” The company, which is nearly 80 years old, has been providing environmental services for nearly 30 years, which means it was far ahead of the recent hyper-popularity of environmental friendliness. Crystal Flash’s environmental services also include the collection and processing of used oil, non-hazardous wastewater, anti-freeze and other non-hazardous waste. The company also collects and processes oil filters. The environmental group serves Michigan, northWINTER 2011 112 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011