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E M I M T R I G M AT L L C THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 • Ronan, Mont. “We build a superior product for a lower price and use a skilled and motivated labor force to get it there faster.” // TRAVIS JORDAN, owner and president MT Rigmat has seen its level of activity increase sharply in the last few years.. Custom Order MT Rigmat LLC relies on the experience of its workforce in Ronan, Mont., to deliver quality rig mats to the oil and natural gas industry. [ BY BRIAN SALGADO ] When the construction industry took a turn for the worse three years ago, Travis Jordan and many of his peers throughout Montana found themselves scrambling for new careers. Their opPROFILE tions were to take on low-paying jobs and hope to make ends meet until the construction sector returned to normal, or set out on a new frontier. After calling countless friends and family members, Jordan found his an- MT Rigmat LLC. | Projected 2012 revenues: $1 million Headquarters: Ronan, Mont. | Employees: 6 | Specialty: Rig mats swer in Matco Manufacturing Ltd. – a Grand Prairie, Alberta-based manufacturer of oil rig mats and camp mats that primarily serves clients in the Alberta oil sands. The company told Jordan about the calls it regularly fielded to deliver its customized rig mats to operators throughout the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana. Rob Hoag and Garth Isaac are two Matco Manufacturing owners that helped Jordan get started. At the time, the inquiry calls were occasional, and orders were for standard rig mats rather than custom ones. However, Hoag encouraged Jordan to launch MT Rigmats LLC. Matco helped the process by referring its Bakken shale customers to the new manufacturer in Ronan, Mont., trained its employees on how to manufacture mats and offered Jordan its support in every way imaginable. “Hoag has helped me with pricing and bidding projects, along with market insights and industry information from 10 years of experience,” Jordan says. “Also, he helped with pricing and sourcing raw materials, and has referred customers and orders to us that we would not have gotten otherwise.” 100

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012