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E M I COLUMBUS CASTINGS FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 The Big Goal As the largest steel foundry in North America, Columbus Castings is moving steel like nobody’s business for some of the biggest names in business. • Columbus, Ohio Columbus Castings President Richard Ruebusch brought. 14 years of foundry experience to his current position.. “Our goal is simple. It’s to be the best large steel casting company in the world.” // RICHARD RUEBUSCH, president It seemed like a good idea at the time — ship work overseas where labor was cheap and manufacture products at less cost in order to be more competitive in the marketplace. And for a number of PROFILE Columbus Castings. | Revenues: $150 million | HQ: Columbus, Ohio | Employees: 900 Specialty: Steel castings years, it was the popular choice. A choice ings like the ones produced by Columbus that hurt American industry, weakened Castings presented two other major the U.S. economy and eliminated jobs. drawbacks: But there was a flip side to it. • It was expensive — and the high Shipping jobs overseas meant a loss of shipping costs considerably repersonal touch. You couldn’t assure your duced profit margins; customer of quality workmanship be• It took a long time — between 12 to cause you had no control over it. In fact, 14 weeks. A serious disadvantage you had no idea of the qualifications or for the fast-paced and unforgiving even the identities of those doing the competitive market of American work. And shipping massive steel castbusiness; 152

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