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E M I J. KOSKI CO. THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Following the Bakken Boom Oil pad builder J. Koski Co. says it is pleased with its recent move into North Dakota to serve clients in the Bakken Shale. J. Koski Co. strives to ready at a moment's notice for its clients. • Superior, Wis. “Things are happening so fast that you have to be ready to go at a moment’s notice to service and satisfy our customers’ needs.” // DWAIN MANSFIELD, North Dakota manager [ BY ALAN DORICH ] The oil industry can be an intense, difficult business where the needs of customers can change at the drop of a dime. J. Koski Co. has excelled at operating under those conditions in the PROFILE Bakken Shale, North Dakota Manager Dwain Mansfield says. “It’s tough here now to formulate any kind of schedule,” he admits. “Things are happening so fast that you have to be ready to go at a moment’s notice to serv- J. Koski Co.. | 2011 revenues: More than $40 million | HQ: Superior, Wis. Employees: 100 | Service: Oil pad construction, maintenance and right-of-way clearing and maintenance ice and satisfy our customers’ needs. We’ve grown our business that way.” President and founder John Koski launched the Superior, Wis.-based business in 1995 as a logging company. At the time, the company was one of the larger logging companies in the state, Mansfield says. In 2005, J. Koski Co. developed a connection to oil companies when it began adapting equipment to work with pipelines. “That’s how they got started into the energy end of things,” Mansfield says, adding that the company moved out of the logging industry when it became more difficult to operate in due to intense competition and falling market prices for timber products. Today, J. Koski Co. provides oil well pad construction and maintenance. “They’ve been in the energy [sector] in Minnesota and its neighbor states since 2005,” Mansfield says. In 2011, the APi Group Inc. purchased J. Koski co., placing it in its portfolio of construction and life safety firms in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. In addition, Mansfield says, J. Koski Co. joined forces with Jamar Co., 74

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