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E M I C E N T R A L M AC H I N I N G A N D P U M P R E PA I R THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Masters of Metalwork Central Machining and Pump Repair is seeing a spike in its fabrication and welding business as a result of oil industry growth in the Bakken Shale. Central Machining and Pump Repair provides steel components for the mining industry.. • Minot, N.D. “I think there’s no job we can’t handle, and we are always looking to diversify.” // STEVE BIGELOW, co-owner [ BY JIM HARRIS ] Central Machining and Pump Repair is proud of its ability to offer quality welding and machining services to mining, oil and other companies in the Bakken Shale and elsewhere. PROFILE “If you ask most of our customers, they will tell you the value we offer them really sets us apart,” says Steve Bigelow, who co-owns the Minot, N.D.-based company along with Curt Latendresse. “Solving customers’ high-wear mainte- Central Machining and Pump Repair. | Revenues: $5.5 million HQ: Minot, N.D. | Employees: 35 | Specialty: Machining services nance areas is where we really shine. If the customer isn’t happy and states something isn’t right, we want to be the first ones to know so we can resolve the issue as soon as possible.” The recent increase in unconventional oil and gas exploration and production activity in the Bakken Shale is giving Central Machining plenty of opportunities to demonstrate its capabilities. Several of the oil companies operating in the shale look to Central Machining to fabricate components including flowback system diffusers used in fracking, wellheads and flowback tanks. One major client is Cameron, for whom Central Machining fabricates roughly 25 wellheads a week, Bigelow says. Central Machining’s mining industry offerings include “pretty much anything pertaining to steel” such as steering tubes, spindles, truck boxes and other heavy equipment components. “We can do anything with metal or iron,” he adds. “I think there’s no job we can’t handle, and we are always looking to diversify.” The company operates a 45,000square-foot welding, fabrication and machine shop equipped with CNC and manual mills and lathes, press brakes, shears, vertical and horizontal turning lathes, rolls and a CNC plasma burn 92

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