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E M I M AG N A- S O LU T I O N S L LC THE MARCELLUS SHALE SUMMER 2012 Working in a Hot Business Keeping natural gas rig workers safe in flameresistant clothing proved profitable for MagnaSolutions LLC only six months after its founding. Magna-Solutions LLC offers many different fire-retardant garments at varying price points.. • Cogan Station, Pa. “We have a huge capacity, a great deal of resources, and we can serve our customers in a lot of different ways.” // MICHELE RICHARDSON, CEO [ BY RUSS GAGER ] Riding the Marcellus shale boom in Pennsylvania since its founding only a year and half ago, Magna-Solutions LLC was named the area’s emerging business of the year in 2011 and has become vertically integrated as a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of fire-resistant (FR) clothing and accessories. CEO Michele Richardson has comPROFILE bined her 10 years in the fashion industry in New York with her cousin Andrea Franzen and Andrea’s husband Jay’s oilfield supply industry contacts and real estate holdings. The Magna-Solutions sales team will go anywhere to meet corporate customers and discuss FR gear, and the company plans international expansion from its single store location in Cogan Station, Pa. Magna-Solutions LLC. | Headquarters: Cogan Station, Pa. | Specialty: Flameresistant clothing “We’re not an average mom-and-pop shop,” Richardson emphasizes. MagnaSolutions LLC can handle orders of up to 60,000 pieces monthly for its variety of corporate clients. “We have a huge capacity, a great deal of resources, and we can serve our customers in a lot of different ways,” she stresses. Magna-Solutions has sold products to operations in more than 12 states including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania. The company also is seeking business in the Middle East, the Caribbean and South America, where Richardson believes there is huge potential for growth. OSHA has been concentrating its efforts on enforcement of its regulation that all workers must wear FR clothing, Richardson observes. The quality of fire-resistant clothing varies depending on the price of the garment. “With some brands, the fire retardant is already embedded into the fiber,” Richardson relates. “Other cost friendly garments use a process whereby an FR chemical is applied to the cotton fabric,” Richardson continues. “While this garment is less expensive than other garments we offer, 150

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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