Despite industry challenges, Shamrock is continuing to grow and expand our areas of operation. In particular, we have seen steady, significant growth in the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas. Presently, Shamrock is partnering with multiple oil and gas companies in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to provide experienced, local production operators. While contract labor continues to be our foundation in that area, we are also looking to grow our other lines of business there as well. Shamrock’s intense focus on safety has been a huge part of our success and growth. I am proud to say that since setting boots on the ground in the North East, our team has been incident and injury free!
Last summer, Shamrock began operations in Wheeling, West Virginia, and we are excited to announce that we have recently opened an office in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Our team in the Marcellus/ Utica Shale area falls under the leadership of Gregory Short, who has been with the Shamrock family for several years, and who’s knowledge and expertise make him an excellent match for this position. Our recruiting specialist, Eric Kilpatrick is based out of West Virginia and comes from a background of sales, recruiting and operations. Since he joined our team last April, Eric has helped Shamrock significantly grow our business opportunities, as well as recruit the best of the local talent in that area. Lucas Pfouts, our Account Manager in the North East region is a native of the Marcellus and Utica Shale area, and brings with him not only experience in the area, but experience servicing our current customers as well. We look forward to growing and strengthening our relationships in that region, and I am confident that Shamrock will continue to pick up steam in the Marcellus and Utica area moving forward.