Mass. Company's Bet on Shale Revolution Paying Off

Rigzone: Shale plays are commonly associated with places like Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania, but not Massachusetts. How is shale development benefiting a "non-energy state" like yours?

Weinstein: Fracking has directly secured much needed work in a state with job-depressing policies. Beyond medicine and education, Massachusetts is hurting to attract new business. Manufacturing used to be an iconic industry for the state. The need to responsibly protect local communities while fracking has allowed us to keep our people working – and provide more opportunity in Massachusetts.

Rigzone: What's next for your company? Any plans to branch out into other industries?

Weinstein: Athletic field tarps, automotive containment and any other containment application that calls for durability and aesthetics.


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Nick Byrne  |  June 22, 2014
I think if more companies that employ "civilians", or people who are not directly employed in the oil & gas industry, would work with and for us such as this Mass. company, instead of against us, there is no telling where the American economy would go from here. We all need to pitch in and work TOGETHER, and against the people who would destroy our country.
d.blassingame  |  June 19, 2014
I love this article! Something good for Mass, coming out of Oil & Gas. My son lives there and you can imagine our weekend discussions. Clean energy vs chemical & O/G, especially with the TX home in the Ship Channel area. This connects us again to a good feeling.

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