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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