Step out of your comfort zone and seek new opportunities for growth and development.

Reaching out to a new customer base or expanding your menu of services is never easy, but it can be rewarding and can help your business grow.

Likewise, taking over a new publication presents its fair share of challenges, but it too is rewarding and presents new opportunities. This is my first issue at the helm of Gas, Oil and Mining Contractor, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of putting together an engaging publication that keeps you informed on the people, services and equipment that are driving this industry forward. While I'm just stepping into GOMC, I'm not new to COLE Publishing; I have been editor of Cleaner since September 2011 and Municipal Sewer & Water since January 2012.

I've worked with several Cleaner contractors who provide services to gas, oil and mining companies, and I'm excited to follow those contractors into this market. It's new territory, but in many ways, it's just an extension of what I've been doing for the past year and a half at COLE.

In this issue, you'll read about Tilley Pressure Test, a company that started out small but has quickly built their business into a trusted pressure testing operation for oilfield iron, with 10 locations in four states. The Oklahoma-based company has ballooned from two employees to 180, and has experienced an annual revenue growth rate of almost 1,600 percent — yes, almost 1,600 percent — over the past decade.

In the coming months we'll have features on Express Energy Services, a company that has created its own school to educate employees on everything from proper safety precautions and practices to well testing. We'll also be profiling G2G in Williston, N.D., a company that brings mobile units to drilling sites to capture gases between the well and flares. Those gases, which would otherwise be lost, are then piped to large holding tanks, adding value to the oil company and the landowner.

TWI Oilfield Fabrication of Rifle, Colo., will be featured in our July issue. The company provides mobile thermal soil remediation to gas, oil and mining sites to remove inorganics from drill cuttings, for which there is currently a huge demand. The remediation unit heats contaminated soil to burn off hydrocarbons and other
inorganics, while releasing no harmful emissions into the air.

These stories were all in the works before I took the reins, and what I'm really looking forward to is working with you to continue developing stories that highlight people and companies whose stories can help you build and grow your own businesses, because that's what it's all about.

If you have a story to tell or would like to talk about the magazine, please feel free to email me at I look forward to hearing from you.
Enjoy this month's issue.

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