MinExpo 2016 sprawled across the massive Las Vegas Convention Center in late September. Schramm’s distinctive red stuck out on the edge of the Silver Lot. Schramm in Las Vegas rolled out its new Fury 130 hydraulic rig and also unveiled a new strategic supply chain partnership with DNOW L.P. The Fury 130 aims at customers in the large-diameter water management and exploration drilling arenas. The new partnership introduces the RigPAC, a warehouse in a box concept. RigPACs, which are about the size of a shipping container, can smooth out tooling and part needs for clusters of rigs working in the same region, and operate like an RFID-enabled vending machines.
National Driller stopped by the company's MinExpo 2016 booth see the new rig in person and to talk with Michael Dynan, vice president for portfolio and strategic development at the West Chester, Pa.-based rig maker. The conversation ranged from getting Schramm’s core competencies right to the current state of the industry to the future of the company.