I started in this industry in 1975 with a manufacturer of drill string components, including drill rods, subs, stabilizers, etc. We made products for rig manufacturers according to their drawings, as well as for distributors and drilling companies. We made a good product … but we were just manufacturers. We copied. We did not engineer. We did little innovation.
Today, I want to talk about a company that was innovative and designed many of the tools we still use. Perhaps it was the last of its kind.