Source: HDD and StraightLine HDD Agree to Merge

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Together, Source: HDD, Inc. Vice President of Sales, Jay Cary (left) and President Joe Phillips (right) have over three decades of technical knowledge and HDD field experience.

Source: HDD Inc. and StraightLine HDD have announced a merger agreement to create a leader in HDD equipment and down-hole tooling.  The new Source: HDD will offer customers the ability to purchase used rigs, new down-hole tooling, and a variety of additional value-added HDD services, including equipment brokering.

The new business alliance will continue to operate from two buildings, both located in the Yoder Industrial Park with an expansive 120,000 sq ft. The merged company plans to maintain its current skilled staff of 75.

StraightLine HDD president Joe Phillips will also serve as president of the new Source: HDD Inc. Current Source: HDD Inc. managing director Jay Cary will exchange his title for vice president of sales, lending his expertise to both divisions.

“This move comes at a time when the marketplace is demanding greater value from suppliers. Joining our companies offers the most benefit to our customers by creating a central point of focus on their success,” said Phillips. “Through the last three decades we have worked with contractors to procure equipment or manufacture goods needed to run successful HDD operations. Taking a ready-to-work approach will provide a better way of doing business for our customers. We look forward to applying our three decades of knowledge into a world class experience for our customers.”

“In addition to the clear strategic benefits of combining two highly complementary organizations and product offerings, we can create substantial value through cost structure improvements and access new growth opportunities,” said Jay Cary, “This move will allow us to have a more diverse offering. It will also allow us to buy, sell and trade equipment and custom tooling to our customers. Fully leveraging our experience and applying it to our customer needs will be an essential ingredient.”

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Source: HDD’s 43,000-sq ft facility located in Hutchinson, Kan.

Company owner Don Cary added, “At a particularly competitive time in the HDD industry, this combination creates a totally new kind of company – one that’s laser focused on using our decades of knowledge and experience to help our partners succeed in a, “do more with less,” business environment. With this move, we are offering something that is unique in the marketplace, which has a proven value proposition.”

Under the terms of the agreement, the merged company will begin to transition operations immediately.  The complete story can be found by clicking www.readytoworkhdd.com

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