March 26, 2015Wyo-Ben has announced the acquisition of the Thunderstorm line of mud mixing and cleaning systems from Sharewell HDD Drilling Products.
The new division of Wyo-Ben — Thunder Products — will continue manufacturing and operations at the Ponder, Texas-manufacturing facility. Industry veteran Dan Sharpe will remain as president. The Thunderstorm name will be retained, as will the HDD distribution through Vermeer dealers.
The Thunderstorm line includes the Thunderstorm I and Thunderstorm II and the soon-to-be-released Thunderstorm III. These units are designed to go with HDD rigs from 250,000-lb drills and down, as well as various sizes of water well and geo-thermal drills. Each unit has a corresponding Pit Pump designed and built at the Ponder facility, ranging from 1,000 gpm to 150 gpm. Each system is designed to be the best mud recycler in its class.
“We are pleased to have the Thunderstorm team join Wyo-Ben under the Thunder Products Division. We are committed to continuing and expanding the innovative mud systems solutions that Thunderstorm is known for in the HDD drilling industry,” said Wyo-Ben president and CEO David Brown.