Tulsa Rig Iron (TRI) celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a luncheon on Sept. 20 at its facility in Kiefer, OK. Terry Flynn, vice president of sales and marketing, said that “with so many acquisitions and mergers in our industry, it is a great benchmark that a company checks the 30 year box.”
The company was founded in September 1987 by J.D. Young, and was originally a full-line manufacturer/supplier to the horizontal directional drilling industry. After J.D.’s sudden passing in 2004, sons Trevor and Troy Young took the company helm and started the process of consolidating product lines and streamlining manufacturing processes.
“We now focus on manufacturing world-class mud pumps, mud recycling systems and hydrostatic test pump packages,” Flynn explained. “Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located on 40 acres just southwest of Tulsa.”
Trevor Young, president, observed that “to think that the company is now 30-years-old and to realize our dad (J.D. Young) has been gone almost 14 years now, meaning Troy and I have been guiding the company for almost as long as our dad – is a very surreal realization. We were pleasantly surprised to have so many former employees attend our celebration. It meant a lot to us for them to take time out of their busy schedules to come back and see how things have changed since they were last here.
“We would also like to thank all of our customers, current employees and former employees, because without them none of this would have been possible,” he stressed.
“What a difference 30 years makes,” said Troy Young, vice president. “Tulsa Rig Iron comes from very humble beginnings and lots of hard work. I was a 14-year old boy 30 years ago, but remember it like it was yesterday. Many thanks to J.D. for building the foundation our company stands on today.
“TRI continues to build and improve our equipment so that we can bring the best product to our customers. I’m amazed at where we are today and give credit and thanks to all of our dedicated employees and customers who have supported TRI and gotten us to the 30-year mark.”
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Tulsa Rig Iron, (918) 321-3330, tulsarigiron.com