WorldWide Drilling Resource®

13 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® FEBRUARY 2020 Watson, Inc. Continues Family-Owned Business Watson, Inc., home to Watson Drill Rigs, proudly announced they are once again a 100% U.S. family-owned business. Doug and David Watson recently repurchased the portion of the company which was sold to Trevi Group, regaining full ownership of the company. Although management over the last ten years has always been in the hands of the Watsons, restoring full, private, family ownership ensures customers will continue to benefit from American manufactured equipment. Made in America and owned by Watson once again and forevermore. The company was founded in 1923, in Fort Worth, Texas, by Verne Watson. Four generations of Watson family members have continued the tradition of providing the most dependable, versatile, and productive hydraulic and mechanical drill rigs for the foundation drilling industry. The Watson family wants to issue a heartfelt thank-you to all the customers who made this possible through their dedication to Watson Drill Rigs. WHO’S IN THE NEWS The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the retirement of Pat Monroe at the end of 2019. For more than 40 years, Pat was a member of AEM’s public relations (PR) department where she worked tirelessly to promote the industry as a PR leader and writer for the AEM, while also serving as the association’s unofficial historian. Breaking News Additional announcements from the Water Well Trust, Danos, and the Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust, are located in our online issue at: Send your Who’s in the News to: