19 JULY 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® www.starironworks.com SERVING THE WATER WELL INDUSTRY Serving the Drilling Industry 257 Caroline Street Punxsutawney, PA 15767 800-927-0560 • 814-427-2555 Fax: 814-427-5164 Booth 812 Tri-State Rig Mixer by Ed Moranski, Chief Marketing Officer WorldWide Drilling Resource® The Empire StateWater Well DrillersAssociation (ESWWDA) trade show in January was cancelled again; the New England Water Well Association also cancelled their March expo. We needed to get together. It was not Las Vegas or Nashville, but the village of Montgomery, New York, where Ricky Tompkins of Reliable Pump and Well Services hosted a gathering of drilling professionals for ESWWDA’s spring meeting. Despite the overcast skies and cold temperatures, many turned out on April 1st, for the first Tri-State Rig Mixer held at Ricky’s shop. Many rigs were set up in the parking lot, along with tabletop displays inside the main garage. The intermittent rain did not dampen spirits - there was plenty of meeting, greeting, and storytelling. Vendors provided information on their services and products. It was nice to see familiar faces and attendees from many of the surrounding states. It was a successful and enjoyable gathering thanks to Ricky for taking on the challenge of hosting.