WorldWide Drilling Resource

6 JULY 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® There are a lot of mergers, acquisitions, sales, you name it of long-standing, upstanding businesses these days. Reasons? There are plenty, but most are because those great businesses have been put up against larger businesses who can purchase at LARGE QUANTITY discounts and the little guy/gal just can’t afford to take all his/her ready cash (or even borrowed cash) and purchase enough to get that discount. Why? It’s simple math. If you buy enough to get a discount, you have to spend the money NOW, and you just might not have enough to pay for something else, quite possibly like help (your employees); or electricity to keep the lights on; or even now fuel to keep your salespeople traveling to sell that stuff you bought at a discount. Did you really save anything by buying in bulk? But it all boils down to the “almighty dollar” or nowadays quite possibly that “almighty bitcoin”, or whatever you want to call them. AND get a load of this. Some people actually DRIVE 20 - 30 - 50 - miles to save a nickel on gas. Seriously? So, let’s all get our heads on straight. Support those who have been around for you and went out of their way to do something for you when you needed help. Start back buying from them, calling on them for your service needs, and just checking with them now and again. The rewards to YOU are countless. We are losing sight of what is most important. I think you need a break ~~~~ Get ready to have some real fun in Sandestin, Miramar Beach, FLORIDA, this October 18th - 20th. We will be welcoming you with open arms to this, our Third Annual WorldWide DownHome DrillFest™. Yes, it has moved, and we believe you will enjoy the venue and the area. The rooms overlook the water, pool, and the beautiful resort - oops and all those great golf courses. They are actually condo-type. Say you like fishing - best fishing around in the sunny state of Florida. Look inside for attendee forms - and if you are a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or work for one of these companies, just go to and click on the palms. Where deals are made every day.™ 850-547-0102 k Piling k Mining k Blasting k Utility k Environmental k Geothermal k Oil & Gas k Farming k Irrigation k Wastewater k Water Well k and more . . . Doc’s Buyers’ Guide for Drillers™ The only magazine ~Covering the World of Drilling~ SUBSCRIBE NOW BUY - SELL - TRADE k Construction k Exploration k Foundation k Geotech k Roads-Bridges 850-547-0102 Blasthole Water Mining Mi g Construction Gas & Oil s O Exploration r Geotechnical c Environmental vir n al Geothermal h m l Directional c i Classified Ads Not Just For Drilling ~ i d Ads Equipment for all types of : See you on the trail . . . NEXT TO ~ AUGUST is vacation time for most ~ BUT - watch for our next “on the trail adventure” where the WWDR Teamwill welcome you with Solid Gold Service and a SMILE!! With Pen - Computer in hand . . . Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones, 850-547-0102 Proudly Made in the United States of America - delivered WorldWide! WorldWide Drilling Resource WorldWide Drilling Resource® The complete magazine for the drilling industry worldwide, owned by drilling industry associates dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date technology and information to subscribers. Covering construction-geotechnical, directional, environmental, explorationblasthole, shallow gas & oil, geothermal, mining, water well, irrigation, wastewater; from bits, to pumps, to rigs, to tanks, through wire, and more - whatever it takes to get the drilling job completed! Managing Publisher/CEO/President: Veronica I. “Ronnie” Jones Vice President: Troy Cunningham Chief Marketing Officer: Ed Moranski Office Administrator: Michele Stevens Editor: Bonnie Love Associate Editor: Amy White Public Relations Professional: Jan Allen Public Relations Professional: Linda Peterson Representative: Marie Cunningham Editorial Contributors for this month Mark Battersby Tim Connor Thomas Kwader Ron Peterson “Billy Bob Smith” Britt Storkson Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. Hyd/Eng Consultant: Thomas Kwader, Ph.D.,P.G. Consultant: Mary Ann Pelletier *Editorial contributions & advertisements include statements of fact and opinions that are the sole responsibility of the author and/or companies and do not necessarily imply any opinion of the owners, management, or staff of WorldWide Drilling Resource®. Images may have been altered for clarity. Complete advertising information may be found at: or by calling 850-547-0102. 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