19 SEPTEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® Your Resource for All Things Drilling Adapted from Information by Drilling Equipment Resources Drilling Equipment Resources (DER) is excited and thankful to celebrate its ten-year anniversary this year. Owner and President Derek Anderson started his career as a mechanical design engineer for Ingersoll-Rand Rotary Drill Division July 10, 1995. After close to 17 years with both Ingersoll-Rand and Atlas Copco, as well as various positions in design, marketing, sales, and business development, Derek saw an undeveloped niche in drilling supplies and support. After visiting customers in the field and listening to their needs, he saw an opportunity in the marketplace to supply products, used equipment, and consulting all in one place. Every project is different, and this is what makes the industry exciting. Derek wanted to create a supply and service company that could become a true resource for all things drilling, no matter the application. In the beginning, the company focused mainly on used equipment sales and almost strictly hammers and bits. In 2017, it changed its business model and began stocking supplies. This quickly changed the course of the company’s trajectory. As the company began to grow, it was able to bring on new employees and start training them on all the different tools and products that go into drilling a borehole. Word of mouth and repeat business from loyal customers continues to be the lifeblood of the company. Its mission continues to share knowledge and experience, while helping to make recommendations on the right drilling products for your next job. In 2019, the business established a new branch in Mansfield, Texas. This location is led by Latisha Shipman who is an industry expert in hammers and bits. She and Derek will be providing continuing education classes at the groundwater week event in December. DER is excited to start bit and hammer repair at the Texas location. Another big achievement this year was to secure an active customer in all 50 states! This was a huge accomplishment for the DER Team, building relationships and shipping products all over the country. The company has expanded into three companies to best serve customers. Drilling Equipment Rentals and Drilling Equipment Repairs were launched in 2021 and 2022, to provide equipment rentals and mechanical service and repairs to customers. The company continues to rollout new equipment offerings in its rental fleet including compressors, mud pumps, and mud cleaning equipment. They are close to breaking ground on a new facility that will be positioned on four acres in the Tulsa Metro area. This new facility will serve as headquarters for the three companies and more importantly, offer a more comprehensive warehouse for increased product offerings and a larger repair facility for drilling rigs and compressors. The company is planning to open the new facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in the Fall of 2023. “The future is bright for our company as we learn how to better supply the needs of our drilling customers. Thank you for being part of our story,” said Derek. Drilling Equipment Resources is Your Resource for All Things Drilling. DIR In Memoriam Michael John “Mike” Henry (1957~2022) Michael John “Mike” Henry, of Torch Lake, Michigan, passed unexpectedly on July 7, 2022, after navigating life for a few years post heart surgery and stroke. He graduated from Hemlock High in 1975, and immediately went to work drilling wells in the cold, hard grounds of Minnesota. He would write love letters to his sweetheart Robin back in Michigan to say he was “saving his pennies for the wedding” since she was still in high school. They married just two days after her graduation; and still a teen but with great promise, Mike launched MJ Henry Well Co. in the fall of 1976. He took much pride in drilling water wells, as his father had, with his son John, brother Jimmy, grandson Auggie, nephew and great-nephew Tony and Zachary, as well as Bob Lalonde. There are not enough words to express the magic that will forever be Mike Henry. If he was your friend, you won the lottery. His great charm and charisma were infectious. Being an extraordinary husband and father came effortlessly. Everyone agrees family, laughs, friends, and work were all he cared about. Mike is survived by Robin; son John; daughters Jamie (Joshua) and Kate (Matthew); grandchildren Auggie, Stassi, Emma, Jake, and Rockwell; brother Jimmy, as well as other extended family and too many friends to count. Lest we forget . . .