Pipeline – 157 Years Ago

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  August 27, 1859 Oil struck in Titusville, PA Edwin Drake struck oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania, becoming the first American to successfully drill a commercial oil well. Amidst onlookers and hecklers calling the effort “Drake’s Folly,” Drake’s crew drilled to a depth of 69.5 feet before reaching a crevice. The following day, oil was found […]

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Pig Poo Power – Part 2

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It wasn’t that long ago that we’ve discussed the radical idea of generating natural gas from pig poo, and piping it directly to customers. Well, the power company Duke Energy is now going hog wild with the idea and started working intensively on its development. The company has announced its plan to buy gas made […]

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Pipeline – 119 Years Ago

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August 21, 1897 The Growth of the auto industry contributes to the growth of the oil industry Contributions towards the Pipeline – 119 years ago: Olds Motor Works, which later became Oldsmobile, was founded by Ransom Eli Olds. According to the R.E. Olds Foundation, he “is considered by many to be the founder of the […]

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Pipeline – 68 Years Ago

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August 14, 1942 Providing fuel from Britain to the Allied forces in France On the Pipeline – 68 years ago: Production began on the Pipe-Lines Under the Ocean Project, otherwise known as “Operation Pluto,” with the aim of constructing a network of pipelines under the English Channel to provide fuel from Britain to Allied forces […]

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Meet the Sawyer Team – Brad Hale

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Our employees are a great group of skilled individuals that contribute to our unique culture at Sawyer. We would like everyone to Meet the Sawyer Team. HEY BRAD…. What do you do at Sawyer? Program and maintain the CNC machines. Research and explore new ideas and technologies that are ever changing. What is your favorite […]

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