You can find us at these events January 25-27, WDI: Sawyer had a booth at the American Association of Community Colleges’ Workforce Development Institute conference in Newport Beach, CA. The Sawyer team spoke to attendees about the benefits and safety of weld testing equipment at this conference. According to the AACC website: AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2017…Read More
The Keystone XL pipeline. What is there left to say? It seems it’s been talked about endlessly for a decade, and that’s probably because it has. It’s even come up once or twice here. After years of back and forth, the Obama administration effectively killed the construction of the pipeline a bit more than a…Read More
January 22, 2014 On the pipeline – 3 years ago the Keystone Pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma was opened. Phase 3A of the much-discussed Keystone Pipeline opened after beginning construction in the summer of 2012. Also known as the Cushing Marketlink pipeline, this section begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and runs 435 miles to Nederland, Texas. “Oil…Read More
Is Guyana about to be a major oil producer? According to the New York Times, the answer is “Yes.” You know Guyana, right? It’s the small nation of less than 750,000 people in the northern part of South America that was originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century and has the distinction of being…Read More
January 10, 1901 On the Pipeline – 116 years ago a gusher at Spindletop signaled the beginning of the modern U.S. oil industry. A well at the oil field known as Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas struck oil. This gusher “blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil per…Read More
January 12, 1911 On the Pipeline – 106 Years ago, court proceedings were in the process of breaking up a major monopoly. Rearguments began in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States. When the case was decided four months later, the oil giant was declared a monopoly and forced to break up. Prior…Read More
What can Bob Dylan not do? You may have heard he was recently awarded the Nobel Prize. In literature. But did you know when he isn’t busy writing some of the most famous songs in history (and possibly every other song, famous or otherwise), he enjoys welding? In fact, his 26-foot by 15-foot iron archway…Read More
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 PJ…. What do you do at Sawyer? I am an assembler for Sawyer What is your favorite thing to work on? I like working on the beveling transmission. What…Read More
November 16, 1907 On the Pipeline – 109 Years Ago: Oil-rich Oklahoma becomes the 46th state. Oklahoma territory and Indian Territory collectively entered the Union, becoming the 46th state, and one possibly most known for its oil and gas industry. However, Oklahoma was a well-known producer of oil before statehood. “Oklahoma oil history began when…Read More
November 9, 1880 On the Pipeline – 136 Years Ago: Edwin “Colonel” Drake died Pioneering oilman Edwin “Colonel” Drake died. Drake famously drilled the first commercial oil near Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859. It wasn’t long after Drake struck the black gold that the oil rush began in Pennsylvania. “Within a few years the…Read More
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