Chattanooga Plant Expansion

By the early 1970’s, the lack of capacity for the machining and assembly of the offshore product line was evident. Unfortunately, the cyclic nature of the business did not make expansion of the facility an obvious choice. Nevertheless, in 1978 the management decided to expand the facility to enable the company to produce its entire product line, which included the 6300 hammer.

 

In spite of its ideal construction, the expansion never reached its full potential. The oil industry collapsed a few years later, leaving the expansion (with a lot of other oilfield construction capacity) idle.

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