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SEDD Spotlight: Todd Barton

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 25, 2014

When it comes to a company you potentially consider doing business with, it may be my personal opinion, but I like to know who exactly I am doing business with before I go and commit to anything. For SEDD’s blog readers, I wanted you to know just who all is in charge of what happens here at SEDD, starting with President Todd Barton. To begin with, Barton began his start in the drilling industry after his time in the US Navy, in which he served until 1997.  His initial drilling experience began at Cherrington Co., where he worked as a …

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Southeast Directional Drilling Acquired by PLH

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 23, 2014

Power Line Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Energy Capital Partners and sole owner of Power Line Services, Inc., announced Jan. 3 the acquisition by PLH of three specialty pipeline construction and maintenance companies, including Southeast Directional Drilling.

Power Line Holdings Inc., based in Delaware, is also now known as PLH Group Inc. (PLH). Effective Dec. 18, 2012, PLH acquired Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC (SEDD), M&M Pipeline Services (M&M), and Energy Services South LLC (ESS). The addition of these three pipeline construction companies significantly expands the capabilities of PLH to provide specialty construction and related services for …

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Wolf Bay Project (2012)

Posted by Tessa Patterson on June 23, 2014

A recent project to install more than 6,200 feet of electrical transmission lines in Orange Beach, AL, included multiple challenges, including two intersecting horizontal directional drilling (HDD) pilot holes beneath Wolf Bay inter-coastal waterway channel to complete a single crossing. Project participants say the project represents the longest installation ever made of continuous cross-linked polyethylene insulated (XLPE) cable rated at 115-121kV and 300MVA and the longest directional drilling installation ever to use specifically-engineered thermal grout.

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