A company that's been providing well site geology services to the oil industry for more than three decades is moving into new, more spacious headquarters in Tioga soon.
In this week's Business Beat, Jim Olson takes us on a tour of the new home of Neset Consulting.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "This is exciting."
"This" is the new home for Neset Consulting just north of Tioga. The company started by Kathy Neset in 1980 now has two divisions and more than two dozen employees...and a need for more space.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "We fondly call our current location a sardine can, and Randy says hey mom you can't put any more sardines in this can."
And so this larger location was born - with space for all of the needs for a company that has grown greatly while providing critical information to the oil industry.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "As big as it's ever been...we actually hit our peak in the fall of 2012 and we've pretty much plateaued, just as the rig count has, so has our business here."
The building has a big, open feel for the public - and includes a large area that Neset hopes will be a community gathering spot.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "I wanted a nice place that people from Tioga and the region can use to enhance the area."
As we travel into the building, Neset points out key spaces for work that's important to the job.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "This is a geology supply area with its own office...a welder back in the corner, storage room for all the gas detection equipment...this will be the guys' shop, they'll be able to bring their pickup trucks in, load them, pack things, work in here...we really train most of our workers right here, hands on, one the job training."
And one of her favorite new spaces...a daycare center for her workers and perhaps others in the community.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "It's just wonderful, I'm just so glad we were able to do this."
All told, Neset considers the new building a statement about her belief in the region's continued dominance in oil and gas production.
(Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting) "I'm making my commitment to this industry and in a way that we can expand Tioga and provide a really nice, first class facility to continue to build and provide more jobs right here at home."
In Tioga with Business Beat, Jim Olson, KX News.