Central Ohio Business Finds Ways to Benefit From Shale Boom
From Columbus Business First:
Hull & Associates Inc. is a good example of a Central Ohio business that’s been able to stake a claim in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, but the engineering firm’s strategy has always extended beyond just oil and natural gas.
Led by CEO Craig Kasper, the Dublin-based firm markets all its consulting services – waste management, environmental, brownfield redevelopment, alternative energy and oil and gas – instead of concentrating solely on shale development in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
“With all the investment happening in that region,” Kasper said, “just doing oil and gas really didn’t make sense. ... What we said was, ‘Let’s try to vertically integrate with the (oil and gas) industry and provide all the services it needs.’”