The fourth annual Oil and Gas Expo saw information and networking at the Carnes Center with 162 companies exhibiting.
"They have outdone themselves this year," said Tejas Gosai, presenter and chief executive officer of the Shale Media Group, noting the event was vibrant as businesses sought news and speculated on the future of the area. He added that Belmont County is national news. "It's much better than it was last year, also from a content standpoint."
"I think this year's expo, we were really successful," said Rick Frio, executive chairman of MPR Transloading & Energy, adding that there were 500 people attending the network reception Tuesday and nearly 3,000 attendants at the Wednesday expo. "I'm real proud of the MPR team that we facilitated this environment and brought these people together."
He added that future production was a top issue.
"All of the speakers are echoing that the market flows up and down, and that for a business owner like me, it's OK to make that capital investment and take the risk," he said. "I think it gave everybody who was here a comfort level that we can make those investments, and we can weather these up and down storms."Read much more by clicking here.
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