In the oil & gas industry, perhaps no region is more competitive than Central Texas – particularly, the oil fields near Permian and Odessa. The recent boom in production has created a shortfall in available equipment. Aerial lifts, booms, forklifts, drills and other machinery are critical to a company’s success.
But since ramped-up production and increased demand have an ebb & flow, it doesn’t make sense to outright purchase expensive and bulky equipment. That’s why the rental business has really taken off – in fact, some analysts say the equipment rental business in Texas is the only industry that can keep up with Marcellus shale, oil and natural gas output.
According to a recent article from the Permian Basin Oil & Gas website, well-known and highly regarded equipment rental companies like Kirby-Smith, ASCO and Warren Cat are using their considerable reputations within the region to promote their offerings to anyone looking to capitalize on the oil & gas explosion throughout Central Texas. And in many cases, the equipment is either an aerial lift or telescoping boom lift.
Other popular rentals include earth moving equipment, providing dozers, motor graders, excavators, soil compactors, air compressors, and other machines.
In order to manage the growth involved with the increased demand for rentals, companies in Texas and beyond are adding both inventory (available machines to rent) and personnel (to handle the administrative, maintenance and repair tasks) associated with the often frantic requests.
So what’s the secret to keeping up with demand? Like most things in life, good ol’ hard work does the trick. According to Tommy Reynolds of Warren Cat, “The primary thing about the boom is being able to provide the equipment that’s needed out there. We’ve grown our rental fleet significantly to keep up with demand. As busy as it is, with all the new people getting in the business every day, the resources required to keep up with the growth have really had us working hard.”
Rental equipment plays a big role for businesses in the Permian Basin, the southern United States and beyond. If you happen to be using rented lifts, booms and other aerial work platforms, Aerial Lift Certification provides OSHA-compliant training for all of your equipment. Your safety is our primary concern. And with our convenient online training modules, you can achieve full accreditation in no time at all.
With 3 types of ALC training on the table (Training Kit, Bundle Package and Train the Trainer), you have a full suite of options to meet your aerial lift training requirements. Our responsive customer service team is also here to help with any questions you have about our instruction.
The ALC contact page has different ways to reach us, and you can also talk with an OSHA aerial lift training specialist at (888) 278-8896. Thanks for reading the ALC blog!