Join The Discussion

 

New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

read more >

Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

read more >

Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

read more >

Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

read more >

Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

read more >

D&T Trucking, Rowdy Farms, Gila Hotshot announce merged company

A. Lee Graham

Reporter

D&T Trucking of Weatherford, Rowdy Farms of Southlake and Gila Hotshot of Odessa have merged, forming one of the nation’s largest proppant logistics companies.

Proppants are substances used to keep hydraulic fractures open for oil and natural gas drilling operations.

The newly named 1845 Oil Field Services is based in Weatherford and offers customers a suite of oil field logistics and one-call freight management capabilities.

“D&T is excited to join forces with Rowdy Farms and Gila Hotshot to offer a one-call proppant freight management solution,” said Tim Buffington, CEO of D&T Trucking, who assumes the same position for the new company.

The merger gives 1845’s customers access to a fleet of nearly 500 dedicated power units and a footprint spanning several shale plays, including the Barnett, Eagleford, Haynesville, Woodford Shale and Permian Basin.

Craig Gandy, Rowdy Farms founder, is executive vice president of sales for the new company.

“1845 creates an opportunity to rapidly grow our strong independent contractor network and offer our owner operators additional services and benefits including access to a broader customer base, larger area of operation, 24-7 live dispatch, expanded regional growth opportunities, discounted fuel and attractive group insurance rates,” Gandy said. “Above all, 1845 offers our stakeholders greater financial stability.”

Helping allow the new company’s formation was financial backing of AVC Partners, a middle-market private equity group focused on growing logistics and transportation businesses.

“We see a tremendous opportunity for an innovative capacity manager like 1845 in proppant logistics,” AVC Partners said in its merger statement.

1845 Oil Field Services, based in Weatherford, provides one-call transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions to North American oil field operators. It manages one of the largest equipment fleets dedicated to proppant transportation supported by a modern 24-7 live dispatch operation center and industry-leading logistics technology for tracking and reporting deliveries to multiple well locations.

D&T Trucking supplies transportation services to oil and gas shales nationwide. Rowdy Farms serves the proppant transportation industry, primarily operating in the Eagleford Shale in South Texas. Meanwhile, Gila Hotshot has been supplying proppant trucking services to the oil field industry since 2006. It primarily serves the Permian Basin of West Texas.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

 

< back

Email   email
hide
Arena
What do you think of the new plans for a new Will Rogers arena and changes at the Convention Center?