The John Lawrie Group has expanded its North American piling and construction division Drillgear with the opening of an office in Pennsylvania. The move reflects Drillgear’s increasing focus on the supply of piling and micropiling products to the U.S. construction market.

The new office in Punxsutawney is headed up by piling and construction sales manager Mike Ferko and sales and technical coordinator Denise Campbell, both of whom have more than 16 years experience in the American piling industry. Both previously worked with Star Ironworks where Ferko was manager of construction line products.

Drillgear was established in 1999 by Houston-based business development manager Michael Meldrum. The company is a leading supplier of piling and micropiling products, drill pipe, tubulars and equipment to horizontal directional drilling markets worldwide.

Drillgear USA’s telephone number is 877 938 9832; it’s Web site is