Maine Drilling & Blasting has announced its acquisition of Pennsylvania Rock Co. In pursuit of common goals and industry challenges, Pennsylvania Rock and Maine Drilling & Blasting felt their shared initiatives were best served by building one outstanding team. By joining operations, the intent is to focus on the strengths of each company, as well as the new synergistic value generated in order to provide the best possible service and value to local clients.
“As one company, Pennsylvania Rock and Maine Drilling & Blasting will
economically provide the Mid-Atlantic region with the best people and service
found in the industry,” says President, Bill Purington. “This merger will
strengthen our teams, creating an even stronger potential for business success
The joint operation will provide Maine
Drilling & Blasting with a new divisional office in Myerstown, Pa.,
further demonstrating the commitment to being a local presence.
Pennsylvania Rock principals, Rick and Travis Martzall, will
remain key regional leaders under the Maine
Drilling & Blasting mantle. “My father and I, along with our employees, are
very excited to join the MD&B team. It’s a great fit with Pennsylvania
Rock’s aspirations, our commitment to local service, and mutual growth,”
comments Travis Martzall, PA Rock’s vice president.
Maine Drilling &
Blasting, recognized as a leader in the industry and a long-term contributor to
the local community, offers drilling and blasting services to the construction
and quarry markets, along with a variety of specialty services throughout the Northeastern United States, including rock bolting, hoe
ramming, engineering, public relations, preblast surveys and packaged and bulk
explosive distribution. In addition to the corporate office in Gardiner, Maine,
Maine Drilling & Blasting has offices in New Hampshire, Vermont, New York,
Massachusetts and Connecticut.
MD&B Buys Pennsylvania Rock
May 26, 2010