Summit Drilling, one of the Northeast’s largest environmental services companies, has merged Tabasco Drilling into its southern New Jersey operation. This move furthers the company's strategy to encompass the Northeast, while expanding its presence in the Mid-Atlantic states.

"This move is significant for us," states Tory Donnelly, vice president of operations, southern New Jersey. "We have added seven talented professionals, several pieces of key equipment and a 10,000-square-foot facility to our operation in South Jersey alone. More importantly, we have many new customers from Tabasco Drilling in our care, and they're already providing us the opportunity to demonstrate our ability. We're delivering a wide variety of drilling services all supported by our industry leading "Experience Safety" H&S programs," adds Donnelly.

Involved in the drilling industry since 1965, Joe Tabasco founded Tabasco Drilling Corp. in 1990. "It was important for me to find a partner who maintained the same level of commitment to customers," says Tabasco. "Bob Kreilick (CEO of Summit Drilling) has built his business and reputation on providing an exceptional experience to customers. What more could I ask for? I feel that my customers not only have a talented and safety conscious service provider to support them, but one that can offer them an expanded platform of services as their needs grow."

During the first months as a combined operation, all new Summit Drilling employees were trained in Summit's Health & Safety program. "I was impressed with the quantity and quality of the training Denis Crayon, Summit Drilling's Health & Safety Director, provided our staff in the initial weeks," states Rick Davis, Summit's operations manager - Southern New Jersey and long-time manager of operations for Tabasco. "I think he spent more days per week here in Mount Laurel than he did at Summit's headquarters in Bridgewater. Starting with Health & Safety was a great way for our guys to get to know people from Summit, while learning the importance of safety as the number one value in Summit's culture. Our merge into Summit Drilling has been very smooth and our customers have been very comfortable with our service and ability to deliver,” Davis concludes.

Headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J. with a new regional office in Mount Laurel, N.J., Summit Drilling now offers a wide range of environmental services to southern New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania and regions of Delaware, including roto-sonic, air rotary, hollow stem auger, mud rotary, direct-push and injection services.