This special 50th episode features a wide-ranging discussion from a range of industry veterans and fresh perspectives. Our lineup today features everyone from former National Ground Water Association President Jeff Williams to Garen Ewbank of Ewbank & Associates LLC. Stick around for The Driller columnists Jake Fletcher and Dave Bowers.

“We have to start believing that we are as important as every other one of these skilled trades,” Safety 365 columnist Dave Bowers says in this episode. He makes the case that drilling — for water, to make structures safe — arguably has a higher importance than many other trades.

This episode covers:

  • Getting into the field of drilling
  • Advice for people new to the drilling industry
  • Finding and learning from drilling industry mentors
  • Drilling bits
  • Professional integrity
  • Overcoming equipment challenges
  • Gen Z, drilling and construction trades
  • Valuing drilling, construction employees

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