Host Brock Yordy in this episode wraps up a busy year in groundwater and drilling industry news. From state geothermal efforts to Waters of the U.S., he pulls out the news nuggets you need to head into 2024. But first, he brings us an interview with Scott Moser, president of TDH Manufacturing, from the show floor at the 2023 Groundwater Week event in Las Vegas. 

“Our big hoists have gotten super popular,” Moser says. “We’re building one of these a month now. We’re having a good time with it and we’ve got a heck of a crew.” 

This episode covers: 

  • Groundwater Week 2023 
  • Electrification in heavy equipment in pump hoists 
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s recent report on grid costs and geothermal 
  • COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 
  • Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Recruiting for drilling, groundwater and construction fields 
  • Safety in water systems and “forever” chemicals like PFAS
  • Expansion opportunities in 2024 

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