BARNESVILLE - With the somewhat recent flux of the oil and gas industry in the Ohio Valley, companies like M&M Pump and Supply Inc. are thriving.
M&M Pump and Supply is an Illinois-based company that has been around since the 1970s and began as a mom-and-pop shop to service traditional oil field workers. The company has operations in its home state, Kentucky and Indiana. The company's location in Barnesville is its first in Ohio and has been open since October of 2013. It has seen substantial growth in that short period of time, and it appears that M&M Pump and Supply will continue to grow as more companies jump on the bandwagon of fracking in the Ohio Valley.
"We're basically a supply store for the oil and gas industry," said store manager Dillon Brown. "We get some crossover into agricultural and industrial markets, but we mainly serve the oil and gas boom. We can deliver to locations, or customers can come in and we can service them over the counter."
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PICTURED ARE Cody Harris (left) and Dillon Brown of M&M Pump and Supply in Barnesville. They are standing behind one of M&M’s trailors which can be delivered on site to supply oil and gas wells with parts as needed.
M&M Pump and Supply carries a wide variety of pipe fittings, valves, unions and hand tools (such as pipe wrenches, sledgehammers, etc.) required by many oil and gas workers. The location also makes custom hoses which can be cut to length and fitted with the proper attachments.
"We try to pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for oil and gas workers," Brown said. "We mainly get set up with companies, and then they send their guys in here to get what they need, but we deal with a lot of individuals as well."
M&M also delivers bulk supplies. The company has several trailors that they can stock with myriad parts and supplies. The trailors can then be delivered on site, and the workers can get the parts they need as they require them. When the trailor is picked up from the job site, M&M will take the inventory and bill the company accordingly.
With the flux of oil and gas workers in the area as the industry begins to take a foothold in the Ohio Valley, M&M Pump and Supply is ready to grow and expand as a business.
"We hear from different oil and gas outfits saying that they have ten-year packages," Brown said. "They plan to drill 'X' amount of wells each year for the next ten to twenty years. It's definitely just starting. We're lucky to be a part of the growth. We're here for the long haul. We're not anticipating business going anywhere."
Brown also explained that while he is from Illinois originally, M&M makes a point to hire local workers and have a stake in the local community.
"We pride ourselves on bringing in jobs and having a share in the community," he said. "We've sponsored a girl's softball team; they brought us a trophy in as a sign of appreciation. We're also big on the service. That's how we made our name back home - dropping whatever we're doing when someone's in a bind to meet their demands."
Brown said that the company is always accepting applications, and as the business continues to grow, he imagines that there will be a need for more workers at the supply company as well.
M&M Pump and Supply is located at 37235 Barnesville-Bethesda Rd. in Barnesville. The business hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. For more information, please call (740) 425-1281.
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