Oil field services company to build new location at Garnett
GARNETT — Hurricane Services, Inc., an oil field services and trucking company, has announced it will build a $10 million, 16,000 square-foot facility in an industrial park on the south edge of Garnett, next to U.S. 169. At a ground-breaking ceremony Friday afternoon, Mark Burris, company executive, said that the new facility in Garnett will provide oil field services throughout eastern Kansas, which has seen a boom on oil production and exploration. It has been difficult for the company, which is head-quartered in Wichita, to serve the eastern Kansas market from its main center in Madison, he said. Eventually, the Garnett facility could make up two-thirds of the company’s operations, he said. Hurricane Services will also expand its line of services, he said. The company plans to have the facility substantially completed and Garnett operations to begin this summer, Burris said. The company expects to hire 20 people by the end of the year and have 40 to 50 employees within two years. Part of the $10 million cost includes new trucks and rigs, as well as installing a water line between the facility and Crystal Lake on the south end of the city. The company would use raw water from the lake for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, which would be one of the company’s expanded services.
Tuesday, April 23, 2 p.m.