Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Duchesne County sees jump in industrial, retail businesses

Wilson, a national oil field and construction parts supplier, recently completed construction on a new building and yard. The full-service branch will feature a complete line of in-stock energy products, options for walk-in, will call and delivery, and a fully stocked pipe yard.

National Oilwell VARCO, an oilfield supply company, recently completed its third expansion in eight years.
Manager Stacy Hadlock said the company has needed to expand because business has increased 10 fold and many of the parts were outside.

Bill Barrett Corp., a drilling exploration and production company for oil and natural gas, just completed an expansion to its business offices.

The Roosevelt office houses 40 employees from Carbon, Duchesne and Uintah counties for the company based out of Denver, Colo. The expansion included a two-story expansion on the west side of the building.

Three new businesses just opened shop last fall in the Mama Lia's Pizza complex.

Mama Lia's Pizza has had consistent business every night beginning around 4 p.m. Dovie said with her new location she's received more business, and has been able to hire more employees.

The Black Pearl tanning salon has seen a steady stream of customers since it's opening in January. JoLynn Sutton, who co-owns the business with her husband Derek, said her location is key.

The Edge clothing store has been open since the end of October and sells clothing, jeans, shoes and accessories normally only found at a mall. Store manager Dylan Atwood says customers have been filing into the store regularly to the point where both stores have about the same amount of clientelle. Uintah Basin Standard