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ModSpace Opens New Branch Office to Better Serve Customers in Northeastern, PA

 ModSpace Opens New Branch Office to Better Serve Customers in Northeastern, PA

Left to right: Mike Hoover, Sales Representative, Keven O’Brien, Director of Sales, John Lieffrig, Vice President of Sales; John Sipper, Hanover Township Manager; Lucy Sassi and Carl Worthington, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Al Walker; Hanover Police Chief; Jon Penman Branch Manager

The newest of our 80-plus network of branch locations opened today in Hanover Township, PA, a neighborhood in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton region. The new sales office and storage yard will allow us to better serve customers throughout Northeast Pennsylvania with a local fleet of mobile offices, ModSafe portable storage containers and our innovative HQ ultimate onsite office.

“Opening this branch and investing greater resources in the region is a logical step for us,” said ModSpace VP of Sales John Lieffrig. “Growth in the region, due in part to the Marcellus Shale, has steadily increased demand for our temporary and permanent buildings. By moving part of our fleet closer to our customers we can improve delivery times, service intervals and overall customer service.”

Hanover Township Manager John Sipper, Police Chief Al Walker and several area representatives, vendors and customers were on hand for the event.

“It’s a great benefit to the township,” commented Sipper. “When businesses move into the area, it brings new residents and revenue. We’re happy to have ModSpace here.”

Though the grand opening was today, the branch has been ramping up operations for the last couple months, having already delivered several mobile offices and portable storage containers across the area.

For more information the ModSpace product and services available in Northeastern PA, please call the branch at 570.733.3193 or visit them online at ModSpace.com.

New Policy Recommendations for the U.S. Energy Boom

 New Policy Recommendations for the U.S. Energy Boom

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The Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit organization created in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George J. Mitchell, recently convened a group of industry professionals, environmentalists and law makers to evaluate the current energy boom and make recommendations for a balanced approach that secures a better future for America. Here is a brief list of those recommendations as reported in a recent article by CNNMoney.com:

  • Fracking should continue, but tighter regulations on the practice should be imposed, particularly at the federal level
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Blast Resistant Modules Help Energy Firms Keep Workers Safe and Projects on Track

 Blast Resistant Modules Help Energy Firms Keep Workers Safe and Projects on TrackWidespread growth in the oil and gas industry, particularly in the shale regions of the U.S. and the oil sands in Western Canada, has placed increased emphasis on keeping workers safe and costs at a minimum. Blast resistant modules, also known as BRMs, can do both.

Safety First

BRMs are relocatable steel buildings designed to keep workers safe from a blast. Their ability to Read more

Enbridge Energy to Expand Pipeline Between North Dakota and Wisconsin

pipeline Enbridge Energy to Expand Pipeline Between North Dakota and WisconsinIn an attempt to further capitalize on North Dakota’s skyrocketing oil industry, Enbridge Energy recently notified its stockholders that it will move forward with its $2.5 billion plan to expand its pipeline from the northwestern part of the state to its terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields have experienced remarkable growth in just a few short years. Whereas the Bakken oil sands produced just 20,000 barrels of light crude per day five years ago, that number has already increased to 700,000 and could ultimately Read more

U.S. to Overtake Russia, Saudi Arabia in Oil and Gas Production

shale gas drill site U.S. to Overtake Russia, Saudi Arabia in Oil and Gas ProductionU.S. energy production has taken a significant step forward in recent years, particularly through new technologies that have allowed the extraction of  gas from shale formations in places such as North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

A recent report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), for instance, indicated that the surge in the U.S. will help the country surpass Russia as the largest producer of natural gas by 2015. A release from the agency also noted that Read more

Report: Marcellus Shale Larger and More Cost Effective Than Originally Projected

marcellusshaledrillsite Report: Marcellus Shale Larger and More Cost Effective Than Originally ProjectedAn article just published by the Associated Press cites two recent studies that found the Marcellus Shale natural gas field is much larger and more cost effective to drill than originally projected in government reports.

According to last week’s report from Standard & Poor’s, Marcellus Shale could contain “almost half of the current proven natural gas reserves in the U.S.”

In a separate report from ITG Investment Research, an analysis of the region’s well production data shows that production is Read more

Modular Construction Eases Rural Growing Pains

As energy exploration and extraction efforts take center stage in some of America’s most remote and undeveloped areas, rural economies are being forced to grow up fast. Civic and business leaders may find help from modular construction.

It makes sense. From the oil sands in Western Canada to the Marcellus Shale of western Pennsylvania and Ohio, out-of-state workers are flooding small towns and creating immediate needs for facilities. For energy companies and the communities that support them, modular construction is the building solution that can ease these growing pains now and down the road.

Immediate Buildings for Immediate Needs

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Current resources are stretched to capacity. Adding buildings quickly is essential to keeping projects on track and towns from being overwhelmed.

Temporary modular buildings can be delivered almost anywhere and configured for virtually any Read more

4 Reasons You Need Onsite Storage

 4 Reasons You Need Onsite StoragePortable storage containers, also called ISO or Connex containers, are quickly becoming a standard item at construction sites. If you still haven’t bought into the value of storage, here are four simple reasons why you should rethink your storage strategy for your next project.

1. Protect Your Assets

Construction site theft of equipment and materials costs you money and delays your project. It’s a bad way to get customers to invite you to their next project. Portable onsite storage assures that your tools and supplies will be there for you every morning.

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Win a FREE Lease of HQ, the Ultimate Onsite Office

 Win a FREE Lease of HQ, the Ultimate Onsite OfficeEnter the HQ Sweepstakes contest now for your chance to win a FREE 12-month lease of the ultimate onsite office. We’ll announce the grand-prize winner on September 24.

Just for entering, you’ll receive a coupon for one free month off any ModSpace mobile office or storage container lease of 6 months or longer. It’s just our way of saying thanks for considering ModSpace.

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New Mobile Offices Make Managing Rural Projects Easier

 New Mobile Offices Make Managing Rural Projects EasierRising real estate costs and new opportunities in oil and gas are fueling a rise in rural development. It’s forced energy companies, developers and contractors down a road less traveled. They need onsite offices in remote places to manage their projects, meet with their teams and escape harsh weather.

But the road less traveled is often windy, narrow and riddled with potholes. Traditional construction trailers are built on steel frames, but their wood structures don’t fare well on rugged roads. Frequently, the rolling behemoths can only pass after costly efforts to grade and widen the road.

Now, there’s a better option.

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