Alamo Colleges will train field technicians and engineers that will earn approximately $15-20/hr. Learn more in the video below:
Alice Texas doesn’t sit in the fairway of the Eagle Ford Shale, but it sure seems to be benefiting. A $6 million sales tax surplus was realized over the past year. The city budgeted income of $650,000 per month and only one month came in under $1,000,000.
Weatherford, whose office had shrunk over several years, has grown from 27 to over 300 employees in three short years. An Alice based frack sand company, SandPro, has over 400 employees in the state. For reference, Alice’s population is somewhere around 20,000. Companies with hundreds of employees make a big impact.
While not in the middle of development, the city is positioned centrally from east to west and the existing presence of the oil industry before the Eagle Ford boom, makes it an easy location for distribution and offices. [Read more…]
Weatherford International’s San Antonio office will be located in southeast Bexar County at the northwest quadrant of Loop 1604 and Interstate 37. This is likely the first of many announcements to come as the Eagle Ford Shale play booms in surrounding counties. San Antonio is the only metro area in South Texas that affords the amenities that many people will want when moving to South Texas. Weatherford’s office will also include a yard for hydraulic fracturing equipment and other oilfield service tools.