Hapco sells and services a complete line of thermoplastic welding heat tools used during installation of drilling well pad, primary/secondary containment, and pond liners for the shale gas and oil industry. Hapco sells and services BAK heat guns, wedge welders, and extruders; along with Demtech wedge welders and extruders. Hapco also stocks a full line of equipment accessories, including the BAK Laron walk behind welder. This welder was primarily designed for the roofing industry and is utilized to mechanical weld geomembranes and foam berming.
Hapco is conveniently located in Northeast Ohio and has been providing equipment to all major natural gas plays, and is within 1 day shipping for the majority of the Marcellus and Utica shale deposits. Hapco welcomes a visit by those needing to drop off equipment for repair and/or order pickup. Hapco’s additional office serves the Southern U.S. shale plays and is located in Hewitt, Texas, near Waco.
For more information on Hapco, Inc., please contact Mike Szugye by cell phone @ 330-697-3259 or by email at email@example.com or visit www.hapcoinc.com.
Indian Brook Trout Farm in Jackson, Michigan, is located on an aquifer than runs from Lake Erie to Lake Michigan. This has proven to be the perfect location for cultivating high-quality, farm-raised fish. The farm currently harvests 10,000 pounds of fish per month, with a goal of 4.5 million per month in two years. The current harvest supplies 400 grocery store chains and restaurants throughout Michigan. The inventory of fish is housed in both outdoor and indoor round tanks that range from 9-30 feet in diameter, with PVC liners in each tank. When Owen Ballow, President and Owner of the Indian Brook Trout Farm saw that the liners purchased for the trout farm had deteriorated prematurely, he knew a better solution needed to be found. Ballow turned to Plastatech Engineering, Ltd, a geomembrane manufacturer in Saginaw, Michigan. Plastatech manufactured custom tank liners for Indian Brook using their FG (Fish Grade) Geomembrane in 30 mil. This fabricated geomembrane provided the needed tensile strength and flexibility for both the outdoor ponds and tanks. Plastatech was also able to manufacture custom pipe and drain flashings that are compression fitted and watertight. In lakes where open water penetrated fish are raised, the waste that collects on the bottom of the lakes decays and causes disease and other issues. Using Plastatech’s liners in the outdoor ponds and indoor tanks allows the waste not only to be contained, gathered, and sold as fertilizer, but keeps diseases from getting into the water, and also prevents chemicals from being absorbed into the soil.