In the twentieth century, former governor Charles Hillman Brough boasted that if Arkansas were walled off from the rest of the nation, it could exist independently due to the fertile soilmultitude of minerals, and wide variety of trees.
It was his leadership in all phases of the company's operations including; engineering, sales, manufacturing and financing that allowed Unit Rig to be successful in the off- highway truck industry.
It is also dedicated to all of those employees who benefited from his leadership and dedicated themselves to making Unit Rig so successful. We also recognize the founders of Unit Rig and the Kenneth W.
In the Acknowledgment Section of this history, I acknowledge a number of Unit Rig employees that contributed to the success of this company. But for everyone that I named there must be a that I did not name and every one of them can be proud of their contribution to the success of Unit Rig.
In the early 's, Unit Rig was struggling to keep its doors open during a down turn in the oil well drilling industry. There would be times when the company had no product manufacturing work for the plant personnel. Instead of laying-off these workers, Unit Rig management would put them to work doing things like, painting the inside of the plant, repairing tools and machinery and other jobs just to keep them busy.
When business improved, many of the workers would return that favor by working their shift, going home and eating supper, then returning to the plant and working a few more hours without clocking in. It was this kind of dedication, by the employees and management of Unit Rig that allowed a small, struggling manufacturer of oil field equipment to move into the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing large haulage trucks for the open-pit mining industry.
This market was dominated by companies like; Caterpillar, K. Dart, Wabco and Terex. Unit Rig not only entered that market but they dominated it for more than 20 years.
This is the story of that company. I was on three months probation that was later extended to six months. I retired from the company in March,as Vice President of Sales. During those 42 years I saw the decline of our oil well drilling equipment business and our entry, ininto the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing large trucks for hauling waste and ore in the open-pit mining industry.
In an earlier history of Unit Rig, I designated the first 20 years in the mining truck business, toas Unit Rig's Golden Years. But, I have concluded after researching the years from tothat the founders and early employees of Unit Rig might say the years from towere also golden years in the history of the company.
The truth is that Unit Rig, all through its history, from towas an outstanding company that accomplished some really amazing things and produced a lot of "gold" for its owners, stockholders and its customers.
For various reasons, I stopped this history of Unit Rig at the time, inwhen the company was purchased by Terex Corp.
I was more comfortable with this part of the history because I either had first hand knowledge of an event, or I could talk to someone else who had knowledge or at least an opinion as to what had happened.
When I started writing about the early history of the company, toI had to educate myself by researching those early days. If I had had more time, or had just taken more time to look into the early history, I know that I could have come up with additional information.
For instance, there are still members of Hugh S. Chancey's family living in the Tulsa area. I made one brief contact with one family member, and I am sure that there is information available with other family members that would add to Unit Rig's early history.
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