What started in Sept. 1997 with one employee grew to 117 employees less than 14 years later.
NuWeld, Inc. provides gas industry services, power technology services and industrial plant services.
"We started in a garage," Tyler Satterfield, chief operating officer, said, "We moved to a shop in the city of Williamsport. Then in 2003 we moved to this property in Trout Run. We just kept outgrowing shops that we were in. We needed more space."
More space is needed already. Several welders work outside of the building because there is no more room. The company is negotiating a move to Muncy in the next two years.
"I'm going to miss it here (in Trout Run)," Satterfield said. "I love the drive. It's beautiful. There's also not a lot of traffic."
In the gas industry, NuWeld provides a lot of pad development. They transport gas from the well heads to the gathering lines. They also have some dirt moving equipment. The majority of the work done at the company is for gas.
The company currently does gas work from Clearfield County in the west to Susquehanna County in the east, and everywhere in between them.
NuWeld provides maintenance services all over the country whenever there is a nuclear power outage. They helped in Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation in Kansas for nine weeks. They helped with drinking water treatment in Fairfax, Va. They put in pipes to cool the boilers in the Pentagon. They also helped with a cool burner in Florida.
"We can put roads in to meter stations," Satterfield said. "We construct meter stations entirely from the ground up."
The 117 employees are a mix from college graduates and people ready to retire.
The company has a lot of workers laid off from two companies in Williamsport that moved out of the area. The Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVACR Technicians Local Union 520, which serves central Pennsylvania, also supplies them with qualified personnel.
NuWeld does not depend upon much advertising. They go to local gas expos. They also utilize their website and a Facebook page, where they post all of their monthly newsletters and other important news, such as when the governor came to visit the company.
"I sponsor radio stuff and blood drives, thanking troops for serving the country," Satterfield said. "I sponsor fireworks in the town. My dad (company owner Tim Satterfield) meets with companies. We don't advertise nationally."
The company's growth is largely in part to the niche market that they provide services in and the hard work and dedication of the employees.
As chief operating officer, Satterfield performs a lot of different tasks in the company.
"I'm into everything," he said. "I help manage the day-to-day. I help with safety and making sure all of the jobs are complete."