Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.Barbara Carslund, office manager for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, receives a hug from American Mud Works principal Curtis Overstreet in thanks for her role in bringing the operation to Monroe County.Guests at American Mud Works ribbon cutting ceremony receive a tour of the new cutting-edge facilities at the Industrial Park Thursday, Aug. 2. The large tanks are painted green in honor of the company’s commitment to protect the environment by recycling drilling waste.

American Mud Works opens new facility in Monroe County

John Miller, director of drilling fluid operations for American Mud Works’ new facility in Monroe County, got his start throwing 100-pound bags into a pit 18 hours a day. Through hard work and sheer determination, he worked his way up in the oil and gas business until he was involved in chemical engineering and manufacturing drilling fluids. When he heard about American Mud Works, colleagues told him he was crazy for thinking about leaving his steady position, but Miller thought differently.

“They’re just like a big family,” said Monroe County Chamber of Commerce office manager Barbara Carslund,

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