Good Morning: Sorry I took a week off but there was something I was waiting to happen before I wrote about it in the blog. Well it is official now and I want to share this most important news.
South Texas Oilfield Services Inc. was formed last week with Douglas S. Cain as President, Lisa Cain as Vice President, and Jerry Santos as Sec./Treasurer. We will have a website built by the end of January and print media ready by then as well.
To start with we will be selling cement batch mixing equipment for the oilfield and leasing/selling bulk barite tanks, bulk barite silos, and frac tanks. We should have our first prototype ready for field testing by March 1st, 2012.
Now to me an even more important event happened on Thursday. I had a visit from one of my most respected friends in the world, Richard Atwell, President of Coastal Transport. Coastal has been around almost as long as Lake and is widely considered the most professional transportation company in the industry. It is a company I look to emulate as we grow and evolve. Seeing Rich and listening and learning from him was the highlight to my year.
What do these two events, one of them old and one of them new, mean? Well heck maybe nothing at all. But just like it was no coincidence that the Lady Bears of Baylor just happened to be in NYC the very same day that RG3 won the Heisman and they were there to cheer him on, well maybe there is a deeper meaning to it all. To me, there are no coincidences; there is always a divine planning. So I have been looking closely at what it means that two unrelated events that happened at identical times mean.
I think it means as I look to the future, I need to review and study the past. What made us successful in the past can have a profound impact on what will help us succeed in the future. By looking at what Joe Sr. did 60 years ago, that got him through rough times and take advantage of circumstances during the good times, I can learn a lot without having to pay a gillion dollars in consulting fees. We are Lake Truck Lines and STOS, not General Motors. I will get good counsel and learn new ideas and plan, but I will never abandon the lessons of the past.
What does the future of 2012 hold in store for Lake, STOS, and all our associates? Check in next week for a peek into the future.
Until next week……