Among reasons why Youngquist Brothers has become the industry leader in large-diameter well drilling is its investment in a 16,000-square-foot machine shop, where in-house experts manufacture parts and equipment to improve every aspect of the business. YBI keeps a substantial resource of parts and supplies ready to go into service in a moments notice.
Youngquist’s manufacturing utilizes full-precision CNC milling and turning capabilities, including CAD/CAM programming. The machine shop specializes in innovative design, engineering, fabrication and machining of complex, high-precision, close-tolerance parts, assemblies and tooling.
Most notably, Youngquist has improved and re-manufactured all of its drilling rigs and support equipment to make them safer and more efficient.
Major equipment includes:
Kuraki KV2000 CNC vertical machining center
Okuma Cadet L1420 CNC lathe with 15″ hydraulic chuck
Mazak VTC-20B CNC vertical mill with Kitagawa programmable head
Messer CNC burn table with plasma and torch (12’ x 40’)
Youngquist Brothers’ fabrication expertise and problem-solving skills have resulted in new rigs, tools, equipment and parts that have innovated large-diameter drilling procedures and deep well operations.
By keeping a skilled staff of fabricators, welders, and fitters on call, YBI is able to use innovative solutions to solve any and all problems that arise on the job.
Maintaining these assets is a continuing contribution to Youngquist’s leadership position in large-diameter well drilling.