LJ Hughes and Sons Announces Important New Investments Into Drilling Equipment, More

Significant new investments expand on leading core-drilling and pressure-grouting company's many capabilities, will allow it to provide even more responsive service, LJ Hughes and Sons reports

LJ Hughes and Sons, one of the East Coast's leading core drilling and Pressure Grouting companies, announced a number of new investments. Adding to the company's already formidable array of diamond-core drilling, geotechnical, and pressure grouting equipment, the new equipment will allow LJ Hughes and Sons to take on even more work for customers all over the eastern part of the country. For more than 90 years, LJ Hughes and Sons has been one of the most important partners of all for clients in the bituminous coal industry and beyond.

"Even with a history as long and eventful as ours, standing still is simply not an option," said Matt Lilly, a fourth-generation member of the family-owned company, "That's why we're happy to announce some important new investments into drilling and pressure grouting equipment. With these significant additions to our arsenal, LJ Hughes and Sons becomes an even more capable source of assistance for our valued clients in the coal industry and elsewhere."

In the process of planning where to establish a new coal mine, it is critical to get as much reliable, concrete information about the deposits below as possible. The primary means of doing so is to use the technique of core drilling, where a special drilling apparatus with a hollow center is used to pull from the ground a sample that may grow to thousands of feet in length.

Now one of the country's leading diamond core drilling contractors, LJ Hughes and Sons was established in the 1920s when drill operator LJ Hughes went into business for himself in Indiana, Pennsylvania. In the early 1940s, Hughes moved his thriving business to West Virginia, where he took his sons on as partners. All three remained active in the business until they passed away, with sons Robert D. and Charles L. Hughes welcoming a third generation of the family in the 1970s as the company continued to grow.

Even today, LJ Hughes and Sons remains wholly family owned, with the fourth generations of the Hughes and Herold families now leading the company to even greater prominence and new heights of success. Throughout the ninety-plus year history of the company, LJ Hughes and Sons has maintained an unbroken commitment to the utmost in confidentiality, honesty, and integrity, protecting valuable insights derived from its work and treating every client with the greatest of respect.

With the company's new investments into core drilling, pressure grouting, and geotechnical equipment, it will be able to provide that same exemplary level of service to even more clients. Whether helping coal-industry customers discover rich new deposits or taking Foundation and Soil borings that highlight suitable building sites, the capabilities and dedication that have allowed LJ Hughes and Sons to thrive and grow for more than ninety years will now be even more widely available.

About LJ Hughes and Sons, Inc.:
Through four generations and more than ninety years, LJ Hughes and Sons has provided the best in core drilling, geotechnical services, pressure grouting, and more, serving every client with the utmost in honesty, integrity, and confidentiality.

Contact Info:
Name: Matt Lilly
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Organization: LJ Hughes and Sons, Inc.
Phone: (304) 872-1111
Website: http://ljhughesandsons.com/

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