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Oilfield business expands to keep pace with industry recovery

A new building has been built in Elk Point's industrial park.

ELK POINT - There is increased action in the oil patch these days, and in Elk Point ‘s industrial park, one of the locally based oilfield service companies is gearing up to keep pace.

CRJ Trucking is expanding its operation with the construction of a massive new shop that general manager Brant Evans says “will hold all our trucks,” a fleet that includes pressure, vacuum and combo trucks as well as hot oilers.

“Business has picked up” in the industry since the darkest days when plummeting oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic combined to slow everything to a crawl, Evans says. “Everything dipped, and now it’s finally heading in the right direction.”

Work on the new building, directly east of the Cornerstone Co-op’s cardlock station and north of CRJ’s current facility is well underway, with the final roof trusses hoisted into place and roof and wall sheathing being added in the past few weeks, those who travel Highway 41 through Elk Point noticing more progress every day.