Strike announced it has recently acquired Circle K of Arkansas, a pipeline construction and maintenance company with operations in the Marcellus-Utica shale regions of Ohio and Pennsylvania. This strategic acquisition will enable Strike to expand capabilities in the northeastern United States, where new infrastructure build outs are in tremendous demand.
This transaction capitalizes on the strong synergies of company values, vision and commitment to providing safe, high-quality pipeline and facility construction and maintenance services for Strike's midstream energy sector customers. The added value that Circle K brings, in addition to more than 100 experienced employees, is its established presence in the Marcellus-Utica Shale region of Ohio and Pennsylvania. This is an area Strike has targeted for expansion and growth and this opportunity allows for this enhanced regional capability.
David Krebbs, formerly president of Circle K, will join Strike in the role of Area Manager, Northeast Region, and will work alongside Jeffrey Towle, VP of Northeast Region. Strike expects to maintain Circle K's operational presence in the western Pennsylvania region. Additionally, the corporate offices of Circle K in Cabot, Arkansas, will continue to operate under the Strike brand, serving as an additional field office and operations yard. With the addition of these two locations, Strike now has 19 strategic office locations in six states across the United States.
"We are excited to welcome Circle K employees into the Strike family as we enter this new phase of strategic growth," said Steve Pate, CEO of Strike. Strike is known for providing safe service and outstanding value to its customers, and this acquisition will enable Strike to continue that legacy by expanding and strengthening its operational capability in the Northeast United States.