Harris CapRock Volunteers Conquer the 2016 Cateran Yomp in Support of the Army Benevolent Fund

By Lee Punyer, Operations Manager, Harris CapRock

The "Harris Hairy Hikers" Team

The “Harris Hairy Hikers” Team

The Cateran Yomp – a military term for a long-distance march – is an epic adventure challenge that takes place each summer to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity, the national charity of the British Army. Teams of three to six people have 24 hours to take on a demanding course across the rugged terrain of the Scottish wilderness ranging from 22 to 54 miles, depending on the selected finish line distance. The Yomp tests participants’ limits, both physically and mentally.

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Observing OTC 2016

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the industry’s largest exhibition for the technical offshore energy market, welcoming executives and engineers of all oil and gas industry segments. The oil downturn has hit its worst in decades, so it comes as no surprise that attendance at the show has decreased from the then staggering record 108,000 just two years ago. This year’s attendance came in at just 68,000 – a 28 percent decline from 2015’s 95,000 – but is expected to make a comeback as the market enters an upturn.  We observed some key trends and topics of discussion as we perused the show floor to meet with industry colleagues and admire the latest technologies from some of our top customers.

2016 Show numbers:
Exhibitors: 2,550 (672,000 ft2) (47 countries)
Total Attendees: 68,000 (120 countries)
Technical Session Speakers:
11 panel sessions
24 keynotes
325+ technical presentations

OTC 16 graph


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Used Harris CapRock Equipment Finds New Life at Mexican Orphanage Casa Hogar

Harris CapRock’s Global Supply Team recently found a creative way to repurpose equipment from its old office in Poza Rica, Mexico.

“My team, including George Ronchaquira and Keiland Johnson, did a business case study on the best outcome,” recounted Jose Torres, Harris CapRock product manager for the Americas.

Through the course of this analysis the team identified materials for reuse and recycling.  In particular, they concluded that disposal of the office furniture – which had been used to its fullest life – would cost roughly $20,000.

“We knew there could be a way to avoid those costs while benefitting a needy organization.  We researched and emailed several nonprofit organizations in the area to ask if they had use for the furniture.  Casa Hogar responded almost immediately,” Torres said.

Casa Hogar

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