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Since our founding in 1938, Frank’s International has emerged as a recognized industry-leading global provider of highly-engineered tubular running services, tubular fabrication, and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions with a focus on complex and technically demanding wells. Under today’s leadership, Frank’s continues to build on the legacy of the Mosing family and their commitments to innovation, safety and service quality.

1938

Frank Mosing opens Frank’s Casing Crew operating out of his home on Moss Street in Lafayette, La.

1955

Frank’s adds rental tools to its services, beginning with power casing tongs

1958

Frank’s designs and manufactures its first rental tool – the electric stabbing board, designed by Donald Mosing

1962

Diesel hammers and small conductor pipe added to inventory

1965

Large OD pipe added to sales inventory

1974

Frank’s expands into Alvin, Texas

1977

The engineering department is established in Lafayette, La.

1978

Introduction of Frank's first designed and manufactured tong, the 7 5/8" tong

1980

Frank’s expands into Oklahoma and international overseas operations

1981

Frank’s International is formed with Keith Mosing as president and chief executive officer, as an affiliated company of Frank’s Casing Crew

1983

Frank’s designs and manufactures the industry’s first 36-in. power tong

1984

Frank’s designs and manufactures the industry’s first 30-in., 500-ton slip-type elevator

1989

Frank’s designs, manufactures and patents its Fluid Grip® tong

1990

The Company patents its Collar Load Support™ (CLS) tubular handling system

1991

Frank’s builds a connection analyzed makeup (CAM) facility in Lafayette, La.

1992

Frank's begins manufacturing production risers for deepwater production facilities

1994

Frank’s installs an on-site training rig in Lafayette, La.

1997

Frank’s builds a bucking facility with vertical makeup in Lafayette, La.

1998

The Company establishes a manufacturing facility in Lafayette, La.

2002

Frank’s establishes a facility in Port of Iberia, New Iberia, La.

2002

Frank’s acquires Westates Casing and expands into the U.S. Rocky Mountain region

2003

Keith Mosing named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young

2005

Frank’s designs and manufactures the industry’s first 1,250-ton casing handling tool

2007

Frank’s achieves an industry record 16-in. casing string run in Wyoming and a 26-in. threaded connection string using the DDS™ product on a cavern well in Louisiana

2008

The Company acquires Pilot Drilling Control and adds the HI Tool™ harmonic isolation tool, drill pipe flow back tools including the Hornet™ and SuperHornet™, cuttings bed impeller (CBI™) tool and drill string torque reducer (DSTR™) tool to inventory

2008

Frank’s achieves an industry record 48-in. threaded connection string using the DDS™ product

2009

Frank’s expands into the U. S. East Coast region in the Marcellus Shale Play

2009

Frank’s designs and manufactures its award-winning Jet String™ Elevator and the industry’s first 1,250-ton drill pipe tools

2010

Frank’s designs and manufactures its extended range casing handling tools and EXTENDED RANGE™ single joint elevator

2011

Donald Mosing receives the World Oil Lifetime Achievement Award. Frank’s EXTENDED RANGE™ tools receive Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2011

Frank’s achieves an industry record 30-in. threaded connection string using the DDS™ product in Louisiana

2012

Frank’s earns number one ranking among Acadiana’s top 50 privately held companies

2013

Frank’s International launches initial public offering. Frank’s Casing Crew & Rental Tools, LLC, Frank’s Tong Service, LLC, and Frank’s Westates Services, LLC, among other entities, merge as Frank’s International, LLC

2015

Frank’s achieves industry record for running a landing string with a combined hook load of 2,435,000 pounds

2015

The Company acquires Timco Services

2016

Frank’s SBS 1250-BM buoyancy module spider assists in achieving a 250,000-lb. reduction in total weight

2016

The Company acquires Blackhawk Specialty Tools

2017

Frank’s JET STRING™ Elevator is awarded the Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award by NOIA

2017

Frank’s Combination Drillpipe/Casing Spider & Elevator awarded the Woefel Best Mechanical Engineering Award and featured as part of the LAGGOE New Technology Showcase

2017

Blackhawk SKYHOOK™ device awarded New Product of the Year in the Safety Barriers Category from Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

2017

Frank’s opens state-of-the-art Lafayette Administrative Center

2019

Frank's Collar Load Support System for Stands (CLS-S) is named a winner of the Hart Energy E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation.