After More Than Century in West Chester, Iconic Drill Rig Maker Moving to Australia

Image via Bill Rettew, Daily Local News.

After spending 122 years in West Chester, iconic drill rig maker Schramm is consolidating its operations and moving to Australia, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News

According to property owner and landlord Eli Kahn, the company had already downsized its local operation and now occupies around 100,000 square feet in a 250,000-square-foot structure. The date when Schramm will close its doors for good has not yet been determined. 

“After all those years, it’s a shame to see them leave the West Chester marketplace and West Chester,” said Kahn. 

As of early 2020, the company had 38 employees locally. 

Schramm became known worldwide in 2010 after drilling 2,041 feet and saving 33 miners in Chile who had been trapped underground for months. 

Read more about Schramm in the Daily Local News

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