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Boart Longyear Recognizes a Customer Relationship Spanning Three Generations and Almost 80 Years


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Boart Longyear ( has formally recognized a customer relationship spanning three generations and almost 80 years. The recognition is part of Boart Longyear’s 125th anniversary celebrations during 2015.

Mr. Kent Hoots, Senior Vice President, Products formally recognized George Downing Estate Drilling for their unwavering support and customer loyalty since 1936. Mr. Hoots presented Bruce and Andrew Downing with a custom plaque featuring a rendering of a Junior Straitline which was the very first drill rig that company founder, George Downing, rented from Longyear in 1936.

Bruce and his son Andrew Downing discussed their almost 80 year long relationship with Boart Longyear at PDAC 2015.

“I appreciate this recognition, and all the service Longyear and Boart Longyear has given us over many years.” Said Mr. Bruce Downing.

“I think Boart Longyear is innovative and we try to deal with a company that has been around for a long time for many reasons including technical leadership, better resale value and exceptional service. With a longstanding company like Boart Longyear, we are assured that they will there for us into the future.”

“The people that work at Boart Longyear always give me the impression that they are proud of the Company. And, I expect the people of Boart Longyear to come up with the answers and the new technology to help us.” He continued.

“We expect more from Boart Longyear than other suppliers.” Added Mr. Andrew Downing.

“We are excited to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Boart Longyear. We are proud that for all of these years we have continued to work right by the sides of many customers, like George Downing Estate Drilling, who also can celebrate so many decades of success.” Said Mr. Kent Hoots.

“Boart Longyear’s 125th Anniversary celebrations during 2015 are dedicated people like the Downing team who have helped build Boart Longyear – and continue to build it.” He continued.

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About Boart Longyear
Celebrating its 125th year anniversary in 2015, Boart Longyear is the world’s leading provider of drilling services and products for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 30 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling products and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit

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