Service Pump & Supply president and owner Patrick Farrell used a commentary column in The State Journal to address the current economy of West Virginia and the Appalachian region, stressing the importance of investing in young talent to create a culture of entrepreneurship in the area.
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins visited Service Pump & Supply to speak with president and owner Patrick Farrell during National Small Business Week. Farrell shared the company’s strategy for geographic diversification in the downturn of the coal industry. Service Pump has been headquartered in Huntington for more than 30 years with branches in Danville, WV, and Hazard, KY. In recent years, the company has added locations in Washington, PA, and southern Illinois.
In addition to plans for Service Pump’s future, the two discussed the changing economic landscape and the burdens placed on small businesses as a result of government regulations.