Schramm, Inc. has received worldwide acclaim for its contribution to the historic and unprecedented rescue of 33 trapped miners in the Copiapo, Chile. As a 110 year old privately-held manufacturer and global supplier of hydraulic drills, there has been no higher calling in our company’s history. Schramm model T685 and model T130XD rigs truly made a difference. We are honored and humbled by all the media attention.
On October 14th one by one, all the miners returned to the surface to be reunited with their families, thanks in part to drilling rigs manufactured in the U.S.A. by Schramm. First, our T685 mineral exploration rig operated by Terraservice drilled the 5 ½ inch hole that located the miners alive on day 17 of their ordeal. Next, a Schramm T130XD nicknamed “The Miracle” operated by Geotec Boyles Bros. became “Plan B” that drilled the successful 28 inch rescue hole that allowed the miners to be hoisted to safety.
Initial projections by the Chilean Mining Ministry said the rescue operation would reach the miners by Christmas, more than four months after the disaster began... Full Story