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S.W. Cole Acquires Assets of Great Works Test Boring, Inc.

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S.W. Cole Explorations, LLC, an AGC of Maine and AGC of New Hampshire member, has acquired the equipment and materials of Great Works Test Boring, Inc. In the deal, the drilling company obtained three drill rigs and associated equipment, bringing the number of rigs owned by S.W.COLEx to five.

The acquisition is key to the continued success of S.W.COLEx, explained general manager Kevin Hanscom. "New England currently has a very high demand for drilling services," said Hanscom, "and this acquisition will allow us to grow our business and further meet the demands of the region."

Dave and Cheryl Dionne, owners of Great Works Test Boring, Inc., are pleased about the agreement and feel their customers are in good hands. "Great Works and S.W.COLEx’s parent company, S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., have worked together for nearly 30 years, and they have always been trustworthy and reliable," said David Dionne. "I’m confident that our former clients will receive excellent service from S.W.COLEx."

In conjunction with the acquisition, S.W.COLEx has hired former Great Works driller Jeff Lee. A longtime employee of Great Works, Lee is an experienced driller who has worked with S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. as a subconsultant on hundreds of projects. 

"S.W.COLEx is very happy to have Jeff on board," said Hanscom. "His advanced drilling skills, knowledge of the soil conditions in New England and familiarity of our staff and procedures makes him an excellent addition to our drilling team."

With the acquisition of Great Works’ three rigs, S.W.COLEx has significantly increased its availability to perform exploratory drilling across New England. As the company expands, the company is actively looking for experienced drillers and drillers’ helpers. Information about the open positions can be found at

S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., the parent company for S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC, is a 37-year-old geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and geoenvironmental services firm with 90 employees and eight offices in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Great Works Test Boring, Inc., based in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, was established by David Dionne in 1989. A well-known entity among construction professionals and municipalities in the area, Great Works will continue to provide other services, including wood pellet sales and feed, at Great Works Feed Supply in Berwick, Maine. Effective immediately, the contact information for Great Works Test Boring Inc.’s former drilling services will now be: S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC, 10 Centre Road Somersworth, New Hampshire 03290, 1-855-792-3745, Contact: Kevin Hanscom,, For information about Great Works’ other services, please contact Cheryl Dionne, 207.384.8900,

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