Two New OneLodge Camps Open in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford
Cotton Logistics' portfolio of properties continues to expand this week with the simultaneous openings of two brand new OneLodge facilities in Nixon and Pecos, Texas for a large oilfield services client.
After a back-to-back hail storm and dust storm hammered Pecos in the week leading up to the opening, staff worked around the clock to open the camp on schedule and the first crews were greeted with a hot dinner upon their arrival. Changes to the original scope of operation in Pecos resulted in the use of a temporary kitchen and dining hall, proving to be a challenge in the West Texas climate with its record hot temperatures and unannounced weekly dust storms. And because of the backlog of work with service providers in the region, provisions for temporary power and water had to be established to run the camp until permanent utilities could be brought online, adding to the scenario. But the OneLodge Operations and Cotton Culinary teams are all smiles as they have been dutifully working to exceed our clients' expectations with quality meals and superior service. Executive Director of Food and Beverage Services, Wes Bratcher commented, "It's a huge undertaking opening any new business, especially a restaurant. We have to be on our game every day with positive friendly attitudes no matter the conditions in order to give our guests the best possible experience." The permanent KDR - Kitchen, Dining and Recreation Facility - is under construction and is anticipated to be in place in the next couple of months. Guests at the lodge also have the option to prepare their own meal as each oversized suite is equipped with a separate kitchen. OneLodge Pecos is the second private workforce housing camp to be built by Cotton Logistics in the Permian Basin following OneLodge Midland two years ago.
Just over 400 miles southeast of Pecos, the new OneLodge Nixon facility was built for the same client operating in the Eagle Ford Shale and is an extension of three other private camps currently occupying their workforce. Like Pecos, the buildings in Nixon are all newly manufactured, though the property is much more serene with its green landscape and large oak trees. Unique to this property was an existing barn that was converted to a separate recreation facility during the construction phase. Named Frac Daddy's, the guests can play billiards, listen to the jukebox or watch the game on one of two large flat screen televisions here and feel like they're off property without ever leaving the gate.
Though the two properties have obvious differences due to their geographic locations, no detail is overlooked when it comes to the quality and comfort of the facilities and the numerous onsite amenities. The upgraded amenities offered at each location are much appreciated by the workers staying at the lodges, who typically spend about 3 quarters of every month on property, away from their families. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience to our clients' workforce, allowing them to focus on their daily responsibilities at work while we handle the details for them.
As our clients' operating sites and crews increase, Cotton Logistics has been on the forefront of their growth, positioning new OneLodge facilities in locations that are convenient to the sites and thereby contributing to the overall safety and efficiency of their business operations. "We consider ourselves an extension of our clients' business and value the partnership that has formed as a result of our proven ability and commitment to their success", said Forrest Jackson, Executive Vice President of Cotton Logistics. Two additional private OneLodge camps are under contract and will break ground soon in Texas and New Mexico.