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HDD Pioneer Jim Agnew Inducted into Hall of Fame

Published — 2024-07-05

The recent induction of Jim Agnew, founder of Inrock, into the HDD Hall of Fame is a cause for celebration within the industry. This recognition not only honors Jim’s dedication but also shines a light on Inrock’s 30-year legacy of innovation in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD).

A groundbreaking spirit
Inrock has been a cornerstone of progress in HDD since its inception. The company has consistently pushed the boundaries of what’s possible, developing groundbreaking products and services that have revolutionized drilling techniques. Jim Agnew played a pivotal role in shaping this innovative spirit.

Building a culture of collaboration
Brad Reinsel, U.S. Regional Director for Inrock, emphasizes the importance of Jim’s legacy: “Everything that we do today stems from the groundwork laid by Jim and other colleagues.” Jim fostered a company culture built on mutual respect and teamwork, recognizing that a strong, collaborative team is key to industry advancement.
This philosophy extends beyond Inrock’s walls. Jim believes that the entire HDD industry benefits from knowledge sharing and collaboration. This spirit is a key driver of progress within the HDD sector.

Honoring the past, shaping the future
Inrock remains deeply grateful for the foundation laid by Jim Agnew and his colleagues. The company’s employees honor this legacy by continuing to prioritize innovation, collaboration, and customer success. By focusing on shared knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and a commitment to value, Inrock is well-positioned to play a leading role in shaping the future of the HDD industry.

Listen to the podcast:
To hear more about Jim Agnew’s story and Inrock’s innovative approach, listen to the full episode of the Underground Infrastructure Podcast.