Dedicated to the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Frank Roberts and Sons

Understanding the Energy Industry is what we do best.

Long before the energy boom of the Marcellus and Utica Shale, Frank Roberts and Sons were operational and serving as a valued partner for the oil and gas industry of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. But as the industry hit a boom and additional attention was put on the region, FRS responded to the demand and continued to serve as your one-stop-shop for plastic and geotextile containment.

In the last five years, the oil and gas industry have seen several changes and regulations regarding containment, and the team at Frank Roberts and Sons are on the forefront of those changes ensuring our clients know and understand the options moving forward for their jobsite success. We are committed to being not only a valued supplier, but partner that is dedicated to our clients success. We work with our clients at the start of a project to help identify areas for suggestions and ideas to improve efficiency. This is part of our value to you – our client.

We have continued to grow with our existing clients and suppliers and look forward to developing new relationships as the need for domestic energy is as strong as ever. We at Frank Roberts and Sons are dedicated to being your wholesale supplier of geotextiles, plastics and erosion control for the years to come.

Product Spotlight – Cattle Guards

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Frank Roberts and Sons

Cattle Guard, Frank Roberts & Sons, Livestock Guard

SIOUX Steel Company presents their Cattle Guards to allow easy access to farm and rand land by eliminating the need for gates.

Cattle guards give open access but keep livestock inside. All cattle guards are constructed with heavy wall steel pipe and heavy duty thick steel channels. All ends of the cattle guards are capped to prevent rust. Wings and boxed cattle guards are available with all sizes.

The guards come in a few styles:

Boxed Cattle Guards:

Designed to sit on flat ground. Gravel underlayment is recommended for drainage of these cattle guards.

In many cases these boxed cattle guards are used for wheel washes in construction or oil and gas sites.

Cattle Guards with Wings:

Designed to make it difficult for cattle to cross ends.

Flat Cattle Gaurds

Designed to be placed into a hole/foundation with a cement form

Cattle Guard with Removable Box

Available on all the flat Cattle Guards. Removable Box will add approximately 7″ to the overall length and width of the cattle guard.

For more information on our Cattle Guards, contact us today!

New Website Launched

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Frank Roberts and Sons

Frank Roberts and Sons are pleased to announce the initial launch of our new website. The new site features a more indepth product and service listing that help our new and existing clients know the various products and capabilities that we can offer. The site will serve as a resource for our products, and allow our visitors to access our product listing online.

The new site also features an Application section that helps break down our product listings by industry, such as Energy, Agriculture, Environmental, Roadway, Site Development and more.

Be sure to check back as the site will continue to evolve and develop as to be a complete resource to our clients for their geotextile, erosion control, pit and pond liner products.

FRS Exhibits at DUGeast

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Frank Roberts and Sons

Frank Roberts and Sons is excited to exhibit and participate in the 4th Annual DUG east Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 13-15th. The conference is a great resource for our customers and industry and FRS is excited to be particpate. Be sure to stop by our booth during the week and see the new products we will have on display.


The oil and gas industry is buzzing with the potential for the Utica shale to layer below the world-class Marcellus play, at the same time the Appalachian states are happily realizing the financial benefits of current and planned developments. The 2012 DUG™ East is the largest gathering of unconventional oil and gas professionals in the Marcellus region.

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