Jumping Off a Drilling Platform Into the Deep Blue Sea

Every day it seems I hear about how this never-ending oil slump is affecting major corporations worth millions of dollars. But what about “the little guy?” What about those mom and pop companies that service the oil industry; the independent contractors that are hard-pressed for work; the small start ups…

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Jo Ann Cantú is the President of Cantu Maritime Consulting, Inc. For more information, call 832-845-1836 or email joann@cantumaritimeconsulting.com. Website: www.cantumaritimeconsulting.com

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