DICK & PAM BACKSTROM
Dick and Pam founded IDEA Drilling in 1997 and have been in the core drilling industry for 47 years. In the early 1970’s Dick held the role of Managing Director of Longyear do Brazil. Later in 1980 Dick and Pam founded Minex, a core drilling products company. The Backstrom’s created even more opportunities by purchasing Fausett Diamond Drilling in 1990; operating as Northwest Drilling and becoming the principal underground contractor in Nevada. In 2015, Marcus & Marcus Drilling out of Nevada was purchased, adding even more value to the IDEA Drilling services. Also in 2015, Dick was awarded the first “Ernie Lehmann Award” from Mining Minnesota for his contributions to non-ferrous mineral development in Minnesota.
Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Award April 25, 2012
Recognizing entrepreneurs who have dared to dream, taken a risk, and made a difference
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