Franklin Free Press

When driving through downtown Russellville, local residents probably do not stop to admire the small, brick building across the street from the police department and right next to the Chevron gas station, nor does he or she probably realize that the company housed there operates on an international level. Petro Chemical Energy, located at 107 East Madison Street, was started in 1998 by owner Darren Woodruff and has since become the world’s leader in energy audits, surveys and leak detection. Woodruff, a Russellville native, got his start in 1985 working for his father, Steve Woodruff. “My dad started a business similar to this one, but he worked mostly in paper mills,” he said. “He didn’t work in oil refineries or chemical plants – I guess because it was more of a liability risk.” After spending a number of years learning and working with his father, he decided to start his own company. “Like I said, my dad liked working in paper mills, so I told him I wanted to branch out and do oil refineries and other plants so we wouldn’t be competing against each other,” Woodruff said. The elder Woodruff is now retired, and Darren’s sister and brother-in-law, Cindy…

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2017 IETC

We will be doing a presentation at the 2017 Industrial Energy Technology Conference on June 20-22 in New Orleans, LA. For more information on this conference you can go to www.ietc.tamu.edu.com.

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