Great pics!! Texas is just a different world. When it comes to machining, they live up to big.
Years ago I got called down to BP during the whole Deepwater Horizon fiasco. In some of the early, multiple parallel contingencies to clamp some of the pipes shut, I visited a few of the shops down there that were making chips on various projects to support that effort. Just the material that they have on hand was a different world. Need 10 feet of three foot diameter bar? "Hold on - yeah it'll be over here by noon. And it should be cut by morning on the vertical boring mill that's half the size of your house"
Really cool to see a place where old manual stuff is still the way to go. Like all your machinery moving pics too.