A new company built on a family tradition of service.


Experience. Tradition. Family. Dedication. If these words resonate with you, then you’ll like doing business with W74 Oil Tools. You see, while the name may be new, we’ve got roots deep in the oil patch.

We can look back over half a century, to 1959, when E.J. Thompson first learned the demanding skill of applying tungsten carbide to drilling tools. In 1964, E.J. opened his own shop , which he operated successfully until 1971, when he decided to retire to his farm in East Texas. But he wasn’t done yet.

In 1976, came a call from his song, Marcus, hard at work in a little shack in Hobbs, NM. Trying to learn the tungsten carbide business.Trying to follow in his daddy’s footsteps. He needed help. So at age 74, E.J. came out of retirement to help his son establish his business. After three years, with Marcus’ business well established, E.J. returned to his farm.

In 1994, the third generation arrived when Michael, son of Marcus, joined his dad’s team. Despite a rough start, due to downturns in the oil business, Marcus and Michael together grew M.P. Thompson into one of the largest and most trusted tungsten-carbide providers in the oil and gas industry today.

Then it was Michael’s turn to carve his own notch. In 2005, he started Final Cut Machine, as an extension of M.P. Thompson – to provide the standard drilling tools and qualified machine shop services their customers so urgently needed.

Now, that venture has evolved into W74 Oil Tools, dedicated to the downhole fishing tool business. A new company built on a family tradition of excellence, and a long history of service to oil and gas producers.