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BY LUKE GILLESPIE SLATER CONTROLS K SLATER CONTROLS UNDERSTANDS WHICH VALVE OR CONTROL INSTRUMENT IS NEEDED FOR A PROJECT OR APPLICATION AND CAN PROVIDE IT. SUPPLYING EXPERTISE evin Slater, president of Slater Controls, believes that they are one of the best suppliers for the oil and gas industry. He bases that assessment on his nearly 30 years in the instrument and control business. “There is more than one segment to [the business],” he says. “We represent and distribute for many manufacturers of control valves, flow measurement, level control, process and automation controls.” With his experience, Slater believes a customer would be comfortable working with Slater Controls to accomplish a successful automation and controls project with confidence. “I’ve been doing it for so long, I know and understand how the industry works,” he says. “How we’ve grown in certain segments is not brand-specific but we’ll still have what a customer needs, both in product and knowledge. We keep a healthy stock of products that are not kept in stock by other manufacturer representatives or distributors.” Product expertise is what Slater credits for the growth of the company. Founded in Midland, Texas, it now includes locations in Amarillo, Texas, Farmington and Albuquerque, N.M., and Phoenix. He says that each location is staffed with people that have been in the industry numerous years and capable of offering the same technical assists for the customers’ needs. Service and Training Besides being a supplier, Slater Controls also offers the assembly, calibration and repair of valves, actuators and pressure switches. The company points out that it can mount any of its actuators to a customer’s valve, including choke valves and damper drives. It also offers actuator accessories such as limit switches, positioners, position feedback transmitters, speed controls and solenoid valves. All of its actuator assemblies are calibrated and fully tested. The service is provided in-house, in the field or at a company’s plant. The company also offers training and support on all products. Slater says training is a must and important enough that three years ago the company added a training room to its facility in Midland. He acknowledges that while the training center was built primarily for the customers, employees too use it to get better acquainted with the products. For electrical industrial services, Slater Controls says WINTER 2010 Kevin Slater, president of Slater Controls, says his nearly 30 years in the instrument and control business makes the company one of the best suppliers to the oil and gas industry. The company stays up-to-date on all products. COMPANY PROFILE Slater Controls www.slatercontrols.com Headquarters: Midland, Texas Employees: 20 Service: Manufacturer represen- tative of control instruments Kevin Slater, president: “Many say, ‘We trust you, just supply us with the correct products for the given application.’” EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM | 19
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2009
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Emergency Preparedness Case Study
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The Crossing Co.
Discovery Drilling Contractors
Mantra Venture Group
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Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
TG Engineering Inc.
Abacus Mining & Exploration Corp.
Advanced Rig Services
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Exploration & Processing - Winter 2010