Vector Controls and Automation partners with Endress+Hauser to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland
October 19, 2018 – Endress+Hauser announces plans to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland, TX, just outside of the Houston area. The campus will be in Pearland’s lower Kirby District, in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base. Construction is currently being planned to begin in 2019 with completion by the end of 2020.
“Our recent investments and campus expansions in the U.S. demonstrates our commitment to support our customers,” said Todd Lucey, General Manager of Endress+Hauser, USA. “The new facilities enable us to improve our services, strategically develop and manage additional growth as well as expand our competencies across the industries we serve.”
The new campus will include areas for calibration, repair and training space, which will include a brand new state-of-the-art PTU® (Process Training Unit). It will house the Global Marketing and Applications group for SpectraSensors’ Gas Analysis business and contain office space for approximately 110 employees including Endress+Hauser’s sales and service provider, Vector Controls & Automation Group.
“We are very excited to be a part of this project,” said Jared Boudreaux, President of Vector Controls and Automation Group. “With our facilities on campus alongside our partner Endress+Hauser, we will increase our current facilities three-fold which will create a substantially larger and broader integrated approach to the market and serve our customers at the highest level.”
The project will include a design with emphasis on Regional Texas Architecture. Responsiveness to the local climate, use of regionally authentic interior and exterior materials and attention to scale are critical to the success of the project. The building will be designed under the guidelines of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” project as stipulated by the U.S. Green Building Council, reflecting Endress+Hauser’s sustainability principles.
About Vector Controls and Automation Group
Vector Controls and Automation Group is a leading manufacturer representative with corporate offices located in Plano, Texas with sales support and service operations based in La Porte, Texas. Vector partners with the top manufacturing brands in the industry to offer complete, turnkey superior solutions. No application is too complex for Vector. We are committed to helping our customers solve the most complex measurement, control, automation, and analytical problems. We have experienced application specialists in our Instrumentation and Automation, Analytical Solutions, Valve and Valve Automation and Technical Services divisions to support all process applications, controls & automation, and service needs. With Regional Support Centers and professionals located throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri, Vector strives to achieve and provide the highest level of customer service along with the industry’s top technical professionals.
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About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs nearly 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated [net sales of] more than 2.2 billion euros (2.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017.
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Thank you to our sponsors customers and the Vector Nation for making 2018 Vectoberfest happen. It was a great night with gifts music St. Arnold brew and food. A special note goes out to John “Spike” Garcia with the Lone Survivor Foundation for being our guest and accepting a donation from Vector Nation for a very worth cause. Look forward to Vectoberfest 2019!
Universal, high-performance tablet PC for device configuration
The Endress/Hauser Field Xpert SMT70 tablet PC for device configuration enables mobile plant asset management in hazardous and non-hazardous areas. It is suitable for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments with a digital communication interface and to record progress.
This tablet PC is designed as a complete solution that comes with pre-installed driver libraries and is an easy-to-use, touch-enabled tool which can be used to manage field instruments during their entire life cycle.
- High-performance, robust tablet with large 11.6″ display and a battery runtime of up to 14 hours.
- Touch-enabled device configuration software in 20 languages. Includes NAMUR NE 107 instrument diagnosis.
- Pre-installed device driver libraries for all of the important industrial protocols.
- Fast connection to devices with a single click thanks to automatic hardware detection.
- Integrated Heartbeat Verification incl. PDF documentation.
- Online application software update service offers new functionality and maximum security.
- Access to HART devices in PROFINET systems (ET 200SP) with Fieldgate PAM SFG600.
Contact Vector Controls about demo options and availability.
Vector Controls & Automation Group and Av-Tek announced today our alliance, which includes the sale and support of all the Av-Tek products in the following states: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, and northwest Arkansas. This alliance will give Vector Controls more flexibility in terms of how it pursues the water and wastewater industry. Product such as the DEX Double Eccentric Butterfly Valve and the VRX Plunger Valve are built with high quality components built to last 50+ years with virtually no maintenance and have various engineered options when developing specifications with clients.
“We firmly believe that our dedicated Water/Wastewater team is growing and still in its infancy – and this partnership marks the next chapter of extending our solutions profile,” said Sales Manager Bruce Philpy. “I want to thank Greg Bilbao and his team for working closely with us on the creation of this partnership. The Water and Wastewater industry is and will continue to be, an incredibly important part of Vector’s future.”
About Vector Controls & Automation Group
Based in La Porte, Texas Vector Controls and Automation Group is committed to helping our customers solve the most complex measurement, control, automation, and analytical problems. Experienced application specialists in our Instrumentation and Automation, With Regional Support Centers and professionals located throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, and northwest Arkansas, Vector Controls strives to achieve and provide the highest level of customer service along with the industry’s top technical professionals to help find solutions for your applications.
About Av-Tek Water Management
Based in Salt Lake City Utah, Av-Tek valves are manufactured with the highest quality and materials to provide years of service. Av-Tek designs their valves with quality, longevity and ease of maintenance in mind. Each component is designed to ensure the highest performance possible. Av-Tek prides themselves with creating engineered solutions to your valve problems.
Interested in learning more about Williamson Flare Monitors and their applications? Vector University now offers a 1 day “hands on” course on Non-Contact flare monitoring specific to the needs of maintenance and engineering personnel. Some topic that will be reviewed in the class include:
Pilot Monitors (PM) value-benefit/regulatory requirements/ease of use
Flare Monitors (FM) environmental concerns/reduce cost/increase productivity
Flame Intensity Monitors (FI) specific field use/target markets
Our class is taught in a working PTU with our factory trained personnel Sr. Applications Specialist Chris Fournet.
Register early class sizes are limited.
We hope you and your family make it a great Labor Day weekend. Since its the “last weekend” of the summer make sure to be aware of the heat and sun. Here is a quick safety moment about the use and value of protecting your skin from the sun. Thank you to Astava for this great safety moment.
Choose a sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” protection. All sunscreen products protect against UVB rays, which are the main cause of sunburn. But UVA rays also contribute to skin cancer and premature aging.
Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays. Higher SPF numbers do mean more protection, but the higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes. SPF 15 sunscreens filter out about 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 sunscreens filter out about 97%; SPF 50 sunscreens filter about 98%, and SPF 100 filter about 99%. No sunscreen protects you completely.
“Water resistant” does not mean “waterproof.” No sunscreens are waterproof or “sweatproof,” and manufacturers are not allowed to claim that they are. If a product’s front label makes claims of being water resistant, it must specify whether it lasts for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating. For best results, reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and even more often if you are swimming or sweating. Sunscreen usually rubs off when you towel yourself dry, so you will need to put more on.
We are only out a few weeks for Vectoberfest 2018. Join us as we network with our partners have great food and win prizes! Register at https://www.tinyurl.com/Vectoberfest
Hard to believe it has already been one year since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast. South Texas, Houston and Southeast Texas (SETX) were hit the hardest. The resilience of our community and how Texans come together was and is remarkable. In a time of need of that magnitude our resolve was truly tested. At Vector, we were extremely fortunate that there were just a few of us that had some damage personally, and our La Porte office was mostly unharmed. However, while things were down, we hitched trailers traveled to the areas hit by the storm to help out. Just a small token but an emotional experience for our team because there were so many people in need and had…in just a few days…lost everything.
As we all remember where we were and the family member or friend that lost some things or everything that day, it is hard to believe that there are still people in our community displaced. Keep them in your prayers and hope they have peace soon.
When times are most difficult, we find out a lot about ourselves….we make it through, and we get stronger. We are one year later….and we are stronger. Find a way to help someone, who hasn’t made it through yet. They probably could use some of your strength. Looking for a local group in Houston to help? Go to Charity Navigator for more information.