Labor Day Weekend- Safety Moment

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.

40 Days 40 Prizes Vectoberfest October 4th

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

Hurricane Harvey- One year later

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.

Keaton Chism joins Vector Organization

Vector Controls and Automation group leader in system and mechanical solutions announce today the hiring of Keaton Chism to the inside sales organization based out of our La Porte, Texas office. A recent graduate of Texas A&M University and originally from the Houston metro area Keaton has worked in various capacities within the industry.  After completing a three-year internship with nVent/Raychem and his degree in the field of industrial distribution Keaton now will be our nVent/Raychem Champion. Keaton will be working on various challenging projects and guiding the Vector organization on the benefits of the nVent/Raychem product line.

Finally, when he is not busy perfecting his sales skills, Keaton enjoys fishing golfing and motocross. Welcome Keaton to Vector!




Lamar University Business Blog featuring Jared Boudreaux

Jared Boudreaux was recently interviewed by Lamar University on his thoughts concerning contemporary business ownership. A big thank you goes out to Bri Gore and Shannon Figueroa of Lamar University for the opportunity to write and share.  You can see the entire piece on the Lamar University business blog

Webinar Water 4.0 Water Management

In this recorded webinar provided by Endress + Hauser we share 3simple steps with you which could be part of your IoT for Water Management solutions. – Dashboards which efficiently show you the right information to manage your Water / Waste Water plants. – An analytics platform which transforms data to meaningful information. – Easy to deploy networking solutions to collect data from sensors from remote locations. Learn more now:

Vector University: Basic Instrumentation September 10-14

Basic Instrumentation Training will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a review of instrumentation technologies, terminology, and symbols needed to work in the field. Understanding Pipe and Instrument Drawings (P&ID’s) and basic wiring techniques will be covered along with instrument outputs. Students will be exposed to a variety of instruments including; Level, Flow, Pressure, Temperature, and Control Valves. Students will participate in a troubleshooting work shop and conduct loop check outs.


The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on the Vector Controls Process Training Unit, a full-scale, working process skid with online instrumentation and controls.

Register now.

Justin Napier joins Vector Controls & Automation Group

Today, we would like to congratulate Justin Napier on the completion of his internship with Vector Controls & Automation Group in La Porte!  Justin had the opportunity to work closely with our Instrumentation and Analytical Field Senior Technicians to learn the business and to get more insight on his future career path.  Justin just completed his degree in instrumentation and automation from San Jacinto Community College and will now be joining the Vector Controls & Automation team full time.  Welcome Justin to Vector! #internship #automation