Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is here! To ensure you have a safe and happy holiday season with your friends and family, here are some tips to keep in mind as you decorate your home!

MASCOT meets customer needs w new manufacturing technologies

With over 40 years in the specialty valve business MASCOT offers an extensive range of proven technologies in specific to the needs to the industrial market. MASCOT offers complete in-house manufacturing, assembly and testing. Bundled with full material traceability and extensive quality procedures making the final product exceed expectations. Product is now in stock and available through Vector Controls and Automation Group.

Product shown: GFlo- Global Controls Valve offers superior performance in liquid and gaseous services, while its salient features offer easy, fast and inexpensive maintenance.


Now hiring field service technician- North Texas

Vector Controls & Automation Group is looking for passionate, energetic, and personable candidates who are self-motivated and well-organized to join our team. We offer a competitive salary comprehensive benefit package and committed to employee training for further development and knowledge of our product lines and the industries we serve. Currently we are seeking to fill a field service tech position located in the North Texas area. Please refer to our opportunities page with more details or email us at 

Intergration of Fire and Gas Safety with Process Controls Systems

We recently posted a white paper on our site citing the importance of an interdependent fire and gas safety system that can communicate appropriate messages to the process control system during an event. The following white paper goes into more detail concerning the matter and how vital is to the safety of a facility and its occupants.  Read more on our site.

Vector Controls and Automation Group welcomes Callan Brooks

Vector Controls and Automation is pleased to welcome Christopher “Callan” Brooks to our inside sales organization where he will be based out of our La Porte, Texas office. Callan is originally from Beaumont, TX and is a recent graduate from the University of Houston. With prior experience in the facility service industry Callan is a great compliment to our young and tenacious inside sales team. When Callan is not in the office he makes it a priority to get outdoors and enjoy hunting and fishing. Please welcome Callan to the Vector organization.

Welcome James Seim to Vector Controls

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of James Seim to our service department based out of our La Porte, Texas office.

James has been working in the Fire & Gas industry for 25 years. Prior to coming on board with Vector Controls he worked for Det-Tronics during which time he was involved with the installation, commissioning, testing, and maintenance of various types of Fire & Gas Detection. James is originally from in Beaumont, TX and in his free time James enjoys Scuba Diving and watching Science Fiction Movies.

At Vector Controls we believe our success is due to the highly talented team that represent us in the field. James has an extensive background in service specific to the industrial markets representing us well when working on client requirements.

Congratulations and welcome James to the Vector organization!

Lynan Formby now Customer Response team lead for Vector Controls


Vector Controls and Automation group announced today Lynan Formby as their Customer Response team lead and will be based out of their La Porte, Texas office.

Lynan’s responsibilities will include overseeing the fast-growing customer service requirements of the business. Her ability to partner directly with our manufacturing partners and support our customer service efforts will be a major differentiator for Vector Controls.  With over seven years in the industry working in various service centric roles Lynan is positioned to do right by our customers every single day.

Prior to planning the move to  the Houston area, Lynan has been working out of our Plano office supporting our sales teams in North and West Texas.

A native Texan, Lynan is ready for the move cheering her Texas Rangers from La Porte.

Welcome Lynan to Houston!

Vector Controls & Automation Group selected by Houston Chronicle as top workplace

November 1 2018- Vector Controls & Automation group was selected by the Houston Chronicle as one of the top places to work under the category of small companies.  Article on Vector Controls in now posted on the Houston Chronicle. 

Daylight saving time ends Sunday November 4th: fun facts to know about “falling back”

On Sunday, November 4, at 2 am, clocks will be turned back one hour, heralding the end of daylight saving time for much of the country.

The biggest consequence: The change shifts daylight back into the morning hours. For 9-to-5 office workers, it means saying goodbye to leaving work while it’s still light out. And for weekend workers, it means an additional glorious hour of sleep on Sunday. Hurrah!

Yet there’s still a lot of confusion about daylight saving time. Here are a few things to know: Yes, it ends in the fall, just as the decrease in daylight hours is becoming noticeable.

1. While not necessarily advocating changing time, Benjamin Franklin urged his fellow countrymen to work during daylight and sleep after dark, thus saving money on candles. (It was likely a tongue-in-cheek comment.)

2. The U.S. Department of Transportation is in charge of time in the U.S., including time zones and daylight saving time.

3. The U.S. first implemented daylight saving during World War I as a way to conserve fuel with the Standard Time Act of 1918, also known as the Calder Act. In World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt implemented a year-round daylight saving time that was commonly known as “War Time.”

4. Daylight saving became a federal law in 1966, with passage of the Uniform Time Act. It was signed by President Lyndon Johnson.

5. Eight months of the year are in daylight time, and four months are in standard time.

6. Daylight saving is observed in approximately 70 countries, including most of those in North America and Europe.

Level Measurment course offered this week in La Porte facility


PTU La Porte Texas facility

This week in our La Porte office maintenance and engineering personnel  are attending Vector University’s level measurement course . This 5 day class is a combination of classroom and hands-on training on the Vector Controls Process Training Unit, a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls.
Some elements that will be reviewed include:
Differential Pressure Transmitters

Capacitance Probes

Vibratory Level Switches

Guided Radar

High & Low Frequency Radar

Ultrasonic Continuous Level

Conductivity Level Switches


Field Tooling

Envelope Curve Filters

Guided Radar Curves & Filters

Learn more about the class from our course description online.