SPOC Automation Blog

Justin Woodrum Named Electrical Engineer at SPOC Automation

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Miller Coop

Justin Woodrum has recently been named as SPOC Automation’s newest electrical engineer. He will be based out of the Trussville corporate office.   

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Topics: Company News, SPOC

SPOC Automation Recognized As Finalist For "Veteran Friendly Company"

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Miller Coop

SPOC Automation Recognized As Finalist For "Veteran Friendly Company" --Two Employees Also Recognized as Veterans of Influence

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Automation featured in BHM BIZ for partnership with CommuteSmart

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Miller Coop

Do you ever sit in traffic on a long commute to your office and think, ‘there has to be a better way to get to my job?’

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Topics: Automation, Oil and Gas Industry, Company News

SPOC's Chat Optimizes Customer Support

Posted on August 17, 2017 by Miller Coop

Imagine this: It’s the middle of the day and the sun is blazing. You’re out in the field doing your best to fix an equipment issue, but you’ve run out of ideas. You’re tired and frustrated and feeling stuck. No one else is around and you need some help in a hurry. 

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Topics: Company News, Customer Support

Thinking and Hiring Outside the Box Makes Our Business Better

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Bobby Mason

Companies everywhere are learning the value of a diverse workforce, there’s another aspect of diversity that’s less discussed but vital to business success: diversity of thought.

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Topics: Company News

Grant Todd Named VP for Well Optix

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Miller Coop

Grant Todd has been appointed Vice President for Well Optix, a company known industry wide for its cloud-based SCADA solution for remote monitoring, historical data acquisition, and control of artificial lift systems and other applications.

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Featured in COMPRESSORtech2

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Miller Coop

In recognition of growing environmental challenges, in some states and in other parts of the world, vapor recovery is becoming mandatory. To prevent light hydrocarbon vapor emissions – and realize cost savings – smart companies are installing vapor recovery units (VRUs) near storage tanks.

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Topics: Automation, Oil and Gas Industry, Company News, Compression, Vapor Recovery

SPOC's Secret Sauce to Success

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Bobby Mason

I’ve been thinking lately about the erosion of relationships in our society. In an instant we can “friend/unfriend,” “follow/unfollow,” and seek the anonymity of texts over face-to-face interactions. We have shorter attention spans and a microwave mentality in our expectations of results—not only in personal relationship but in business as well.

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Topics: Company News, Pricing

Cable Machine Automation Cuts Production Time

Posted on May 01, 2017 by SPOC Automation

For several years, SPOC has made use of a machine to cut control wire. Since we build all our products to order, high-volume throughout has resulted in efficiency gains, enabling us to deliver drives faster than anyone else in industry. With this machine we’ve been able to control length, cut straight, and reduce wiring errors and potential arc hazards.

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Topics: SPOC, Company News

SPOC Automation Announces New OEM Sales Manager

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Miller Coop

SPOC Automation is pleased to welcome Rich Vigil, who has joined the SPOC team as OEM Sales Manager responsible for overseeing and orchestrating OEM sales operations.

Rich Vigil, OEM Sales Manager

Based in Houston, Vigil will take the lead in developing and implementing a sustainable sales growth strategy designed to proactively serve the needs of OEM customers while driving overall sales performance.

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Topics: Company News


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