SPOC Automation Blog

We’re there the day they install your SPOC drive. But if a part ever fails — we’re there for you that day too.

Posted on April 09, 2019 by SPOC Automation

When you buy a drive from SPOC Automation, the customer experience definitely doesn’t end after the drive is installed and up and running. We build our drives to last under rough conditions, from the summer heat in West Texas to the bone-chilling cold of North Dakota in the winter.

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Topics: Customer Support

Reed Simms Hired as Mid-Continent Sales Manager at SPOC Automation

Posted on January 21, 2019 by SPOC Automation

Trussville, Ala. – SPOC Automation welcomes Reed Simms as their new Mid-Continent Sales Manager. Simms will be responsible for leading business growth and advancing brand credibility. He brings more than 10 years in sales, account management, and customer service.

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Topics: Company News

We’ve made a few changes around here. You should come see us.

Posted on January 03, 2019 by SPOC Automation

We did a little renovation on our house this year. Sometimes growing quickly presents bigger challenges than not enough growth. We added a fourth building to our complex, which we use to store inventory, freeing up production space in our other buildings.

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Topics: SPOC, Company News

What you believe will eventually show in what you do

Posted on December 20, 2018 by SPOC Automation

This past year was an important year for our company. We grew. We made more drives and served more clients than the previous year. But we did something else that might be even more important.

We decided to put down in writing the core values that define what we believe and will guide us in the future. We grew this year, a lot. We added a number of talented people to our team. We expect that we will grow even more in the coming years. We felt that it was critical, as we grow, that everyone who joins our team understand the soul of this company, so that together we work toward a common goal. 

Our leadership team spent a lot of time talking about these ideas.

There was a lot of debate. We might have argued some. But in the end, we came to 100 percent consensus on five ideas.

Committed. We are dedicated to completing our work the right way, on time, every time.

Caring. We respect and care about our employees, our customers and our suppliers. We invest resources to make them better.

Passionate. We are competitive and motivated to succeed. We take pride in helping our customers win.

Solutions Focused. We are an innovation company. Creatively, we solve challenging problems in the best way.

Gratifying. We believe work should be fun and we enjoy delivering world class products for our customers.

But the best way to understand what a company believes in is not to read their corporate documents. It’s to watch the behavior of its people. At SPOC, our core values are not just words on paper. They are beliefs that we live out every day.

So this year, in addition to formalizing our values, we decided to create awards that honor the members of our team who embody these values every day. A few weeks ago, we recognized three extraordinary people. And maybe the most extraordinary thing about each of them is that they would tell you they are only doing their jobs.

Randy Nelms. Randy is one of our earliest employees. He sets high expectations, for himself and everyone on his team. He expects people to work their hardest, to be honest, and to give our customers more than they expect. He is just a rock-solid individual, both personally and professionally. 

The thing you notice first about Jake Hinkle is his attitude. He approaches every task, every job with great enthusiasm. He is eager to learn, and most importantly, he cares about giving his best to every challenge. We’ve challenged Jake often and he always rises to the challenge.

Oren Arzad has an equally winning attitude. He is driving to be the best in everything he does, both personally and professionally. That’s why he’s been an Olympic athlete and why he is one of SPOC’s champions.

Looking at these three people, we can confidently say that we’ve been fortunate to attract great people to our company. Without doubt, that’s the biggest reason for our success and the success of our clients.

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Topics: SPOC, Company News

Commitment. Passion. Loyalty. There is a reason we’ve been able to help clients succeed

Posted on December 18, 2018 by SPOC Automation

One thing we’ve always taken pride in at SPOC is how many of our best team members have been with the company for many years. We value loyalty, of course. We’ve worked hard to build a company that rewards the people who move us (and our customers!) forward with new and bigger opportunities.

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Topics: SPOC, Company News

Lift Up: Working to make a good company great

Posted on December 13, 2018 by SPOC Automation

Every great company has a purpose. A reason to be. ‘To make money’ is rarely a powerful enough purpose to drive a company to greatness.

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Topics: OIlfield, SPOC, Automation, Oil and Gas Industry, Company News, Video

Andrea Huels Named Director of Growth & Innovation at SPOC Automation

Posted on September 10, 2018 by SPOC Automation

Trussville, Ala. – Andrea Huels has recently been named as SPOC Automation’s Director of Growth & Innovation. She will be responsible for developing and driving the company’s strategic business planning in her new role. 

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Topics: Company News

Andrew Denard named Industrial Engineer at SPOC Automation

Posted on August 31, 2018 by SPOC Automation

Trussville, Ala. - Andrew Denard has recently been named as SPOC Automation's Industrial Engineer. He will be based out of the Trussville corporate office.

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Automation Launches 'Revelation' Pump-Off Controller

Posted on August 30, 2018 by SPOC Automation

TRUSSVILLE, Ala., -  SPOC Automation announces the launch of a new product, 'Revelation,' a pump-off controller. This pump-off controller uses pump cards, a graphical representation of the pump loads, and analyzes the information collected to make decisions, run diagnostics and optimize settings for those in the oil and gas production.

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Topics: Oil and Gas Industry, Company News

Dale Jolley named supply chain specialist at SPOC Automation

Posted on August 08, 2018 by SPOC Automation

Trussville, Ala. -  Dale Jolley has recently been named as SPOC Automation's Supply Chain Specialist. He will be managing the performance of the supply chain and making recommendations to further improve the efficiency of operations at SPOC.

Jolley has more than 20 years of experience in the field of logistics and operations.

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Topics: Company News


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