What does it take to be the best place to work?
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What does it take to be the best place to work?

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Drew Franklin

SPOC Automation attended the Birmingham Business Journal’s – 2014 Best Places to Work award luncheon last Thursday, March 20th. We are very honored and thankful to have won the overall mid-size company category (50-150 employees).


Best Places to Work Award Luncheon

The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel ballroom in downtown Birmingham, AL. According to the BBJ, there were three things that stuck out of the survey results…  “it takes a healthy dose of the 3 C’s: communication, culture and chemistry.”

Sample question from the survey – What song title best sums up your company culture? Answer: “Nothin’ But a Good Time” by Poison.

“Our company is comprised of good, solid and hard-working people. We truly have a good time at work with practical jokes and family-like camaraderie,” said Bobby Mason – President of SPOC Automation. “Every day is different around our office. We bust our tails to get the job done, but we have some laughs along the way.” 

Meet Birmingham’s Best Places to Work for 2014 (See the BBJ article)

SPOC Automation builds world-class variable frequency drive (VFD) solutions for the oil and gas industry. We engineer and package artificial lift controls and automation technology that increase oil and gas production, lower lifting costs and save energy.

The largest independent artificial lift controls manufacturer in North America, we apply decades of automation experience to your equipment or process to make products that help you produce more and spend less.


Our company is different because it is comprised of dedicated professionals that are innovative thinkers who truly care about our customer’s best interest. In order to continue serving our customers’ needs and developing new products, we are always interested in finding the most experienced, qualified team members to help us achieve the excellence we strive to provide.

Design and Field Engineering, Field Service, Sales, and other professionals in the Electrical Controls and Automation field, please submit resumes to careers@spocautomation.com.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team of professionals.


Change in the oil and gas industry is as constant as the sun rising in the east. Every year, we learn new techniques for lifting product from the ground more efficiently and for lower cost. At SPOC Automation, we are passionate about sharing our insights, our hard-earned lessons with our channel partners and our customers. Here, we'll discuss new innovations in lifting technology and all of its many applications.

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