Built By A Trucker FOR Truck­ers

Alberta Oil - - ADVERTORIAL -

T&E Pumps is a per­fect ex­am­ple of in­ge­nu­ity born of ne­ces­sity, of per­se­ver­ance, and the en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit ev­i­dent in many oil boom towns. Ted Devine es­tab­lished T&E Pumps Ltd. in 1999, af­ter 24 years in the patch. For 15 years he owned and op­er­ated tank trucks spe­cial­iz­ing in in­field haul­ing. In all those years there were daily strug­gles with poor suc­tion, leak­ing pumps, pumps that couldn’t be re­paired, waste, pumps that were worth noth­ing af­ter a cou­ple weeks and poor per­for­mance af­ter the ini­tial new wore off. Cou­pling this with the Alberta oil patch be­com­ing in­creas­ingly aware of its en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact, drove Ted to fix these prob­lems. T&E man­u­fac­tures the most re­li­able, longest­last­ing pumps on the mar­ket, as well as the most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

The first pro­to­types of T&E were put onto trucks other than his in about 1998. By 2001 the patent had been granted, and the trick­i­est part be­came fig­ur­ing out how to man­u­fac­ture the parts re­quired on a larger scale. Many of the parts that were needed were ei­ther un­avail­able or too costly to pro­duce on a small scale. Thus the man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity that we now have where most of our man­u­fac­tur­ing is done was born. The ex­per­tise of lo­cal ma­chin­ist Neil

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