Built By A Trucker FOR Truckers
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