Great Western Valve Acquires Southern Instrument & Valve Company

Nov 05, 2014

Great Western Valve, Inc. acquires Southern Instrument & Valve Company

Company adds new locations in Pasadena, Texas City, and Clute-Freeport, Tx to its network

HOUSTON – November 5, 2014 - Great Western Valve, Inc., an industrial service company specializing in repair, remanufacturing, and field services for control, pipeline, and relief valves as well as instruments, positioners, and actuators, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Southern Instrument & Valve Company, Inc. (SIValveCO).  Adding SIValveCO will broaden the services offered to our customers and move these services closer to many customer sites.  SIValveCO, Lonestar Actuation, and Great Western Valve will continue to provide the highest quality workmanship and exceptional customer service.

SIValveCO’s three locations and operations management will all remain with the company and continue to service and support their customers. Kevin Bubien will be Manager of Pasadena and serve as Great Western Valve’s General Manager of its Relief Valve Division.  Steven Bubien will be Branch Manager of Texas City and Eddie Mills will be Branch Manager of Clute-Freeport.

“SIValveCO has built a solid business with strong customer relationships,” said Jim Reilly, Great Western Valve, Inc. President and CEO.  “We look forward to working with all their customers and are thrilled to have Kevin, Steven, Eddie and their personnel joining our team.”

Southern Instrument & Valve Company, Inc. has served the marketplace for the last fifty years providing repair of gauges, instruments, control, and safety relief valves as well as steam testing and factory authorized tank vent repair.  The company has an extensive inventory of valves and parts to support quick repairs and deliveries.

“Over the years, we have competed with Great Western Valve and seen them grow,” said Stan Bubien, former President of Southern Instrument and Valve Company, Inc.  “Through this process, I have gotten to know their management team and reviewed their operations and I could not have picked a better group to pass the reigns.”

Mike Kouloumoundras, Vice President Operations and Mike Bailey, Vice President Sales will work closely with each location and their customers to ensure seamless delivery of services with the quality and customer service that Great Western Valve and SIValveCO’s customers have come to expect.

About Great Western Valve, Inc.:

Great Western Valve, Inc. is an API Spec Q1, ISO 9001:2008, and VR Stamp National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector certified company who services the refining, petro-chemical, pipeline, power generation, and pulp & paper industries and specializes in control, pipeline, and relief valves as well as instruments and actuators.  The company services all makes and models of automated control valves, pipeline block and bleed isolation valves, all triple off-set butterfly valves, gate, globe, and check valves, all brands of relief valves.  The company also provides field services and differentiates itself by providing quality workmanship, exceptional customer service, and flexible delivery times that are often far shorter than OEMs and other valve companies.