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Schneider Electric Awards Setpoint Prestigious Ace Membership

Schneider Electric Awards Setpoint Prestigious Ace Membership

Setpoint Integrated Solutions, Inc. (Setpoint I.S.) announces its official recognition into the Automation & Control Excellence (ACE) Program awarded by Schneider Electric. The award is the result of reaching the requirements in terms of technical competencies, number of required personnel, inventory availability and professional guidance to sell and implement solutions related to Altivar variable speed drives, Modicon series of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and process automation controllers (PAC), human machine interfaces (HMI) and a variety of electrical solutions.“Schneider Electric’s ACE Program recognizes distributors who have shown commitment to Schneider Electric through performance and dedication to building competencies around Schneider Electric’s automation and control solutions,” said John R. Bukowski, Channel Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric. “As a result of the branch’s achievement, Schneider Electric recommends Setpoint I.S. to our end user and OEM customers as a preferred channel partner in South Louisiana for automation support and expertise.” Bukowski continues.Receiving the membership comes shortly after Setpoint I.S. opened its new headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., which included an expanded Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) facility, measurement and gauge repair shop and Integrated Technology Center (ITC) that houses a process unit model of all the integrated solutions Setpoint I.S. has to offer which includes Schneider-Electric solutions.“We set ourselves apart by bringing industry-leading expertise and world-class instrumentation and controls products together into fully integrated solutions” said Sandro Esposito, Director of Process Automation at Setpoint I.S. “We have the engineers, technicians and subject matter experts to make certain that our customer’s automation needs are fully realized and supported throughout the lifecycle of their assets,” Esposito continues. Please click here for further contact information and details about all of the products and services Setpoint I.S. can provide.

Pon North America Helps Houston Children Pedal Toward Literacy Success Through Its Donation to CYCLE

Pon North America Helps Houston Children Pedal Toward Literacy Success Through Its Donation to CYCLE

Pon North America, the primary shareholder of Setpoint Integrated Solutions, announced today a donation of 125 Gazelle bicycles to the children’s charity, CYCLE (Changing Young Children’s Lives through Education).  These Gazelle bicycles will be used to fully support a summer reading initiative to promote literacy and classroom success amongst middle school and high school students, along with their parents and teachers, in the Greater Houston Area.

Through Pon North America’s donation to CYCLE and partnership with the Houston Public Library, the top 125 students who have read the most books will be awarded a new Gazelle bicycle and helmet at the end of summer.  This donation enables CYCLE to help older kids that they were unable to support through their program previously.  This initiative promotes students to maintain and progress their reading skills over the entire summer.  Middle school and high school students can enroll in the program through their local library.

“At Pon North America, we are committed to being a good corporate partner and giving back to the communities we operate in is important to us,” said David O. Turner, President and CEO of Pon North America. “Pon Holdings is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands, and philanthropy is an important element of the corporate culture of Pon. Our employees are given time during work hours, with full pay, to volunteer for community projects through our “Time2Help” initiative.  We wanted to partner with CYCLE because of its mission to improve literacy so that students are on the path to success and they are empowered to reach their full potential. Additionally, we are proud to help promote a love for reading through this summer reading initiative.”

David Entrekin, Chairman of CYCLE, said, “CYCLE is delighted to receive the generous donation of 125 bicycles from Pon North America. These bicycles will be awarded to deserving Houston middle and high school students who successfully complete a Summer Reading program. CYCLE is completely funded by corporate and individual donations from the greater Houston area.  With our bicycle programs, we encourage children to be active physically and mentally, empowering them to improve their literacy and possibly break the cycle of poverty.”

Click here for more information about CYCLE. Click here for more images of the event.

Setpoint I.S. Houma to Move and Merge into Lafayette Center

Setpoint I.S. Houma to Move and Merge into Lafayette Center

Setpoint Integrated Solution’s (Setpoint I.S.) distribution center located in Houma, Louisiana is moving and merging its operations to an existing Setpoint facility located in Lafayette, Louisiana by August 31, 2015.

For customers and suppliers, please be advised of the following:

  • The new physical address for the Houma location will change to:
    208 Row One Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 – effective August 31, 2015
  • Banking information and remit to address for payments will remain the same at
    P.O. Box 935076, Atlanta, GA 31193-5076
  • The new address for invoice submittals for Houma will now be
    208 Row One Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
  • For services, products or distribution inquiries, please contact (337) 593-8662
  • For purchaing inquiries, please contact (225) 753-3290
  • Should your company require any new copies of credit information, W9 forms or tax exemption certificates, please contact our accounting department at accountsetup@setpointis.com.

While our Houma location will merge with a current distribution center in Lafayette and your direct contact may change, our approach to customer satisfaction will remain the same as our top priority. Setpoint I.S. – Lafayette has been operating in the Acadiana region for more than 15 years and is strategically located to serve the oil & gas markets. This merge will better serve your needs by offering a broader range of inventory in a single location such as mechanical instrumentation, process automation, control, relief and manual valve solutions.

Furthermore, you will benefit from increased response times along with more comprehensive services, and please be assured that our daily delivery commitments and performance to Houma and the surrounding areas will remain the same.

We appreciate your business and partnership as we look forward to continue working with you in the future. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Announces New Consolidated Green Tag Center in Baton Rouge

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Announces New Consolidated Green Tag Center in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Setpoint Integrated Solutions (Setpoint I.S.), an industrial supplier of engineered process control solutions, announces the opening of its new Consolidated Green Tag Center (GTC) for safety relief valve assembly and repair at its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, La.

“Our new GTC in Baton Rouge will help position us for continued growth in this region,” said Terry Gill, Vice President of Operations. “We continue to focus on providing expanded services to our existing clients and we welcome our new clients from the region who are looking for one stop for all their service needs,” added Gill.

The GTC designation came after the Baton Rouge facility’s newly acquired VR (Valve Repair) accreditation from The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section I and VIII assembler certifications. The Green Tag Center investment of nearly $600,000 expands Setpoint I.S.’ repair capabilities in Baton Rouge by adding safety relief valve services to its control valve and MOV repair services in a 40,000 square foot service center. This designation gives Setpoint I.S. its seventh GTC nationwide.

“The new safety relief valve (SRV) repair capability and added application experts will give us the opportunity to provide relief valve assembly and repair services in a much closer proximity to many of our clients in this region,” said Rocky Carter, General Manager of Services for Setpoint I.S.’ Baton Rouge facility. “Our clients trust that we have the technical expertise, the facilities and the capabilities to handle anything from large outages to routine maintenance,” added Carter.

For more information about all of the products, services and integrated process solutions that Setpoint I.S. can provide, please visit www.setpointis.com.

About Setpoint Integrated Solutions

Setpoint I.S. engineers, sells and services products ranging from control valves and process automation equipment to relief valves and industrial filtration and provides a full range of site services and immediate technical support. Setpoint I.S., headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., is a subsidiary of Pon Holdings B.V. of the Netherlands.

Contacts

Setpoint Integrated Solutions
Sandro Esposito, (281) 241-6500
VP of Marketing
SEsposito@SetpointIS.com
or
Dustin Anderson, (225) 753-3290
Public Relations Manager
DAAnderson@SetpointIS.com

Setpoint I.S.’ Urgent Response Saves Millions for Customer

Setpoint I.S.’ Urgent Response Saves Millions for Customer

Dow Chemical was on the verge of losing $1 million a day as two of their 8” Camflexes needed to be pulled and repaired. Dow contacted Michael Hall of Setpoint I.S. and he had them expedited to the La Porte shop at 8:00 that night.

“The difficulty of repairing these quickly was compounded by their out of-the-ordinary construction and design. One was a high flow camflex that is very rare and difficult to source parts for,” Hall stated.

During this time La Porte was at full capacity and under heavy pressure from customers for delivery on other repairs.

“We had techs, shipping, and repair coordinator stay late waiting on the valves. Once torn down and inspected, we were able to quote and build a replacement for one valve, as well as repair the other valve to meet the customers need until a replacement can be sourced,” Hall continued.

While working after hours to meet Dow’s demand, the entire team at the La Porte facility pulled together and finished the repair.

“Finally, on Saturday, a third valve began to have issues, and we were able to help the customer troubleshoot and fix via phone to get the plant running.”

Following Setpoint’s response, Jimmy Unger of Dow Chemical submitted a QSPP, which is Dow’s method for reporting unordinary service or equipment failure. They are seen globally and a positive QSPP is rare.

Here is what Unger wrote in his QSPP report, “Setpoint did a great job of utilizing their resources and personnel to make sure we received our valves in a timely manner to the point that the shop repair folks worked around the clock for us. They were also very flexible with us when we changed our direction on what we wanted to do with one of valves at the last minute.”

Louisiana Valve Source Releases Sup-R-Seal Gate Valve

Louisiana Valve Source Releases Sup-R-Seal Gate Valve

YOUNGSVILLE, La. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Louisiana Valve Source (LVS), a nationwide leader in valve repair and remanufactured process equipment, announced the release of its engineered gate valve for the midstream pipeline market.

LVS designed the Sup-R-Seal Model ES Gate Valve per the specification for pipeline valves, API 6D. This solution for oil and gas markets is a through conduit expanding gate valve for diverse applications ranging from liquid and slurry piping systems to crude oil and natural gas liquids transport. Improved reliability and availability of the Sup-R-Seal is achieved with capabilities such as in-line repair, custom packing set design, smooth flow conduit, seat face protection and double block and bleed capability.

“The double block and bleed capability helps reduce the number of potential leak paths to meet the more stringent EPA regulations,” said Justyn Durand, Product Manager for Sup-R-Seal Gate Valve. “The fully protected seat faces in both the open and closed positions allow for extended life of the seats,” added Durand.

“For years we’ve offered our clients superior service and the highest quality in remanufactured valves. Now, we’re excited to offer our clients an original, engineered product that we’ve manufactured right here in the United States,” said Brad Bergeron, President and CEO of LVS. “Utilizing the Sup-R-Seal ultimately reduces the need for two separate valves, and therefore offers a more-cost effective solution by lowering maintenance costs, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership,” added Bergeron.

For more information, visit www.lavalve.com.

About Louisiana Valve Source
Louisiana Valve Source (LVS), headquartered in Youngsville, La., is a subsidiary of Setpoint Integrated Solutions, a leading integrated solutions and services provider in the process control industry. LVS manufactures gate valves and provides complete solution packages of remanufactured process equipment supported by a full range of services. For more information on LVS’ products, services and locations, please visit www.lavalve.com.

CONTACT:
Justyn Durand, Sup-R-Seal Product Manager
Louisiana Valve Source
Phone: (337) 856-9100
Justyn@lavalve.com

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Awarded CB&I and Chiyoda Joint Venture Valve Contract for Cameron LNG

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Awarded CB&I and Chiyoda Joint Venture Valve Contract for Cameron LNG

Houston, TX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Setpoint Integrated Solutions (Setpoint I.S.), an industrial supplier of engineered process control solutions announced that it has been selected to supply all control, safety relief and automated isolation valves for Cameron LNG, a large liquefied natural gas terminal located in the state of Louisiana.

Setpoint I.S. will execute its workflow process that optimizes each project’s timeline and cost by being engaged in selecting, sourcing and providing the majority of the automated on-off valves, control valves and safety relief valves. “We’ve created an efficient and transparent workflow process to provide turnkey solutions stemming from our manufacturer relationships and robust application engineering integrated with life cycle cost considerations to provide the best result for all the parties involved,” said Joey Jobe, Chairman of Setpoint I.S.

Setpoint I.S.’ application experts, the OEM manufacturers and the engineering contractor will work side-by-side to engineer, size, specify, assemble and provide thorough documentation packages for execution. “We focus our efforts on providing not just integrated process solutions, but long-term partnerships with our clients,” said David Ross, Vice President of Supply Chain and director of this project. “Setpoint’s EPC Workflow Process offers added value in optimizing cost savings and minimizing risks for both the end user and EPC,” added Ross.

For further information about all of the products, services and integrated process solutions that Setpoint can provide, please visit www.setpointis.com.

About Setpoint Integrated Solutions
Setpoint I.S. engineers, sells and services products ranging from control valves and process automation equipment to relief valves and industrial filtration and provides a full range of site services and immediate technical support. Setpoint I.S., headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., is a subsidiary of Pon Holdings B.V. of the Netherlands. For more information on Setpoint I.S.’ products, services and locations, please visit www.setpointis.com.

CONTACTS:
Sandro Esposito, VP of Marketing
Setpoint Integrated Solutions
Phone: (281) 241-6500
SEsposito@SetpointIS.com

Dustin Anderson, Public Relations Manager
Setpoint Integrated Solutions
Phone: (225) 753-3290
DAAnderson@SetpointIS.com

Setpoint – Port Arthur Featured in Port Arthur News

Setpoint – Port Arthur Featured in Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR, Tx. – Setpoint was recently featured by the “Port Arthur News” in conjunction with the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation Business Park as a growing industrial business in the region. As one of the first businesses to move in to the business park, Setpoint has impacted the industrial economic growth in this region. Setpoint moved to the business park seven years ago to increase its ability to tackle much bigger projects, better satisfy customers and operate in a more strategic location to clients in the refining and chemical industries. Setpoint is proud to be a part of the Port Arthur EDC’s Business Park and supporting and growing business in the region for years to come.

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Setpoint’s Waverly Location Relocating to Sayre, PA

Setpoint’s Waverly Location Relocating to Sayre, PA

SAYRE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Setpoint Integrated Solutions announced that its distribution and service center located in Waverly, NY will relocate to a new facility in Sayre, PA beginning May 1, 2015.

The address for Setpoint’s new facility is 3226 N. Elmira St., Sayre, PA 18840. All phone numbers and other contact information will remain the same at this time. Setpoint’s move to Sayre will expand its repair capabilities by adding new test stands for safety relief valve testing that will make the Sayre facility a National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Valve Repair (VR) certified shop. To accommodate expansion, Setpoint plans to hire more full-time certified personnel and expand its service truck fleet from seven to nine, which will allow for quicker turnaround time. Customers will benefit from expanded inventory and a new strategic location in the northeast oil and gas region of the United States.

“We’re excited to announce the move to our new location in Sayre, PA. This new location is just a few miles away from our old Waverly facility, but the added inventory and machine shop space will allow us to better serve customers than ever before,” said John Lofton, General Manager of Setpoint’s new Sayre facility. “This move will put us even closer to the customers we currently serve and help position us for continued growth in our region in the coming years,” added Lofton.

Please visit www.setpointis.com for further contact information and details about all of the products and services Setpoint can provide.

Setpoint to Host Grand Opening at New Corporate Headquarters

Setpoint to Host Grand Opening at New Corporate Headquarters

Setpoint Integrated Solutions will hold the grand opening of its new 113,000 sq. ft. U.S. operations headquarters located in Baton Rouge, La. on April 16, 2015. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with a celebration and tours of the facility to follow.

Setpoint’s new corporate headquarters also serves as its premier Southeast Louisiana service center and adds safety relief valve services to its control valve repair capabilities in a 48,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art assembly, repair and automated valve machine shop. The new facility also adds a 30,000 sq. ft. inventory warehouse. Other added capabilities include the expansion of Setpoint’s process automation offerings and its local Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) area. The grand opening of Setpoint’s headquarters also coincides with the launch of its new Integrated Technology Center (ITC), an industrial process showroom designed to provide an interactive experience with a variety of products Setpoint sells, integrates and services. The ITC and new 74-seat auditorium will provide customers the ability to get hands-on exposure and training with all the solutions Setpoint offers.

“Last year, we changed our name from DMC-Carter Chambers to Setpoint Integrated Solutions. Building from a foundation of valve expertise, we rebranded ourselves since our organization evolved to include process automation products and associated services. This plan included a new corporate headquarters that is more representative of who we are today as a company and the direction we are headed,” said Joey Jobe, President and CEO of Setpoint. “Our new Baton Rouge facility is more than just a building. Our new facilities showcase our added service capabilities and expanded product lines we can now offer customers as we continue to maintain our commitment to first-rate customer service,” added Jobe.

Please visit www.setpointis.com/News-Events for further details on the grand opening event, ribbon cutting ceremony and information on visiting Setpoint’s new headquarters and new ITC.