TMCo Hosts Open House Event

TMCo celebrated 10 years of business and the recent expansion of its Wewoka, OK facility by hosting an Open House Event that consisted of shop tours, demonstrations, and a BBQ luncheon for its customers, vendors, and local community.  Many thanks to our customers who have helped facilitate the growth in the last  10 years from a 25,000 sq. ft. building to now being over 75,000 sq. ft. facility.  The event turned out to be a huge success and TMCo thanks everyone that participated in the celebration.

TMCo Fetes 10 Years of Merit

Article by Lou Armour, City Editor
Featured in the Sunday, October 13, 2013 Weekend Edition of The Seminole Producer
October 9, 2013 marked ten years that H. Wayne Carroll bought a small metal shop at the corner of N. Mekusukey and W. Cedar St. in Wewoka and built it up into a 75,000 sq.ft. enterprise for the natural gas industry worldwide.

Carroll chose to celebrate by inviting friends and family from throughout Wewoka, Seminole County and the regional area to visit his expanded Wewoka facilities and partake of a barbecue lunch provided by Boscoe Joe’s.

Headquartered in Houston, the Wewoka-born and raised Carroll came back to Wewoka in 2003 with a patent for natural gas pipeline orifice fittings and opened The Measurement Company (TMCo), Inc.

Over time, he built on the business buying more space and in just the past couple of years, Carroll has converted legacy industry milling and lathe machines with CNC (computerized numerically controlled) millings and lathes giving TMCo the highest standards in industry tolerances for orifice measurement fittings.

TMCo takes raw steel fittings from their supplier in Keokuk, Iowa, and computerized numerically controlled mills then cut the solid forged blocks down to a recognizable orifice fitting.

The pieces are then transported over to CNC lathes where the finishing touches are added.

Within the factory walls, other shops lathe and mill smaller components to the orifice fitting, where they end up at a finishing shop to be assembled, tested and painted.

Engineers work directly onsite to ensure the CNC instructions are current and to client specification.

TMCo makes patented (owned by Carroll) “Sure Shot” dual-chamber and single chamber orifice fittings in 2-in., 3-in., 4-in., 6-in., 8-in., 10-in., 12-in., and 16-in. diameters.

Robert Tanner, Assistant Director of Manufacturing, said they just received a new requirement to make orifice fittings suitable for 900-pound work.

Tanner attributed their quick response time to three-dimensional computer software that makes quick work of the design of the new fitting.

TMCo now has 11 CNC mills and 11 CNC lathes, and plans to convert the remaining legacy machines by the end of 2014.

TMCo is a privately owned company with over 44 employees in Wewoka, 15 at the main office in Houston, Tex., and fabrication facilities in Simonton, Tex.

Carroll and his employees pride themselves in keeping 100% of their manufacturing and their customer service in the U.S.A.

On the day of the open house, all employees were wearing their new black TMCo shirts, and they were brimming with pride as they showed off their worksite.

When asked, several employees said without hesitation that Mr. Carroll was a wonderful and generous boss and they said it was the best work environment in their experience.

Unlike many expectations of a dark, dingy, dirty and loud metal workshop, the TMCo facilities were bright, light, quiet and clean, so clean, Chief Finance Officer Scott Orr said, “you could practically eat off the floors.”

Staff members were taking small groups of visitors throughout the complex explaining the various stages of the orifice fitting manufacturing and shipping process.

H. Wayne Carroll has over 50 years of management experience in the oil and gas industry.

His experience includes 20 years with Daniel Industries, and later Vice President and co-founder of Flow Automation and President of Premier Instruments, Inc., before launching TMCo, Inc.

The Sure Shot fittings meet AGA3/API 14.3 and ISO 5167 standards, and TMCo has captured a 30% of the orifice measurement market.

Family members of the Wewoka TMCo team were feted by Carroll and his family with a dinner and a meet and greet after the company’s open house on Wednesday.