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October 17th, 2019

apergy ribbon cuttingApergy Area Manager Amber Goodman is joined by fellow employees and Chamber Ambassadors as she cuts the ribbon at the business’s new location Tuesday morning in south Liberal. L&T photo/Robert PierceROBERT PIERCE • Leader & Times

 

Founded on the principle that life requires energy, Apergy is focused on unlocking that energy with highly engineered products and technologies used to drill for and produce oil and gas efficiently and safely around the world.

Tuesday morning, the Liberal Chamber of Commerce welcomed company representatives to their new location in the southwest part of town with a ribbon cutting.

Apergy Account Manager Brian Self said there are 18 divisions within the company, which specializes in handling electrical submissive pumps.

“Typically, in this area, we’re looking for something between 400 to 500 up to 3,000 plus barrels a day,” he said. “You won’t really see it if you’re driving by. If you want to drive out in the country and go look, what you’ll probably see is one of our drives. It’s a variable speed drive. In layman’s terms, it’s like having a dimmer switch on your lights. You can speed it up or turn the light up or down.”

Self said Apergy’s Liberal location handles a wide area of customers.

“We service all the operators in this area in probably a 200-mile plus radius of our location here,” he said.

Apergy Director of Operations Ben Gould said the move from the company’s former local location has been exciting for the business.

“We’ve been in Liberal for a long time with our ESP systems,” he said. “We were in a very small building up the street and around the corner, so we’re excited to move into this facility. I think what it does show is our commitment to being in Liberal.”

Gould said Self and field service representative Gary Hall wanted to grow the business, and this was a large part of what went into making Tuesday’s ribbon cutting possible.

“We made a commitment to get them into this shop and give them the opportunity to show their customers what we can do here,” Gould said.

Chamber Director Rozelle Webb said the move was a benefit for the community and the region.

“We’re really glad to have you in Liberal,” she said. “That’s wonderful for our area. We’re very happy.”

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