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VME Adds Field Service and Expertise With Acquisition of Cortex Process Equipment

TYLER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Field Service joins the list of VME’s services. With the acquisition of Cortex Process Equipment, VME now combines the power of advanced engineering and lean fabrication with the hands-on expertise of a field-service team.

“Adding Cortex to our line-up fills a void for many of our customers,” says Brad Stinson, VME’s Vice President – Onshore Division. “The reality is, field conditions are not perfect. They aren’t 100-percent predictable. Well site facilities inevitably need adjustments or repairs. Now, instead of our customers having to work around a third-party service company, they can come to us – the people who already know their equipment and operations inside-out.”

Not only does Cortex have the right technical qualifications – they also align with VME’s Core Values of Integrity, Fairness, Responsibility, and Clarity.

“When we found Cortex,” Stinson says, “we quickly learned that they have it all: the right people, the right instincts, and the right customer-focused personality.”

Cortex founder Brandon Plumb agrees. He says, “We both care about people and seeing a job well-done through to completion. Our company missions align, our people align, and we each fill something of a void that the other needed to serve our customers more comprehensively.”

Accessing VME’s field services happens in two ways.

  1. An extension of engineering and fabrication. It’s offered as a final step of all new engineering and fabrication projects. Every project is eligible for installation, commissioning and start-up as part of our commitment to our customers’ success.
  2. After Market services. New customers who need current well-sites serviced can contact Cortex at (833) 646-2513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Since only January 2020, the relationship has already benefited customers from both companies:

  • VME’s customers are getting well-site problems solved quickly and on-site. Cortex’s field experts are diagnosing problems, and VME’s engineers are drawing up the plans for fabrication.
  • Cortex customers are dreaming bigger and better. There are no limits now that they have not only the custom surface equipment and field service they’ve trusted for years, but they also have engineers and increased manufacturing capacity.

Stinson adds, “They’re exactly what we needed to become the one-stop shop that our customers have been asking for.”

In addition to being boots-on-the-ground field experts, Cortex specializes in custom surface equipment.

This means, VME also offers:

  • Spare Parts
  • Start-up & Commissioning
  • Process optimization
  • Debottlenecking
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Safety Compliance
  • Preventative Maintenance

VME’s acquisition of Cortex gives customers more control over their projects – from the beginning all the way through to production.


Kyle Carter
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