PASADENA, Texas -- Scott Safety, a global manufacturer of
respiratory, personal protective equipment and safety devices,
has announced the opening of a new service and training
facility in the Houston area to support its growing customer
base in flame and gas detection.
The service and training center is located in Pasadenas
East Belt Industrial Park, the heart of the regions
downstream refining and petrochemical industries. It is also
strategically convenient to the Houston Ship Channel.
With thousands of people depending on Scott Safety products to
protect them in high-risk environments, the new Houston
facility confirms the companys commitment to providing
its flame and gas detection customers with dedicated resources
to help them grow and protect their businesses.
The 10,000-square foot facility will provide flame, fixed and
portable gas detection partners and end users with technical
and service support in late 2013. The new facility will enable
Scott Safety to provide its customers in the US with local
flame and gas detection products and service.
In early 2014, the new facility
also will begin to serve as a regional Scott Safety training
location and provide customers and partners with a dedicated
resource for demonstrations and education on all Scott Safety
flame and gas detection products.
Scott Safety products provide protection from environmental hazards including
smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects and
flame contaminants and are designed to deliver five key
components: optimum protection, simplicity of use, user
comfort, lower total cost of ownership and simple maintenance.
The company has global technological expertise and marries that
with a total commitment to engage with end users, ensuring that
Scott products are created to meet the specific needs of each
The Scott product line includes self-contained breathing
apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, flame
and gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras, air
compressors, accountability systems, head, eye and face
protection, and firefighter and personal protective clothing.
We take our role in
protecting the safety of our customers very seriously,
said Bob Vigdor, Scotts director of sales for flame and
gas detection. With Houston being the epicenter of the
oil and gas industry, it was imperative that we create a
facility that provides our customers with dedicated, superior
service and support capabilities so that they can perform their
"The goal of the service center is to establish a global gas
detection center of excellence for service, technical support
and training that will enable us to respond to customer needs
quickly and efficiently.
Photo 1: During the grand opening of its
Pasadena training and service center, Scott Safety had a team
of experts on hand to discuss its products.
Photo 2: The company plans to roll out some
new gas detection products later this year.
Photo 3: Vendors and distributors gathered in
the conference room for a briefing.