United Meter Company is established in Andrews, Texas as a local oilfield meter service provider.
UMC shifts its focus into oilfield automation, revolutionizing the industry with the release of its E-Z Control tank monitor and control system. More than 10,000 of these systems have been placed into service since.
UMC begins the design and manufacturing of the Personal Emergency Response System (PERS). The technology has since become the backbone of the Life Alert System, which is used by millions worldwide.
UMC forms Baschtex, a joint venture with Russia’s state-owned oil company, Baschneft. The joint venture supplies hundreds of vapor recovery units throughout Siberia, in some of the most harsh conditions on the planet.
UMC opens its first satellite location, an automation and electronics production facility in Midland, Texas.
United Meter Company formally changes its name to UMC Automation and Compression. The company soon becomes sole distributor of Utile Rotary Vane Compressor.
UMC General Manager Thomas Gentry and petroleum engineer Dustin Faulkner publish a groundbreaking article in American Oil & Gas Journal about the use of Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs) in the Bakken Shale, roughly 5 years before major production peaked in the region.
UMC earns its “U” and “R” certifications from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), enabling the company to begin engineering and designing code pressure vessels.
UMC opens its first Bakken field operations office in Williston, North Dakota.
The company receives the UL 508A certification, which allows UMC to become a UL listed panel shop.
UMC moves its primary fabrication facility to Fort Worth, Texas, reaffirming the commitment to provide cost-effective solutions. The company also opens Permian Basin field operation office in Odessa.
UMC Automation and Compression begins doing business under the name UMC Energy Solutions. The company delivers the 500th piece of equipment to the Bakken region.
UMC opens its mid-continent office in Tulsa, OK.
UMC opens a field operations office in Carlsbad, New Mexico to service the Delaware Basin region of southern New Mexico.
UMC receives its UL 698A certification, enabling it to become one of the few companies certified to build hazardous location panels.
A New look for the UMC logo.