Equipment rental in the midstream pipeline industry is highly driven by word-of-mouth and more often than not, the local company that has proven itself able to respond and mobilize quickly will win the business. TPE has accumulated the largest rental equipment fleet of high pressure launchers and receivers in the midstream industry, but having the majority of the inventory located in Tulsa, OK has limited our ability to build deep, local roots in the places where business is won and lost faster than we can drive from Tulsa to the jobsite. Places like PIttsburgh, PA, Bakersfield, CA, and Edmonton, Alberta in Canada are places were TPE sends a lot of rental equipment every year. However, we're looking to do more in these places. That's why we're committing to moving our assets closer to the customers. Through a series of "TPE Dealers" that will be announced this year, we will be partnering with local service providers to bring TPE Midstream inventory on the ground closer to the jobsites. For our customers, this means less freight, faster response times, and a deeper working relationship. For our Dealer partners, we're giving them the ability to self-perform work they didn't have the equipment to execute before. Our dealers can also offer TPE equipment alongside their own rental offerings as another value-added service they can provide. TPE is committed to our core values, the 3 C's, and moving our equipment closer to the jobsite drives all 3. Our dealers can provide superior customer service by placing "boots on the ground" to support customers when TPE is farther away. By combining the inventory locations of all of our dealers, we can offer a more inventory than ever before. And last but not least, we can lower the cost of projects to our customers by reducing freight and response time.
IF YOUR COMPANY IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TPE MIDSTREAM DEALER, PLEASE CONTACT US. WE'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND EVERYWHERE PIPELINE MAINTENANCE COMPANIES NEED EQUIPMENT.
TPE MIDSTREAM BELIEVES IN THE 3 Cs:
1. Customer Service - We are here to help our customers solve problems. TPE aims to be a company that is a pleasure to do business with. We want to be a superhero for our customers, delivering solutions in stride with unmatched responsiveness.
2. Comprehensive Inventory – TPE currently boasts the largest high pressure (600#) fleet of pipeline launchers and receivers in the industry. We are constantly adding to our equipment base, and our aim is to grow into a wider variety of equipment as our customers request it.
3. Capital – TPE is determined to be the low-cost provider in every equipment category we represent. We believe that there are 2 types of companies in the world: the companies looking for ways to charge more, and the companies looking for ways to charge less. We are the latter, and we are constantly driving our costs down for the benefit of our customers. The more we can help our customers save capital, the stronger our customer partnerships will be.
Keeping these 3 “C”s in mind allows us to evaluate the constant flow of data ask ourselves 3 questions whenever we make a decision:
Does this help our customers? – or – Does this make TPE easier to work with?
Does this add to our equipment offering?
Does this help us drive our costs and prices down?