PRESS RELEASE – December 7, 2015
It is with great pleasure I introduce our Tulsa Lab Manager Mr. Mike LaVallee who has nearly 30 years of refractory experience from a three dimensional perspective:
As a lab manager involved in every aspect of lab operations As a third party inspector for various domestic and foreign jobs As a contractor in various roles of quality inspection and control
His experience in these various disciplines has enabled him to have a well-rounded understanding of refractories. Knowledge of material properties coupled with the practicality of application of those materials in the field enables the CFS Tulsa Lab to provide a greater degree of technical assistance to your project.
Mike has a strong technical background, keen insight into refractory issues, and the ability to diagnose problems by getting to the root of those problems; he believes that good information is the key to satisfactory resolutions. For this reason, he is a crusader against refractory lore, myth, and misinformation while championing education and skills development.
Trust is something not easily earned these days in an” image and information” culture. We can be overwhelmed with, often conflicting input, while having little time to filter through it all. In order for trust to exist, integrity is a must. For those who know me, my pledge to integrity remains. For those who don’t, I will work to earn your trust as well.
A word from Mike:
PRESS RELEASE – May 5, 2014
Consulting and Field Services, LLC (CFS) of Ponca City, Oklahoma and REBL Refractories Evaluations Laboratory Ltd. of Surrey, BC are pleased to announce a merger of the two companies with REBL becoming a subsidiary of CFS. This business partnership allows the two companies to better serve the core North American markets in the Petrochemical, Oil and Natural Gas industries. Both companies provide independent third-party API 936 certified refractory inspection services as core to their operations.
REBL, founded by Ms. Windfeld in 1992, has a well-established Consulting Engineering service for refractory linings; refractory material testing laboratories in Surrey, BC and Leduc, AB; and an experienced dedicated team of API 936 Certified Inspectors across Canada. Loyal customers of REBL are located throughout Canada and USA in the industrial markets using thermal processes. Core industrial markets served are oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, petrochemical processing, non-ferrous metals, power generation, biomass furnace operations, and cement/lime industry.
CFS, founded by Mr. Gary Page in 1995, has a successful team of professionals serving the petrochemical and refining industries both domestically and internationally. CFS provides API 936 certified inspection services for refractory linings with an experienced team of inspectors located throughout the United States. CFS compliments its refractory inspection group with divisions providing teams of certified inspectors and non-destructive evaluation services for compliance with API 510, API 653, and API 570. CFS personnel are also certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).
For any questions regarding this business partnership, please contact either REBL Refractories Evaluations Laboratory Ltd. through their website at www.rebl.com or CFS Consulting and Field Services, LLC through their website at www.cfsinspection.com.