BROKEN BOW—From pump manufacturing to custom in-house machining, Sargent Pipe has been serving local and international customers for 50 years. In order to celebrate this anniversary, Sargent Pipe is hosting a public open house on Wednesday, February 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at 114 North 1st Avenue, Broken Bow, NE 68822.
Manager Luke Wassom and staff say it is an honor to be celebrating this 50-year milestone and attribute a large part of Sargent Pipe’s success to its ability to keep up with the times and new technology.
“We want to stay American-made, we’ve always been that way and we want to remain [that way]. We’re one of the few companies yet in the pump market that is American-made castings and I think that’s what makes us great,” Manager Luke Wassom said.
Head of Perforation Sales/Equipment Design Loren Taylor said it takes a tremendous staff, inventory, and knowledge to do what they do and to successfully serve customers in the agriculture and municipal sectors.
“Some of the stuff that we do comes here from a long ways because nobody can fix it–but we can. We got the equipment, we got the know-how, we got the engineering ability, we’ve got the ‘we-can-do-attitude’ here and that’s the main thing. We can do it–we will do it to take care of our customers and the people in Nebraska” Loren Taylor said.
Custer County native and newly hired mechanical engineer Levi French encourages everyone to stop by the open house on Wednesday afternoon to enjoy machine shop tours, equipment demonstrations, cookies, and refreshments.
“If you think there’s something we can’t do, just stop on by and come see. Probe our brains a little bit, ask some questions, check us out, and see what we’re all about. Come out and see what we can do and put us to the test a little bit. We’d love to have everyone stop by and check things out, we’d love to see everyone,” French said.