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Clean Cities Coalition wins awards, Serva Group acquires ValTek

Coalition gets awards

The Clean Cities Coalition organized by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has received two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials say.

One recognizes the work the coalition did with a clean cities coalition in Tulsa to boost Oklahoma’s network of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations.

Officials said Oklahoma ranks best in the nation for that, and has been named the top state for EV owners by

The Oklahoma City coalition also was recognized by the Energy Department for achieving the greatest improvement in idle reduction fuel savings.

Coalition fleet stakeholders reported they saved 216,000 gallons through idle reduction efforts in 2019.

“The Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition is excited to receive these awards and continues to be proud to work with our fellow Clean Cities Coalitions and invested stakeholders to give Oklahomans access to alternative fuels and fuel-saving technologies,” said Eric Pollard, ACOG’s Clean Cities coordinator.


Serva Group buys fracking gear producer

Serva Group has spent an undisclosed amount to acquire ValTek Industries, a Permian-based manufacturer of hydraulic fracturing pumps and pump parts.

Officials said ValTek manufactures high pressure pumps, fluid ends, power ends and expendable parts, such as valves and seats for the oil and gas industry. ValTek also provides fleet service and maintenance through its manufacturing and service facilities in Odessa, Texas.

"ValTek's legacy high-pressure pump line is not only the perfect complement to Serva's already industry-leading smaller horsepower pump offering, but their experience in service and other well servicing equipment will provide an unparalleled value in the market," said Shane Hamilton, ValTek’s CEO.

Alex Menkhaus, Serva’s president of Serva, will manage the combined operation, officials said.

"This combination is a great outcome for employees and most importantly, our customers. ValTek rounds out Serva's already strong line of well servicing pumps and allows us to leverage the company's leading manufacturing and service capabilities and expertise with a presence closer to our customers in the heart of the oil and gas industry,” Menkhaus said.

Staff reports