A GOOD NAME IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN SILVER OR GOLD
Garman O. Kimmell, Founder
Founded by Garman O. Kimmell in 1948, Kimray, Inc., a privately owned family company, has a rich history of service to the petroleum industry. Mr. Kimmell’s vision for the company began with the introduction of the 3" SGT-BP, a pilot operated gas back-pressure regulator. The first of many patented designs, the Kimray gas valve revolutionized gas pressure regulation.
Mr. Kimmell went on to design many other products, which have had a lasting impact on the industry. Kimray’s Glycol Pumps, Treater Valves, Oil Dump Valves, High Pressure Control Valves and Pilots are all recognized industry and worldwide.
A GOOD NAME IS SERVICE
3" SGT-BP from 1950
The vision Mr. Kimmell brought to Kimray included more than engineered products. He believed in order to be successful a company must service what it sells.
Kimray products are designed for serviceability. You can repair a 3" SGT-BP purchased in 1948 with a repair kit purchased for the same model being produced today. This commitment to non-obsolescence has been a trademark of Kimray design since the beginning.
Service is people, and our people set the standard for service in the industry. Kimray operates debt free and drug free as part of our commitment to provide a stable and wholesome working environment for our people.
Kimray is represented domestically by nine distributors in North America and Internationally in nine countries, providing product, application, on-time delivery and service after the sale.
A GOOD NAME IS SUPPORT
Maintaining the existing product in the field is important, but true customer support involves innovating new ways to solve problems.
Kimray's paradigm of product development starts with an actual problem or need, and finishes with an economical and reliable solution. Kimray engineers closely follow developments in materials, processes and technology to ensure that Kimray products continue to advance into the future.
This vision of the future led Kimray to start an Automation Division in 1988 to provide engineered solutions for the oil & gas industry's growing need for electronic monitoring, control and data acquisition. The integration of mechanical and pneumatic controls with state of the art electronic controls place Kimray at the forefront in production control.
Kimray's commitment to our customers translates into a willingness to invest in the future.
A GOOD NAME IS THE FUTURE
Kimray Sales and Service in Oklahoma City.
Most importantly, Mr. Kimmell provided the vision for the management of Kimray by founding the company on biblical principles and acting as a role model for management to this day.
Since 1948, Kimray has grown to occupy a facility more than 360,000 square feet, employ more than 800 people and generate yearly sales more than $240,000,000.
Our motto is, “A good name is more precious than silver or gold.” Kimray has successfully incorporated the fourth generation of the family into management and we are poised to serve our industry for many years to come.