Lloydminster – MTM Energy Service’s booth at the Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show featured a recent addition to their offerings- hydraulic hoses.
Brett Fisher is the brand manager for MTM in Lloydminster, which opened in 2010. The company started in Provost in 2007.
“Hardisty just opened in May,” Fisher said.
“We’re always looking for opportunities. Our CEO and the shareholders are willing to jump at opportunities when they come up. We’ve got a good base. We’ve diversified quite a bit. We deal with mining, forestry, oilfield, ag. We try to spread a footprint as wide as we can, so when one sector slows down we don’t feel it as much as someone else who is solely a one trick pony.”
MTM stands for “more than merchandise.”
Fisher said they are an oilfield supply store, but they don’t limit themselves to just that. “We get into whatever the customer wants. We’re more about helping the customer get whatever they need, whether it comes from us or not. We find that leads to more customer satisfaction and retention, even if you don’t help them out with that initial contact. Then you will get that recall, because of helping them,” Fisher said.
“It depends on the month, but I would say, for use, we’d be 60 to 70 per cent oilfield. That could change given the month, given the year. Pipes, valves, fittings, that’s one of the mainstays. Rig supplies, we always say, ‘Soap, rope, dope,’ so all the rigs supplies that they need. Again, we look after the ag industry. We have a chemical division as well.”
“Another line we brought on here recently is our hydraulics division, also a new enterprise of MTM,” he said.
The brand is Polyhose. “The quality is there. The price is there, and we are the Western Canadian distributor for Polyhose. That’s hose, fittings, we also do the adapters, hydraulic couplers, hose protection, everything. That’s out of all three branches, but it’s not limited to Lloyd, Provost and Hardisty, it’s Western Canadian,” Fisher said.
“It goes to all those industries that we have. Every industry, there’s some kind of hydraulic component at some point in the industry.”
Fisher said they are a very divers group of people within their team, with knowledge in a number of backgrounds, from valves to hydraulics. “Everyone has their own expertise, and we draw on their expertise to allow us to maximize the customer’s potential.”
Company-wide they have close to 20 people working for MTM, with eight fulltime and one part-time person in Lloyd.
Fisher personally manages the hydraulic side of the company and has three people working in that area. All three locations build hose.
“We wouldn’t be where we are without our team,” he concluded.